If you’ve been with me any length of time, you’ll know what I’m about to say. Keeping your walls clean makes a big difference on how clean your home feels. It may have spots on the floors and stuff piled up on every surface, but if the walls look clean, the place feels clean. Think of the opposite: if you walk into a house with dirty walls, the whole place feels dirty—even if the rest of the home is orderly and relatively clean. This also applies to appliances, like the refrigerator, oven and dishwasher. See the difference in the photos below? It is subtle, but it really changes how the room feels.
Tip: Add this task to someone’s weekly chores list. Not every wall will get dirty every week, so you only have to clean as the dirt becomes noticeable.