How to Embrace Cleanliness for a Good Quality Life
There is no doubt that cleaning up is an essential aspect of living well. In a clean home, rarely do family members get sick. In addition, family members’ stress levels are kept to a minimum because finding things they need to go about their day is easy in an organized and tidy abode.
However, a lot of households these days struggle to uphold this responsibility. With work keeping adults busy the whole day and too tired at night, the task of putting things at home in order gets neglected.
If such is currently your life situation at home but you wish to “make things right” this new year, there are clever approaches you can adopt to keep your house clean and orderly. Five of them are discussed below.
1. Reduce the number of things you have at home
There’s a good reason why so many folks these days are getting rid of a lot of their belongings and embracing minimalism. It’s because fewer possessions automatically means less time devoted to cleaning.
You do not have to clean what you do not have.
So, get rid of items that have no clear purpose for being in your home, and there will be fewer things that will gather dust and require tidying up.
As for valuables that are useful but are only used for certain occasions, store them in boxes and place them in your garage. If there are just too many of them, you can take them to a storage facility near you.
2. Declutter every day
This is one task that you can do bit by bit. Every time you find a thing out of place, put it where it needs to be. Or, if you see something broken or useless, take the time to put it in the trash bin already. Making decluttering a habit will tame the mess around your house.
3. Distribute tubs of disposable antibacterial wipes all over your house
By making these cleaning essentials accessible, you can quickly tackle dirt as you see it. Wipe away spills, dust buildup, and stains right away using these handy cleaning products.
4. Make cleaning fun
One of the most creative approaches to tidying up is by injecting “joy” into the task. Set aside a day of the week for a thorough cleaning of your home. Get everybody involved if you want cleanliness to be the way of life at home.
Play some music and provide a reward for your family. Kids, particularly, will take to the task if they know that something they like (other than cleanliness) will come out of the effort. Dinner at the family’s favorite restaurant and a trip to the theater to watch the latest flicks are just some of the rewards that can motivate your family to help out.
5. Think of cleaning up as a moral virtue
Think of tidying up as a source of pride as well as a demonstration of love and care for the people who matter to you. It is not just a general liking for things to be clean; it is something deeper and more meaningful.
Get the pros onboard
Even with all these clever ways to maintain cleanliness, you may still find yourself becoming inconsistent with the task of tidying up from time to time.
Fortunately, cleaning as a life requirement is no longer something that you have to personally take care of all the time. There are professional cleaning services that can unload this responsibility for when you simply cannot do it. So, if you are just too busy, do not hesitate to ask for help.
Rania Bellos launched Dust Busters Cleaning Services with the help and support of her husband after spending 15 years working in the banking and finance industry in France, Lebanon, and the UAE. She welcomes the daily challenges and exciting opportunities provided by the highly competitive residential and commercial cleaning services market.