While you may already have some solid spring cleaning plans in place, it’s important that you keep your home clean, tidy and organized all year round. After all, a clean home often contributes to good health in more ways than one. For example, a clean home:
- Promotes wellness through reduced stress, anxiety and other negative emotions.
- Prevents sickness and boosts immune systems due to the absence of germs and bacteria.
- Reduces allergy flare-ups.
As a result, you may find that you’re overdue a ‘deep clean’ of your home. While this may sound like a daunting (and time-consuming) task, it does not have to be.
With that in mind, here are some tips you can use to deep clean your home (without fuss).
- Get creative with storage and shelving. Often, the biggest reason why our homes appear messy and cluttered is that they are organised poorly. As a result, you must invest in a variety of storage and shelving options to keep your home looking its best. For example, you should look into the best ways to organize quilting and sewing supplies.
- Reduce clutter. Learning to keep your home clutter free will not only help you keep on top of your cleaning rota, but it will also benefit your mental health. This is because those who live in clutter-free homes are less stressed and anxious than those who live surrounded by clutter. As such, you should go through each room in your house and identify anything that you no longer need or use. If these products are in good condition you can donate them to a local charity or resell them. Alternatively, you could work with a company such as Junk Rescue which can collect large volumes of waste and clutter from your property for a fair and reasonable price.
- Use a checklist. Deep cleaning your home means paying attention to the areas that are often forgotten during routine cleaning, such as the spaces behind bulky furniture. Therefore you may find it useful to use a deep cleaning checklist to manage your workload during this time, ensuring no stone is left unturned (or rather, un-cleaned). You can also use this checklist to delegate tasks to each member of the household, so that you don’t have to do all of the hard work yourself. This can be a great way to teach children to be a little more responsible by giving them their own set tasks.
- Make your own cleaning products. Buying new cleaning products can quickly get expensive, which is bad news for those working with a strict budget. However, you can easily make your own cleaning products using ingredients you already have lying around in your kitchen. For example, lemon juice can be used to clean surface stains alongside brass and silver fixtures. Mixing lemon juice with baking soda will also create an effective cleaning paste. Not only is this a much cheaper way to clean your home, but it’s also better for the environment. This is because commercial cleaning products are packed with harmful chemicals and additives, whereas the alternatives are all-natural.