Keep Your Home Looking Dapper

Blake Griffin’s house is pretty dapper, is yours?

When people come over to your home, you want to make sure it’s presentable and dapper–not messy and dirty. The same way you want to keep a dapper appearance with your clothes and grooming is the same way you want to take care of your home. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment, condo, or house–it should always be dapper.

Here are some tips on keep your home nice and clean:

Kitchen: Dishes must be washed after every meal–no exceptions. Don’t have a sink full of dirty dishes because this not only makes your kitchen look messy, it makes YOU look messy. Some other things that need to always be clean are your fridge, stove/oven, and microwave. Whenever you spill food, clean it up immediately. Don’t let it stay there for a couple of hours or even days, just clean it and get it over with. Also, make sure you wipe down the dinner table before and after every meal. Nobody wants to sit down at a dirty table, especially women.

Laundry: Once a week, you need to do laundry. Never let your hamper overflow with dirty clothes because it will leave a foul stench throughout your entire house. There is nothing grosser than walking into somebody’s bathroom and seeing a hamper full of smelly clothes in there. On the subject of hampers: if you don’t have one already–get one. Don’t leave your dirty clothes on your bedroom floor, or worse yet in your closet. Invest in a large hamper that can hold a weeks-worth of laundry and stash your soiled apparel.

Mirrors: Every home has them, but not every home cleans them. At least once a week you’ll need to wipe down all your mirrors–especially in the bathroom. Smudges and stains are unacceptable if you want to have a dapper home. When you bring women over to your house, they will always be using the mirror. Make sure they can actually see themselves and not something gross like sprinkles of your toothpaste or worse yet, residue from your dental floss.

Floors: Whether you have hardwood, tile or carpet, you need to sweep, mop, and vacuum your floor. Never go more than a week without doing this–especially if you have carpet. Carpet attracts a lot of dirt that you can’t see and if you don’t clean it rapidly, you’ll be sniffing germs up your nose without even realizing it. I recommend you shampoo your carpet every 3 to 6 months, either professionally or by yourself.

Trash: Take the trash out daily. Don’t let trash pile up inside your house like you’re some sort of hoarder. Every bedroom, bathroom, and eating area should have a trash bin. Replace the trash bag every single day–even if it’s not full. Just because you have half a trashcan full of trash doesn’t mean it’s clean. Imagine all the filth swarming around in there…not dapper.

Bedroom: The first thing you should do in the morning, after peeing, is making your bed. This is a very simple task that will always make your room look a lot better. Don’t ever bring a woman into your bedroom and expect her to jump into an unmade bed. It only takes 5 minutes out of your day to do this so there are no excuses. Just make your bed and forget about it until the next day.

Yard Work: You can either do this yourself or hire a pro, but taking care of your yard is a must. The same way you cut the hair on your head you’ll need to cut the grass on your lawn. Every 2 weeks you’ll need to cut the grass, trim trees, kill weeds, eliminate shrubbery, etc. If you have plants, you’ll need to do even more work and water them daily. If you don’t have time for this, either get rid of the plants or setup an automated sprinkler system that will also take care of the lawn for you.

These are a few things you can do to keep your home looking dapper, but of course there are always more. If you want to live a dapper life, you’ll need to have a dapper home. How do you keep your home looking dapper?

Nathan Allen

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