Cleaning makes you feel good. People living in a clean house typically lead a happier life because they have lower levels of stress hormones. These hormones don’t affect men the same way they affect women, but still, they can cause unhappiness and anxiety. The good news is you can easily keep your home clean, as long as you are ready to bring some small, but significant changes in your lifestyle.
When you are in a clean and well-organized environment, you feel happy, and your stress levels remain low. Here are lifestyle changes that will make cleaning easy.
Remove clutter from your life
If you have a cluttered life, you will end up disappearing under the pile of stuff that would overgrow everything else in your life. That’s not how you want to spend your life.
The easiest way to remove clutter from your life is to quit your clutter habit. Buy less stuff and spend your money on experiences instead. You will not only stay happier, but your life will automatically become clutter-free. When you’re living an organized life, you will find it easier to clean your home. It will become your second nature to clean your surroundings regularly.
Organize your home
De-clutter your home so that you can easily organize it. Organized homes are easier to clean. When you don’t have extra stuff lying around at all the times, you will find it a lot simpler to do the cleaning chores.
One of the easier ways to de-clutter your home is to take out all the stuff that you haven’t used in a while. Sell it on auction or gift it to your friends who might need that stuff. If you think you are going to need that stuff in the future, then find some large storage boxes and pack everything. Put it in the storage, neatly organized with tags that display what’s in the box.
Invest in cleaning equipment
One of the easiest ways to become clean is to spend money on cleaning equipment. When you spend money on something, it becomes important to your brain, and therefore you have more motivation to use it.
You can make a list of important cleaning equipment that you use regularly and then buy the top item as you save enough money. Your list may contain anything from best floor steamer to vacuum cleaner. Just be sure to buy equipment that looks aesthetically pleasing and does a great job of cleaning. When you have a floor steamer that looks great, motivation will come naturally to use the tool.
Establish a regular cleaning routine
If you want to keep your place clean, the biggest change that you want to make in your life is to create a weekly task routine and stick to it. To get started, you can do dusting on Monday; fix Tuesday for scrubbing toilets and bathroom sinks. Do vacuum and mopping on Wednesday and clean all mirrors, windows, and doors on Thursday. Dedicate Fridays to cleaning and organizing your fridge and kitchen. Wash your bed sheets on Saturday and take a break on Sunday. Tweak and customize this routine to suit your cleaning needs.
When you make these small changes in your life, everything around you will become organized and clean. You will start following a cleaning routine, and your home will look tidy. You will become happy, and your mental and physical health will benefit from your improved circumstances.
Photo Credit: Getty Images