A clean house is simply beautiful. A stress-free house is a clean and uncluttered place. Our home ought to be a definitive place of recuperation, not a field of stress-actuating trip wires or indications of jobs not done.
Having in mind that what calms one individual may grind on another, psychologists swear that there is an all inclusive approach to support a home’s decent vibes in not more than minutes – no Feng Shui makeover required. To free your home of distressing vitality, only follow these eight simple rules to tranquility.
Teach your kids to clean up their mess
It’s a blessing to have creative kids. Playing around with colorful paper, building bricks, water colors, modeling clay they boost their creativity, but also leaves a terrible mess. Teach them to clean the spot after the playful session. I know it can be hard, but build them some shelves where they can display their creative works of art. This could quickly become one of the best rewarding tasks you’ve ever made.
Do the dishes
Putting off washing dishes does not make the job any less demanding. If you let them sit sufficiently long, the drain will harsh, the shape will develop, and a billow of midges will drift menacingly over your sink. It’s dreadful. Clean up any messes in the kitchen right after you’re done. Sponge the counters and keep the sink clean. Have your morning tea in a stress-free clean kitchen.
Never leave a messy bathroom
It will only take you a couple of minutes, and the joy of a clean bathroom is unsurpassed. You can use simple homemade solutions which are both cheap and environment-friendly:
- For the tub and tiles you can combine one and a half cup of baking soda, half a cup of liquid vegetable oil based liquid soap, two tablespoons of vinegar and half a cup of water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and shake well. Apply on the tiles and tub, leave it for several minutes and rinse well.
- For the toilet bowl I recommend to combine a quarter cup of baking soda or borax, and one cup of vinegar. Spray the mixture into the toilet bowl and let it stay for 15 minutes before flushing.
- Glass and mirror cleaner: just combine a quarter cup of vinegar and four cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Use this mixture and wipe with a dry cloth or a piece of paper.
- To clean the drains just pour a half cup of baking soda into the drain followed by one cup of vinegar. Let it stay for 15 minutes and then pour boiling water. For stubborn sinks, you can leave the baking soda and vinegar mixture overnight.
- Chrome faucets look ugly when there are lime or calcium deposit. To remove them use a soft cloth soaked in vinegar.
- Soap scum can be eliminated if you sprinkle some baking soda over it. Scrub with a cloth and rinse.
- Floor sanitizer: mix half a cup of borax with two gallons of hot water in a bucket. Apply with a mop. Rinsing is not required.
- Remove molds: mix equal amounts of borax and vinegar to make a paste. Scrub the paste over the mold with a rough sponge. Rinse with water.
Pick up as you go.
There are always some little things popping out of nowhere around your house. Just pick them up. Arrange some decorative baskets or boxes and put them there. You can be surprised what can you find there after some time.
Care for your clothes and never leave them out
Leaving clothes out to clutter is a bad sign for a stress-free house. We all have a tendency to leave our once-used but still clean clothes hanging over the bed or chair. Leaving them out can quickly clutter the place up. Refrain of this habit, either put them in the dirty clothes basket or hang them back in the closet. Believe me, if they are clean enough to hold on the chair, they are clean enough to put them in the closet.
Take the waste out
Trash is smelly, ugly and you should never let it pile up in your house. A good habit is to separate the trash for recycling and take it out every day. No compromise!
Tidy up before you leave and before you go to bed
After a stressful day at work, it is a blessing to come home to a tidy house. It’s not that hard, just pick up some things, do the dishes, make your bed and put some order in the room. If you create it as a daily routine, it will be quite easy to follow since there will be less and less clutter for a clear-out. It’s fabulous feeling to wake up and came from work in a clean stress-free house.
Don’t let the clutter pile up
We all have some dark corner in our house where we stack books and papers. That needs to go. Sort out your incoming documents. Take the old newspapers and put them away for recycling.