Did you know that it is as important to take care of your home, as important it is to take care of your physical and mental health? While there is ample advice and articles on taking care of your personal health, not the same can be said about home care.
Is it just a few of us, or do you also randomly feel guilty about putting off your daily home cleaning till it is just too late? Home maintenance can sound like a boring and tedious chore at first. However, the good part is that you do not have to get done with your entire to-do list in just one day. You have the whole holiday season to yourself. Take your time, but make sure that you are extra cautious especially after the celebration of festivals.
Now, even though we cannot personally visit your home and help you clean, the least we could do is give you advice that can work wonders!
Start with a plan in mind
Don't just wake up one day and start cleaning whichever part of your room you think needs to be cleaned. Once you have finally made up your mind to take care of your home during the festive season, make a mental checklist. If needed, note it down. Keep a time period in mind and try to dedicate every few hours to different rooms and furniture at home. Learn to prioritize and give more attention to what you feel is important, and feel free to leave out parts that you think can be avoided or cleaned later in the week or month.
Clean and arrange your fridge
This is very important during the festive season. Celebrating festivals bring with them a variety of food, sweets, and treats to every house. Regularly going through your fridge and discarding what might not be of use anymore is essential. Apart from throwing away unwanted edibles, decluttering and arranging your fridge so that it looks presentable is important too.
Make daily cleaning a fast and efficient process
It is only when you put your heart into taking care of your house that you can increase your productivity to the fullest. In the initial days of home care, make a note of what needs more attention, and what can be done in a small amount of time. If need be, delegate work around the house and keep one another updated on how it's going. Once you make it a habit to clean your house daily, you will understand what patterns and methods work best for you personally.
Another aspect of increased efficiency is taking sufficient breaks. Don't wear yourself out completely and reward yourself after accomplishing small tasks.
Declutter your house
There are times when we have a lot of unwanted things lying around our house and we do not even realize it because we are so used to them. Don't worry, this happens to the best of us! Every once in a while, it is a good idea to put on a fresh lens of eyes and analyze your home in a way that a third person would. You never know, you might spot things you didn't even know you had!
While all this advice may seem slightly irrelevant to you, look around your house. In the end, it is about making sure that putting off little things that need some effort, do not turn into bigger problems where you need to spend both your money and time.
Going through this guide thoroughly, you will realize that all these are chores that can be done in a short span of time and it is not too hard to make a routine habit of following them. Neither is there any fixed formula to keep your home spic and span nor can we give you a hack to do the same! Ultimately, it all comes down to you and the daily cleaning routine that suits you the best.
Give it some thought, do not just jump into action mode. Another pro tip is to be consistent. Try to turn house cleaning into a habit, treating it less as a chore and more as something that increases your productivity and self-satisfaction.
At the end of the day, who does not like to look around their house and realize there is nothing more you could possibly do to keep it cleaner, and maintained?