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The Surprising Benefits of Cleaning Your Home

Messy floor

Probably nothing can affect your mood as much as the environment you spend most of your time in. That’s why cleaning the house might not be your favourite chore, yet it is undoubtedly one of the most important ones. The good news is that there are ways to make dealing with this task way easier. Check out our cleaning tips and beginner guide to creating your personalised house-cleaning kit.

But first…

Why Is Keeping Your House Clean So Important?

Messy floor

Though we all appreciate a clean house, at times we fail to completely understand just how important it really is.

Healthy Body

First of all, a clean house means a healthier life. It’s a place where you spend a lot of time, so messy dusty rooms can have a detrimental effect on your well-being. By cleaning your house regularly you get rid of the germs, which can suppress your immune system. Think of the horror of seeing a rodent or a cockroach in your kitchen. The cleaner your house is, the less are the chances of such unpleasant encounters. You improve the quality of the air you breathe and in its turn, it helps to keep the allergies and breathing problems under control. There are fewer chances to get a trauma because of tripping over the stuff on the floor, which is crucial if you have small children or elderly people living with you.

Keeping Fit

Cleaning your house you actually exercise. Not only does it help you burn calories, but it also provides you with much needed physical activity.

Woman mopping a floor

Healthy Mind

The health benefits are not restricted to how your body feels. A clean place makes it easier for you to relax, as it creates the aesthetic we as humans naturally prefer. Tidying your house helps to clean up your mind, to keep the things more organized both inside the drawer and in other areas of your life.

Brings Luck

According to feng shui principles, keeping your place tidy attracts luck and prosperity. Clutter creates low energy that is an obstacle for good things to enter your life.

Tips for Hassle-free Сleaning

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  1. Make a habit of keeping your place clean on a daily basis. It’s easier to add small fixes at a time, rather than dedicating your whole weekend to uncluttering and doing all the chores at once. The less often you clean your place, the more it takes to get it tidy. Just as simple as that.
  2. Start with simple things like making your bed. It’s fast, it’s not physically demanding and it makes a huge difference.
  3. Rehang or put to laundry the clothes you wore before going to sleep. The piles of dirty clothes mixed with clean ones on your chairs or even right on the floor won’t help much when you need to get ready next morning.
  4. Make a rule of cleaning up either while you cook or straight afterwards. Spills on kitchen surfaces, a sink filled with dishes to capacity don’t create the homey atmosphere and take much longer to tidy the next day.
  5. Do your laundry several times a week, don’t wait for clothes to pile up. You won’t wash white and dark clothes simultaneously anyway, so make it a schedule. For instance, wash light colours on Tuesday and dark on Friday.
  6. Consider not wearing shoes in the house. It really helps to decrease the amount of dirt on the floors. To make it more of a fun, get yourself a few pairs of cool slippers to match your mood.
  7. Leave the products for a bit after applying them. Germs are not killed instantly, it takes some time. You don’t need to stick around it the room while waiting, go do something else and get back in 10-15 minutes. It saves time and effort, as you won’t need to be rubbing that much.
  8. Don’t ignore cleaning walls and ceilings. There’s dust on these surfaces, even if you don’t see it with a naked eye. No need to do this daily, but once in a fortnight is a must.
  9. Fold your dry towels and hang the wet ones properly.
  10. Order matters. Start with dusting and vacuum after everything else is done.
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The Importance of a Good Cleaning Kit

A good home-cleaning kit is an essential part of stress-free cleaning. Actually, it is modern tools and quality cleaning products that do most of the cleaning for you, saving you time and energy. That is why it is so important to treat the selection of products and tools for your cleaning kit responsibly and keep them organized. Here are some ideas that will help you built your own cleaning kit formula that will suit your home perfectly.

Cleaning Products

natural cleaning products

All-purpose cleaner. Its main benefit is that it can be used on multiple surfaces. You just take it with you from one room to another and it suits almost every type of stain. Of course, for serious situations, you might use more specific products. Still, all-purpose cleaner is a must-have product.

Glass & mirror cleaner. A good glass and mirror cleaning product makes the process ridiculously easy. You just apply it and then wipe it down. Having it in your kit is a really good idea. If you mix 0.5 cup surgical spirit, 0.3 cup distilled white vinegar and some essential oil (for example tea-tree oil) with water, you will get an eco-friendly and non-toxic window cleaner.

Disinfectant is necessary for areas that germs like most of all: kitchen and toilet. You can go for quality commercial products, but remember that Hydrogen Peroxide is also a powerful disinfectant that can be used for sanitizing literally anything.

Limescale remover. There are really good ones available now that do all the work for you. Also, there is lemon juice that, if left on a lime-covered surface for 30 minutes, works just as great.

lemons for house cleaning with natural products

Furniture polish isn’t the most popular cleaning product nowadays, however, nothing makes the wood shine, gives it a lovely scent and protects it like good furniture polish.

Cleaning Tools

  • Gloves. Wearing gloves while doing is a must. If this is something you aren’t used to, it is time you started developing this habit, since rubber gloves are the protection your hands really need. Just imagine what a product that is capable of melting away grease, limescale or grime can do to your skin! Gloves are the barrier your hands really need.
Chambermaid cleaning a toilet seat
  • Sponges. Sponges are probably the most important and frequently used cleaning tool. It is recommended to have 2 separate sets of sponges for your kitchen and for your bathroom. That’s to prevent germ journeys from the toilet to the kitchen counter. Look for both bigger and smaller ones with soft and abrasive sides.
  • Cleaning cloths. Cotton or microfibre cleaning cloths are great for wiping surfaces, especially those ones which don’t need too much scrubbing.
  • Scrub Brush. There may be situations in which cloths or sponges aren’t enough. Scrub brush does magic on tough stains.
  • Toothbrush. Basically, it is a mini variant of a scrub brush for tiny details and spots that are hard to access. Reuse your old toothbrushes by disinfecting them and putting them back to work.
  • Squeegee. A squeegee comes in handy when you are dealing with cleaning windows or shower doors. A good squeegee will help you get rid of water drops or foam on glass surfaces in no time.
  • Lint roller. It is hard to imagine a more essential tool for everyday use at a pet owner’s home. Not only can you remove fluff from your clothes, but you can also easily clean sofas, carpets and lampshades with it.
  • Don’t forget about a good vacuum cleaner and a lightweight and easy-to-use mop and you’re all set!
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Bottom Line

Tidying up a messy house might not be the easiest thing to do. Still, if you make a habit of keeping it clean and stock up on all the necessary products and tools, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of a spotless place while not putting too much effort into it. Our tips can serve you as a guide to get started. It does take determination to succeed, but not much else apart from it. Enjoy your clean house!

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