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.
Though we all appreciate a clean house, at times we fail to completely understand just how important it really is.
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.
Cleaning your house you actually exercise. Not only does it help you burn calories, but it also provides you with much needed physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!