Clean Home for Better Health
There is peace and satisfaction that comes with being in a clean, non-cluttered environment or home. Generally speaking people who think their homes are well-organized typically were happy and at ease providing a connection between a clean house and overall mental well-being. Some of the primary benefits a clean home include better sleep, increased probability of eating healthier, rids allergies and toxins, increases overall energy, functionality and productivity, and last but not least, the activity of cleaning your home improves your mind and body. Below are some of our simple daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and yearly cleaning tasks to keep you feeling your best self.
Daily Cleaning. If you’re not making you bed every morning, you’ve set your day up for failure. There is nothing more rewarding after a long day then climbing into a made bed. Additional 2-4 minute daily tasks include not leaving dirty dishes in the sink, wiping down counters and bathroom sinks.
Weekly Cleaning. We highly value the place where you spend approximately one-third of your life, so why not make sure you have clean sheets on a weekly basis. Vacuuming and dusting once a week or bi-weekly will remove dust mites and other allergens from your home. Bathrooms should also be put on your weekly list and you should never use a bathing towel more than three times. If you can’t find the time to dedicate one day to these tasks, try spreading them out and completing one area per day.
Monthly/Seasonal Cleaning. While rotating seasonal clothing is very common for most on a semi-annual or quarterly basis, we recommend the cleaning of refrigerators, bathroom shelves and your window treatments monthly. Wipe your refrigerator with a cloth dampened using a mild dishwashing liquid and water. Certain areas like handles and drawers could harbor sticky fingerprints. For stainless-steel surfaces, use commercial stainless-steel spray and wipe in the direction of the grain. We also recommend having your bedroom pillows and comforters laundered at least twice a year.
Yearly Tasks. Keeping your home clean is an ongoing task, so we recommend stretching out big cleaning projects. Depending on the size of your home, the people and animals living in it and other environmental factors, the replacement of air filters is imperative at least one if not two times per year. Air quality is critical to overall good health so make sure the air you are breathing in your home is not overlooked. Other yearly task include cleaning patio or terrace furniture, oven and the purging of important files and other items that you haven’t used during the past year.
Above is a list of chores and tasks that we recommend for a cleaner mind, body and home. We recommend you go through the rooms of your home and make your own daily, weekly, monthly/seasonal and yearly checklist to gain peace and tranquility, because at the end of the day you step into your home, close the door and leave the noise, confusion, and chaos outside.