declutter your home

Declutter Your Home and Relieve Your Stress

Declutter Your Home  

66% of Americans report that a dirty or cluttered home makes them feel more stressed. Between work, taking care of the family and household chores, your home cleaning may go unattended. 

Deep cleaning your home is important, however; routine cleaning is more important. Your home needs organizing and maintenance in the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living spaces every week. Depending on the size of your family, your home may need more attention and care. 

Americans are more likely to participate in Spring Cleaning. With a busy schedule it may seem like you are crunched for time to complete your holiday cleaning. To save yourself from feeling completely overwhelmed you may consider hiring a one-time deep clean service, or a recurring cleaning service. 

Declutter & Prepare Cleaning Supplies

The first step is to declutter and organize the space where cleaning supplies are kept in your home. Performing this task helps to set intention. Throw out old and empty bottles or cleaning supplies. Make sure you have clean microfiber cleaning cloths to begin the cleaning process. Performing this task will help you to understand what inventory you have and what you need.

Create a New House Cleaning Schedule for Each Member of Your Family

In order to lessen the stress of cleaning your home, it may be great to create a new house cleaning schedule. You will need a checklist to perform this task. There are many checklists available via Pinterest or via the internet for free on how to deep clean or routinely clean certain areas in your home. 

Declutter and Organize One Room at a Time 

Everyone has those cleaning tasks that you may dread to complete. Taking on everything at once will be overwhelming and may create more stress for you. Declutter one room at a time. 

Start with your bedroom. Decluttering your room will help to increase sleep quality. Better quality sleep will help you to feel healthier and help to increase productivity in other areas of your life. 

Complete Time Consuming Cleaning Projects One at a Time

House cleaning can take a long time, especially if your home home is cluttered. Decluttering your home properly requires both organization and cleaning. Cleaning certain areas is time consuming. If you are completing house cleaning tasks yourself, it may be helpful to complete these tough projects one at a time. 

Here is a list of time consuming cleaning projects:

 

  • Baseboards
  • Windows
  • Door Trims
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Walls
  • High Cabinets
  • Fireplaces
  • Ceiling Corners  

Cleaning baseboards may be more than a one-day project. Depending on the height of your ceiling fans, this task may require additional time as well. Create a day to maybe have family members in the home assist with these tasks to speed things up.

Lack of Cleaning Can Cause Bacteria Build Up 

Countertops and surfaces can hold bacteria or even viruses in your home.  

Potential Bacteria or Viruses Found in Your Home: 

  • Mold
  • Yeast
  • Salmonella
  • Escherichia col, E. coli
  • SARS-COV-2 Virus
  • Staphylococcus Aureus, Staph

 

SARS-COV-2, a virus which caused Covid-19 lives on surfaces and high touch areas. Decluttering your space and cleaning/disinfecting these surfaces and areas in your home will help to reduce the likelihood of you or someone in your home becoming infected. 

Clean Homes Help You To Be Healthier and Happier 

Science proves that clean homes help individuals to be healthier and happier. Jeff Goins, an American author said, “Clutter is the enemy of creativity”. Excessive clutter in your home can prevent you from thinking clearly. You may experience brain fog or increased anxiety. 

On the contrary, there is nothing more peaceful than a clean space. A clean space will help you to be more productive and happier. 

Read more about how clean homes help you to be a happy person

 

Outsource the Cleaning to House Cleaning Service Professionals 

If you are preparing for the Holidays or a special event and you do not have time, consider hiring a cleaning service. Holidays and special events should center around family and friends. As mentioned earlier, a on going house cleaning maintenance is necessary to keep your home in tip-top shape. Ask your cleaning company of interest if they have any discounts for recurring services. You may find that you enjoy your time away from cleaning. 

If you would like to hire a trusted and reliable cleaning service, Neat N Tidy would love to earn your business. Contact us today for a hassle-free quote. 

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