The cleaning people in the know – The American Cleaning Institute, have some grand information on spring-cleaning. Have you ever noticed that the state of your home affects the way you feel?
If your home is cluttered, then your mind can feel cluttered. If your closet is clean, you can start dressing better because you can now see all the items you own. Simply put, cleaning and living in a clean home makes us feel good.
There are a few little things you can add to your daily routine that will make a huge impact on the cleanliness of your home as well as how it makes you feel. First, make your bed every morning.
Instantly your bedroom will look cleaner and cared for. A positive habit is good for your mind too. Second, open up the curtains or blinds and let the sunlight filter in.
This is an instant mood booster! Third, do not go to bed with dishes in your sink. Make sure your sink is shiny so when you head there in the morning you have a welcoming scene with which to start the day.
If you have kids, keeping a clean home is important because they need a safe space where they can feel calm, can play, do homework and sleep.
If their space is cluttered, they are less likely to be able to focus. When your home looks good, you start to feel good. When you feel good, this can positively impact other areas of your life.
The growth of confidence is one of the key benefits. If staying organized is so good for you, why doesn’t everybody do it? One reason is because of too much stuff/clutter. Getting rid of clutter can be difficult, especially since we often have feelings attached to objects. Donate or throw away your clutter.
If you’re afraid to let certain things go, take photographs of them so that you’ll always have a physical reminder.
As with any daunting project, take things one step at a time. Spend 30 minutes a day cleaning and organizing.
If you don’t have time for that, set aside 15 minutes. If you don’t have time for that, try 10 minutes. Find fun and helpful ways to break down chores into small bites. You probably will find once you get started it’s hard to stop!