It may sound strange, but a clean home improves mental health. I know some of you are rolling your eyes now and thinking, “easy for you to say, I do not have time to clean!” I do not have much time for cleaning either. On most days, I am either working or resting. A few times per week, I get to pick up a bit or clean counter tops. However, I rarely have enough down time or am rested enough to deep clean big portions of my home. Through affirmations, manifesting, and research I have learned skills and tips to clear out the clutter and make cleaning an easier activity. A cleaner home is more relaxing, gives a sense of accomplishment, and leaves you with energy for other to dos.
So what are some things you can do to keep your house more tidy?
- Clear out old books. Unless you have an old house with a fabulous library, pass your old books on to a place like Goodwill. Stores such as Goodwill do not only resell used items, they give jobs to people who might not otherwise be able to work.
- Organize your storage areas. Give away your extra stuff to charity, sell it in a garage sale, or pass it on to neighbors. Nothing feels quite as good as tidy closets, cabinets, and rooms.
- Move things that you don’t use everyday into an overflow storage area. Not only will you be able to find your day to day use things easily, your newly cleaned storage areas can serve in an overflow storage capacity.
- Designate a basket for each person’s clean socks. You can put the kids socks together in a basket for them to sort and have a basket of your socks alone. Never fold socks again, put them in an easy to reach space and match them each day. Easy peasy. I have an overabundance of socks so I know this works!
- Wipe down kitchen counters when you are waiting for coffee to brew and bathroom counters while swishing your mouthwash. Not only will time go faster but you will be accomplishing 2 things at once. You can even grab your soft scotch bright pad and scrub your bathroom mirrors with water. Next, dry the mirrors with a paper towel. Now, that’s 3 things off of your list.
- I clean and use my tub everyday. I keep a cleaner on hand in a squirt bottle. Just a few squirts of cleaning product, a soft scrubber and viola, a tub that is always clean!
- Ask for help! I know that spouses and children are notoriously difficult to get help from. However, if you ask for help with one task, the request seems to go over with less resistance. Floors are my shortcoming. My daughter sweeps and the person who would be embarrassed if I identified them does the mopping.
- Take time out each day to relax. If everyone is fed and clean, you have accomplished the impossible!
You’ve got this!
Founder of the Unstoppable Man and Woman’s Mindset