Living in a clean, well-lit place can add years to your life – literally. If you constantly breathe in dust and live in dirt, you won’t feel good about your residence or your health. Here are some tips to ensure that cleaning your home is easy and fun. With spring around the corner, now is the perfect time to get ready.
You may want to have cleaning supplies ready, as well as an empty hamper and trash bags, just in case. Put on some music that gets you pumped up and start cleaning. Make sure it’s bright enough to see what you’re doing, and if necessary open a window or two to allow outdoor lighting and some fresh air into your home.
If you have wooden floors, you will have to sweep, and if you have a carpet, vacuum it. Remember to hit all of the areas out of sight, underneath your bed, bureaus, and in your closet. Dust off your desk, lamps and any other indoor lighting. Try to get in touch with highly recommended cleaners if any complicated situation arises.
If you find that you have a lot of clutter, you may want to dispose of some (this is where the trash bags come in), give some away, or re-organize it in your room. New dressers, hangers or drawers may be a good investment, especially if you find clothing overflowing from your closet. Put all of the excesses on your bed or in the middle of your floor to be organized when you are finished cleaning. Set dirty clothes in your hamper.
If you find any dirty dishes or cups, bring them to the kitchen. If you have books lying around your room, dust and organize them. Be careful not to get too distracted, though. You still have work to do.
You should change your sheets weekly, or bi-weekly at most. You may scoff, but sleeping on clean linens is much more comfortable. If you haven’t flipped your mattress for six months, doing so will increase the lifespan of it, as well as allow you to sleep more soundly. Always make your bed; it will help you to feel better about the general cleanliness of your room.
If there’s anything you missed, clean and reorganize it. You may consider moving furniture around to clean behind it and to change the Feng shui of the room. If there are any odds-and-ends you want to keep, put them in a shoebox or a drawer and forget about them until a rainy day.
After you’ve cleaned and used organizing products for your home, you will feel much better about it. Try to do this weekly and it won’t take as long as when you let the filth and clothing build up.
The above are some of the easiest ways to clean your living room. Follow the above guidelines and you will always be in a clean room. Recall it is your duty to clean your living room if you care about your health! Do your cleaning now!