Keeping your home clean and fresh can be a full-time job. If this weren’t the case, we wouldn’t have a business, after all. However, we can still share some tips and tricks you can use at home to make this job a little easier.
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Many arguments between partners at home begin with someone not putting something away after use. This is almost as ubiquitous as gravity. And aside from creating tension at home, it also contributes to clutter, which can negatively impact your mental health.
So how can you solve this problem? It’s simple (though I wouldn’t necessarily call it easy). You need to create the habit of putting things away after you use them. Every item should have a designated place where you keep it.
This habit will not only help you keep your home clean and fresh, but it will also have a positive effect on your mental health. Bear in mind, it takes more than two months to create a habit, so you’ll have to consciously put things away until the behaviour becomes automatic.
The good news is once you automate this habit, your life will be better for it and you won’t even have to think about it.
In the same vein as putting things away, creating a cleaning schedule and sticking to it can help you tremendously. The idea here is to remove as much thinking and decision-making from the process as possible. These things take time and mental energy which you can use for actual cleaning.
The solution is simple – create a cleaning schedule for every day of the week and stick to it. Make sure you also add days off so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Once you have your schedule in hand, you’ll feel a lot more motivated to keep your home in order because you’ll know what you have to do every day of the week.
And, of course, if you don’t have the time to fit cleaning into your schedule, you can always book a regular domestic cleaning service. The service will help you balance your schedule and have more time for yourself if you have more important things to do than clean.
One of the ways to keep your home clean and fresh is to remove bad odours before they become a problem. This means regularly emptying your rubbish bin instead of waiting for it to overflow.
Perhaps you can also consider a separate, airtight bin for organic waste. It will seal bad odours away until you’re ready to remove the waste.
If you’re having dampness issues, like many Londoners do, then you’re also dealing with mould and damp smells. The good news is there are a few cost-effective DIY methods you can use to get rid of this damp smell.
Your cleaning schedule will help you keep your home clean and tidy. But every once in a while, you need to invest a bit more time and do a deep clean.
Deep cleaning is an excellent way to reduce the number of germs at home, as well as improve indoor air quality. Of course, you don’t always have the time for a deep clean. In this case, we can help you with a one-off cleaning service and do your deep cleaning for you.
Adding plants to your home is a great way to keep things fresh and purify the air. Aside from this, they’re also a great aesthetic choice.
However, you need to take good care of your plants. Not only do you need to figure out their needs (light, soil, water, etc.), but you also need to make sure they don’t gather dust or become a source of mould.
If you don’t feel like putting all this work into your plants, then perhaps an air purifier may be more your speed. It doesn’t require as much care as plants (aside from cleaning or changing the filter every once in a while). But it also doesn’t offer this amazing feeling of walking into a room with greenery in it.
Either way, your indoor air quality should be better for it, especially in winter when you can’t open a window for more than a few minutes at a time.
Keeping your home clean and fresh is not an easy task, but it’s worth the effort. And if you can’t afford to invest the time, you can always get in touch with us and we’ll do it for you.
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