A Multi-Family Home

Want To Minimize Cleaning? 4 Tips For Buying A Home

by Arnold Gomez

If you have been living in a rental apartment for a long time, you may know that buying a single-family home would lead to being in a bigger place. This also means that you would have to put a lot more time and effort into cleaning to keep the entire house looking spotless. While you may know that your cleaning responsibilities will be increased, you may be interested in utilizing all your opportunities to minimize how much you have to clean when purchasing a property.

Vaulted Ceilings

One of the features that you may find attractive is vaulted ceilings, but this will also lead to more cleaning responsibilities since you will have so much extra ceiling space that needs cleaning. Also, if you have a ceiling fan and light fixtures so high up, you may need to climb on a ladder just to reach these features, which will automatically make them more difficult to clean effectively. However, this ceiling does bring a stunning look, and you may find that cleaning it is worth it. 


If you are open to living in either a one-story or two-story home, you will find it most beneficial to go with the one-story house for cleaning purposes. With a multistory home, you will need to worry about cleaning the stairs as well as the ceiling, walls, and windows along the stairway.

In a one-story home, you will not have to worry about reaching too high to reach everything inside. This will keep you from having to spend much time to prepare for cleaning the house.


While you may like how carpet feels on your feet, you may also know that carpet often comes with more cleaning responsibilities. When compared to hardwood, laminate, or tile floors, you need to put more effort into cleaning the carpet because it can get stained in a variety of ways. Look for a home that has the flooring type you prefer. 


A major feature to look at with every house is the landscape because you will have a front yard and backyard that need to be maintained. The plants and trees on your property will play a huge role in how much cleaning you must do to avoid a messy landscape. Also, you should look at neighboring properties to see if they have tall trees that can bring debris onto your property.

If you would love to buy a home and know that you will not have to spend a lot of time cleaning, you should consider all these tips for helping you make the right purchase for your family. Speak to a real estate professional to about real estate for sale