All of us grow up with a certain idea of how our dream house is going to be. However, with many of us juggling between the workplace and home, keeping our homes untarnished just like in our dreams often becomes impossible. Despite the busy schedule, the blessings that a healthy and clean environment showers should not be ignored.
For the office going homemakers, keeping the home healthy and clean may seem too big a challenge. Not anymore!
Here are a few easy ways that you incorporate into your daily lives to keep your home healthy and clean.
Set Up A Routine
Maintain a routine and pay attention to a certain portion of your house accordingly. Clean up one room every once in awhile from top to bottom regularly.
The bathroom and kitchen, however, should be cleaned on a daily basis.
Dust Like A Boss
Accumulating dust can be hazardous and allergenic. Stock up on good brooms, mops and dusters. Invest in a good vacuum cleaner.
Dust all your floors twice every day! Sun dry your carpets every once in a while to rid them off unwanted dust.
From bed sheets to curtains to doormats and tablecloths, change them for a fresh one regularly.
Wash them often and don’t keep wet laundry lying around. They tend to get stinky and spoil the aura of the house.
Say No To Chemicals
Contrary to ordinary practice, depending on toxic insecticides, mosquito repellents and disinfectants can prove to be very dangerous.
They may give the house a superficial clean look, but their underlying adversity of being poisonous and unsafe cannot be ignored.
Do away with them to bring in organic repellants like a potted neem or tulsi plant instead.
Use basic detergents and good quality toilet cleaners. To repel insects try the electric bat!
The best way to keep annoying pests away is not to give them any scope to enter at all! Don’t create a breeding ground for insects anywhere.
Make sure to clean up every morsel of food from the table, floor and other places. Wash your dishes carefully and keep them dry.
Cover up soaps, dish washing sponges and keep them dry and hygienic too.
Wash Your Hands Religiously
The hands are the weapons of labor and go through a lot during the day.
Make sure to wash them in regular intervals to get rid of all the unwanted germs. Keep a good mild sanitizer and moisturizer in hand.
Maintaining personal hygiene of all the members of the family is of utmost importance. Make sure your family follows a healthy regime.
Use separate towels, combs, etc. for each member and wash them regularly.
Inculcate Healthy Habits
For a home to be completely healthy, medical health is also very important. Encourage your family to work out together to keep illness away.
Regular exercise also keeps each one of your loved ones fit and builds better personalities.
Quit bad habits of alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking or violent arguments as it affects the sanity of your house to a great extent.
Watch what you eat. Keep your utensils spick and span; thoroughly wash every vegetable, fruit, grain that you might consume.
Also, introduce nutritious food to the table and avoid junk food as much as possible.
If expenses permit and your schedule is tight, getting domestic help might be a good idea.
Make sure to hire someone you can trust and always maintain a good relationship with your help. However, do not depend on your domestic help completely.
Supervise them so that the work is done your way.
Benefits Of Cleanliness In The House
A Healthy home houses a healthy family.
- Diseases are an alien term in clean houses.
- Keeping your house in order saves so much of your time. You’re never going to spend the entire afternoon looking for a pair of sock again!
- A house that is sparkling always leaves a good impression on your guests!
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is good for the soul and is sure to spread happy vibes all around your home and life!
Little Tricks Of The Trade
Get creative and design a healthy, happy home just the way you want. These are some tips that you could try:
Firstly, get organized!
Having every item organized with or without labels could be a very successful way to avoid unwanted mess.
Organize clothes in your closet, kitchen cutlery, little paraphernalia in the drawer according to your fancy and decrease the clutter ten folds.
And secondly, decorate!
Keep indoor plants, bonsai, wind chimes, flowers and origami birds to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home.
Indoor plants are especially good as they fill your house in with fresh oxygen!
Gear up on these basics and keep your house protected from unwelcome vibes always!