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An old lady's advice on cleaning: 'Tackle one room at a time, use vinegar for windows, and remember, a tidy home brings a peaceful mind

As the cooler weather approaches, our cozy couches and blankets beckon us with dreams of mugs of warm drinks and smells of cinnamon and spice filling the air. Sometimes it is hard to embrace those moments when our house doesn't feel clean or put together. As we move into this time of year, here is a little advice to help get a jump start on feeling restful in our home.


When cleaning...

  1. Start Small: Don't feel overwhelmed by the size of the task. Begin with one area or one room at a time, and gradually work your way through the entire space.

  2. Declutter Regularly: Clutter can make cleaning more challenging. Regularly declutter by getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Donate or recycle them to create more space and ease of cleaning.

  3. Organize Thoughtfully: Have a place for everything, and everything in its place. Proper organization can save you time and effort in the long run.

  4. Use Natural Cleaners: Consider using environmentally friendly and natural cleaning products. They are often safer for your health and the environment.

  5. Clean Mindfully: Focus on the task at hand. Cleaning can be a meditative and therapeutic activity if done with attention and care.

  6. Prioritize High-Traffic Areas: Concentrate your cleaning efforts on areas that get the most use, like the kitchen and bathroom. These spaces often require more frequent attention.

  7. Establish a Routine: Set up a regular cleaning schedule that works for you. Consistency can help prevent messes from piling up.

  8. Delegate When Possible: If you have family members or roommates, involve them in the cleaning process. Sharing responsibilities can make the task less daunting.

  9. Invest in Quality Cleaning Tools: Good-quality cleaning tools can make a significant difference in efficiency and effectiveness. Invest in tools that will last and perform well.

  10. Ventilate While Cleaning: When using cleaning products, ensure proper ventilation to avoid inhaling harmful fumes. Open windows or use fans if necessary.

  11. Tackle Stains Promptly: Address spills and stains as soon as they happen to prevent them from becoming more challenging to remove later.

  12. Deep Clean Seasonally: In addition to regular cleaning, schedule deep-cleaning sessions throughout the year to address neglected areas and maintain a high standard of cleanliness.

  13. Reward Yourself: After completing your cleaning tasks, take a moment to appreciate your efforts. Treat yourself to something enjoyable as a reward for your hard work.

Remember that cleaning isn't just about tidying your physical space; it can also have a positive impact on your mental well-being. A clean and organized environment can promote a sense of calm and clarity in your life.

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