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Deep Cleaning Your Home to Boost Your Health and Wellness
Looking for ways to brighten up your mood? If so, you should think about giving your home a
good deep cleaning. A clean and tidy home can prevent your family from getting sick and can
also be beneficial to your mental health. If you’re planning on selling your home in the near
future, then a good cleaning will make it that much easier to show your house. Plus, cleaning
your home has several benefits.
The Olive Leaf offers these tips for improving your health and wellness through cleaning:
Simplify Summer Cleaning by Hiring Professionals
If your schedule is pretty slammed or the idea of cleaning your entire home has you stressed,
you may want to think about hiring a cleaning service to help with your cleaning tasks. Having
professionals clean your home may seem like an unnecessary expense, but busy families and
individuals can benefit from having the extra time. Investopedia notes that if you clean your
house regularly, but your home still feels dirty, you might benefit from a cleaning service. A
professional cleaning service will have all of the necessary tools and know-how to help make
your home sparkle and shine.
Schedule a Weekend to Complete a Deep Cleaning
For one reason or another, you might decide that a DIY deep cleaning is the best for your
budget and home. If this is the case and you’re not sure where to start, you can follow these
steps to get germs, grime, and dust out of your home and extra stress out of your family’s life.
Buy The Right Cleaners (The Olive Leaf recommends purchasing natural cleaners)
Before you begin deep cleaning your home, you need to make sure you have cleaning products
that can help you really get the job done. For example, if you are worried about cutting down on
germs, viruses, and bacteria, then disinfectant products should definitely be on your shopping
list. In addition to sanitizing products, you may also want to pick up a few helpful cleaning tools
that will make cleaning less of a hassle, like dusters and sponges.
Declutter and Organize
After you’ve finished shopping, you can start working on tidying up your home. If you want the
most health benefits for your efforts, begin by decluttering your home. Aside from attracting dust
and germs, clutter in your home can also lead to latent feelings of stress and anxiety. So, take
some time to go through all of your family’s stuff and get it organized. Becoming a Minimalist
recommends donating clothes you’ll never wear, creating a decluttering checklist, and taking
before and after photos of small areas to make your decluttering process easier.
Wipe All Surfaces Down
If you’ve cleared out the clutter and pulled out items from your cabinets and closets, it’s not time
to replace those things just yet. Take some time to wipe down each item you plan on keeping
and the surfaces in those cabinets, pantries, and closets. Also, work on wiping down counters
and other surfaces before you begin putting baskets, bins, and belongings back in their place.
Work from Top to Bottom. Wash Rugs and other fabrics curtains, throw pillows, and rugs can all trap dirt, dust, and bacteria, so it’s a wise idea to clean these items on a regular basis. You can clean these items by hand or throw them into the washer, depending on the size and fabric. Just be sure to read the care instructions to avoid damaging them. If you’re unsure about how to clean fabrics and upholstery in your home, you can also consider getting help, like pro upholstery cleaners.
Cleaning is about more than keeping up appearances. Cleaning your home each season and
keeping up with a cleaning routine in-between can have some major benefits for the health,
safety, and emotional well-being of your entire family.
Another thing to keep in mind as you declutter and clean your home is that it’s always best to
begin with higher surfaces and work your way down. Since harmful dust has a way of getting
trapped on light fixtures, fans, and tops of cabinets, thoroughly clean these areas first. Then,
you can skip back up to the previous step of wiping down counters and surfaces to keep that
dust and any remaining germs from hanging around and potentially making your family sick.
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By Tina Martin