According to a study conducted by Indiana University, it was found out that there is a relationship between staying fit and having a clean home. The study revealed that a vast majority of people who have clean homes are likely to workout thus staying fit.
Apart from that, having a clean home lowers the risks of accidents, ensures a healthy environment, saves you money, makes you be productive, allows you to have a sense of accomplishment and finally, it makes you happy.
The question remains- what are the top rules for a cleaner home?
Allow your beddings to breath
The vast majority of people make their beds immediately they wake up. While this is good, it does not promote healthy living. As you sleep each night, the warm environment provided by your beddings together with your partner makes you to sweat. When this happens, your sweat will stain your beddings. This problem may escalate especially during summer.
If you make your bed immediately after waking up, you will cover up the odor from your sweat. To prevent this, allow your beddings to breathe. Just open your windows and allow fresh air to filter in for 10 to 20 minutes. Thereafter, make your bed.
When the time comes to sleep, you will feel relaxed since your beddings will be fresh and not in disarray.
Clean your kitchen immediately after meals
Pests love a dirty kitchen. If the counters and the cooking area are stained with food, pests will make your kitchen their dining area. In addition, it will promote the breeding of fungi and mold. As a result, you and your family will be exposed to infections. Since this is not what you want, make a point of cleaning your kitchen immediately after your meals.
If you are married, both you and your husband can help each other. One of you can clean the dishes and load them in the dishwasher while the other scrubs the counter and the cooking area. If you have older kids, this is a great chance for you to teach them responsibility. Just assign different duties to each kid and afterward, inspect what they have done before rewarding them.
Declutter and organize your floor
It is a common practice among a vast majority of families to walk into the house and simply drop everything on the floor. This problem will not only be found in the living room but it extends to the bedroom and other areas in the home.
Did you know that fires and falls are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in the home?
Imagine walking down the stairs with a load of clothes and one of your kids left a toy car on the staircase. Since the laundry basket will probably be blocking your view, you will end up stepping on the toy car. As a result, you will slip injuring your lower back or even your hips.
To avoid such accidents, make it a point of decluttering your floor. Simply ensure that your floor is not littered with socks, toys or any other objects.
Clean all messes immediately they occur
Let’s face it. Accidents do happen at home. You might be drinking wine or coffee with your family and someone tells you a joke or something happens on your TV, or maybe your football team scores. Without you knowing it, you make sudden movements as a sign of celebrating finally knocking over the glass of wine, beer or cup of coffee.
When this happens, your carpet will be stained. If you leave the stain to sit, not only will it create the perfect area for vermin to breed but your carpet will now have a mark. To prevent this, it is important to clean all messes immediately they occur. Whether the stain occurred in the kitchen, living room, dining room or your bathroom, have it cleaned immediately.
Adopt minimalist living
Credit cards have made it easy for people to shop. All one needs is to pick an item from the shelf and issue the sales rep with the credit card to be swiped. The problem is it has made it easy for people to purchase stuff they don’t need. Before one realizes it, the house is full of unnecessary stuff.
To ensure your home looks tidy and organized, take the time to catalog what you need and what you don’t need. The stuff you don’t need can be divided between charitable items and for a yard sale.
Keeping your home clean and organized is not just about improving safety, preventing pests and germs. It’s also about reducing stress and fatigue plus eliminating allergens and creating a relaxed environment. For this to be possible, you need to make your bed, declutter your floor, clean all messes immediately they occur, clean your kitchen after meals and adopt a minimalist living style.
All in all, keep calm and maintain a clean home!