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Keep a Clean Home & Clear Your Mind

Keeping a clean home with a regular cleaning room is essential for our health and welfare, but also has a significant impact on our mental state of mind and wellbeing. There are the obvious reasons to clean such as ridding the home of germs and dust which can make us unwell, but you may not be aware that the act of cleaning can relieve stress, burn calories and make us more productive in other areas of our lives. Having an ordered kitchen can encourage us to eat a more balanced diet as it’s easier to cook from scratch with fresh ingredients in a clear space. Cleaning with a partner or your children can even be a bonding experience as you complete tasks together, and by ridding your home of clutter, you may be able to donate to a charity and give a little back to society.

There are clearly lots of reasons to keep a clean home, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. To help you create your own cleaning routine, here are some of the most important tasks to focus on.

     1.   Keep On Top of Dusting & Vacuuming 
Dust is one of the main causes of allergies, so it’s important to get into the habit of dusting and vacuuming on a weekly basis, even if the floor appears clean. This is even more essential if you have a pet as their fur can quickly build up.

2. Don’t Forget to Clean Your Soft Furnishings

We wash our clothes and bedding, but many of us forget about the fabrics we sit, lie, play and eat on every day. While upholstery cleaning is not always easy to do, with professional help, you can keep on track and see your furnishings transformed.

3. Put Your Clothes Away at Night

It’s easily done, especially at the end of a long day, but try to avoid leaving clothes in a pile on the floor. Clothes which have been worn either need to be put in the washing basket or put away, so try to do this as soon as you take them off. This will not only make your home tidier, but will also make it easier for you to find clothes when you need them and prevent that mad rush to get ready in the morning.

4. De-clutter as Often as Possible
Over time we accumulate papers and possessions which we don’t need or use. Every week, take a walk around your home with a plastic bag and collect everything you don’t need. This will prevent clutter from building up into an intimidating mass of ‘stuff’ which can make it harder to relax and can even be a safety hazard. You can either throw the items away, recycle them or donate them to a charity.

5. Make Your Bed in the Morning
It may seem like a childish idea, but making your bed every morning has more benefits than keeping your parents happy. If you ensure your clothes are put away, and your bed is tidy, your bedroom will be a much more inviting place to retire at the end of the day, and you’ll find it easier to relax and switch off.

6. Don’t Leave a Dirty Kitchen Overnight

If you leave the cleaning of your kitchen surfaces and dishes to the next morning (or even later), one of the first things you see in the morning will be a mess. In addition, your cleaning task will have doubled in terms of the effort you need to put in because the dirt has had time to settle. Wipe surfaces, wash dishes and put things away the night that you use them, and you’ll never have to tackle a week’s worth of washing again.  


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