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Can a Clean Home Keep You Calm? Try These Simple Tricks to Find Out
Do you feel like you never have enough time to keep your space clean? Tidying up around the house may be the last thing on your mind after a long day, but studies show that maintaining a clean home helps you manage your mental health. Keeping your house neat, and creating an escape from chaos, is easier than you think. Try tackling these tasks to get a jumpstart on your new, neat life.
Make Your Bed Every Morning
You can start your new cleaning habits as soon as tomorrow morning, by making your bed. It’s a simple task that most of us tend to skip in our rush to get out of the door but making time for this tiny chore can make for some pretty impressive benefits. Making your bed sets the tone for the rest of your day by giving you a sense of accomplishment right from the beginning. Some experts even suggest that making your bed as soon as you get up can promote happiness and lessen anxiety. Having a hard time making it happen? Try setting your alarm a little early, even by as little as 5 minutes, to squeeze it into your morning routine.
Ensure Your Entryway Invites Calm
Once you’ve taken care of the first thing you see every morning, it’s time to tackle the first thing you see when you come home: the entryway. Having an entryway clogged with stacks of mail and dirty shoes can make for a stressful welcome into your home. Start with a few practical and creative ideas to warm up the area around your front door and make the space really work for you. Dedicate a spot to sorted mail and try to toss out any junk as soon as you receive it. Bring in baskets to catch and organize scarves, gloves and hats, and try to get those shoes into a closet. Coming home to a clean entrance can help reduce the stress of an already busy day, or at least not add to it.
Clean Up Clutter
Clearing out clutter can make a big difference in the way you feel about your home, so spend some time organizing each room. Go through rooms one by one and put away anything that is out of place. Running out of storage space? You can pick up baskets, bins or even crates for a pretty and practical way to keep small items out of sight. Fix issues such as loose fixtures or burned out lightbulbs, and donate or recycle anything that is beyond repair, or just not used. Taking the time to sort through and arrange belongings can make daily routines, like getting ready, less hectic, and will help you feel more relaxed throughout the house.
Freshen Up the Air
With your house in order and your bed made up, you can spend some time really freshening up your space by refreshing the air. Consider adding some plants to each room, to add a bit of calming nature while helping to remove toxins from the air. There are several air-cleaning plants available at hardware stores or nurseries, with many requiring minimal care. You can also open up windows on nice days to let fresh air in and help diminish any smells, or invest in a diffuser for a little aromatherapy relaxation. Choose soothing scents that will help wind down your day and diffuse these aromas throughout your living spaces.
Building helpful home habits, even with a busy schedule, can be as effortless as it is effective. The smallest adjustments to your routine can make a big difference in your overall well-being, and spending a few moments getting organized can save you time and stress in your everyday life. Clearing out your home makes clearing out your mind easier and makes life more enjoyable all around.
Alice Robertson began her career in the home organization industry as a professional house cleaner. After cleaning and organizing her clients’ homes for years, she decided to open her own home organization business. Over the years, she has built an impressive client list, helping to make spaces in homes and businesses more functional. She recently created tidyhome.info as a place to share the great cleaning and organizing advice she has developed over the years.