Why You Should Make Time to Clean
We get it, you’re busy — but you should never be ‘too busy’ to clean and tidy up your home. Whether it’s with work, schooling, passion project, or even child-rearing, surely you can find a few minutes or an hour to do some cleaning. And even if you don’t ‘have’ the time, here are a few reasons why you should make time to clean:
Preserving Health. A dirty home can increase the likelihood of you getting sick by eliminating germs and bacteria in your home. Likewise, it improves the quality of indoor air by reducing any allergens and asthma-triggering factors in the air.
Lowers Stress. You’re probably stressed as it is with your busy schedule and demands to meet, but coming home and staying in a chaotic environment can increase or trigger stress, which can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Consequently, having a clean and organized house with no clutter and trash laying all over the place can help create a calming and stress-relieving environment.
Improve Home Safety. A dirty and untidy home filled with clutter on the floor, disorganized wires, and puddles of water can endanger you and everyone in the house. Cleaning and organizing your home allows for a much safer environment and can save you a trip to the emergency room.
As such, we’ll be taking a look at ways and tips you can keep your house clean even if you barely have time to do so:
Schedule Small Tasks Each Week
An hour or even just 30 minutes of cleaning each day is better than not cleaning at all. You shouldn’t pressure yourself to clean your entire house or finish an entire room when you’re ‘cleaning.’ Instead, make a schedule that allows you to fit in an hour or less just to do a specific task like de-cluttering one of your rooms, or scrubbing the floor of one of your bathrooms. Make sure that your task schedule and duration are realistic so you can quickly follow-through with it. Who knows, you may even end up putting more time to it and end up cleaning other areas or do other cleaning/organizing tasks.
Get Rid of Clutter and Other Stuff You No Longer use
The less stuff you have, the fewer things you’ll need to clean. So instead of hoarding items that are just lying around your home and collecting dust, try to get rid of them by selling, donating, or throwing them away. De-cluttering can help make your house a lot less chaotic and way easier to clean, and you don’t even need to do it in one full spring-cleaning session — just get rid of the items (or ‘mark’ them for disposal later on) as soon as you notice them.
Use Efficient, High-Quality Cleaning Tools
Let your tools do most of the cleaning for you. So, if you want to clean faster, you should use better quality cleaning tools and products that could clean more efficiently and wouldn’t break so quickly. The same applies to your cleaning products such as soap, detergent, surface cleaners — and make sure you’re well-stocked on them, too, so you wouldn’t have to waste time going out to buy them. Additionally, it’s also recommended for you to know who to contact and/or where to bring your cleaning equipment in case it breaks down so it can be brought back to working order ASAP. So even if you have a heavy-duty and durable Kirby-brand vacuum cleaner, it’s best to keep the contact address and info of a local company in Utah that specializes in Kirby vacuum cleaner repairs.
Keeping your house clean can help keep you (and your family) happy and healthy. Although it’s admittedly difficult to keep your home clean while having to deal with a hectic schedule, these tips can help you out in making time to clean and cleaning much more efficiently. But if you’re neck-deep with work or whichever’s making you busy, you can always hire a professional cleaner to help you out!