A new year can feel like a fresh start. We usually seize the occasion to make a list of resolutions for our health, our work, and sometimes, our home. It’s true, a clean tidy home makes us feel better. Here are some good habits to develop so your home becomes an oasis of serenity and well-being.
- Show your floors some love
Our floors are the most abused elements of our homes, trampled on by repeat traffic, scuffed up by outdoor dirt, and scratched by tiny dust particles.
To keep your floors shipshape, resolve to vacuum them at least once or twice a week. When was the last time you changed your vacuum filter by the way? It may be due for a replacement. To clean it, just use a microfibre cloth spritzed with some soapy water.
- Keep your windows sparkling
Clean windows let in much more natural light, which in turn enhances your health and well-being. Ideally, you should clean your windows at least five times a year.
- Purify the air you breathe
The air quality in our homes affects our health. Make sure to allow air to circulate regularly, especially after using the dishwasher or having a bath or shower. This will dispel the humidity that can otherwise seep into the structure of your home.
- Get your garage in order
On top of tools, car accessories and gardening equipment, our garages become repositories for piles of stuff over time. A large shelving or storage unit will help you cut through the clutter and waste less time searching for your tools. Read our tips on how to organize your garage.
- Use eco-friendly products
Opt for natural products like vinegar, hot water, lemon or baking soda when cleaning your home. These natural ingredients are better for the environment, your health and your budget!
- Give your appliances a clean start
Calcium deposits are a pesky little nuisance that can build up to an eventual break down. Did you know that they cause over 80% of appliance malfunctions? Our advice: clean your appliances with white vinegar, which is 100% biodegradable!
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