Cleaning is one of those chores you would love to hate. You can get dirty and messy during the process but when it’s all done there’s always a huge sigh of relief and a sense of calm. Yes. I am talking about cleaning and it is true that when you walk into a room you just cleaned, sometimes there is no greater sense of tranquility and accomplishment. Calm surrounds us all when we are in the presence of cleanliness. We tend to spend more time in these surroundings so it is no wonder that more business is done in a clean office and more people join you for festivities in your home. I mean, who wants to see cobwebs inconspicuously hiding in ceiling corners, ceiling fans showing bundles of dust on its panels, or finger prints on light switches and door knobs? The following three tips can make cleaning easier and less time consuming at the end of a busy day. It all begins by clearing out clutter.
Simple enough, but when we spend a large amount of our time in rooms like the kitchen or our office clutter always accumulates. This makes cleaning a longer task than it has to. Our first tip is to keep areas clutter free. For example, excessive paper clutter like mail, homework assignments, or phone messages, should not be on countertops, the dining room table or conference room. Scattered utensils, dishes, and open food containers should always be put away. Consider removing clothing off exercise machines, toys on sofas and loveseats, and magazines off of chairs and tables. These small changes can make a considerable difference to a healthy environment.
After the pick-up, we can get to the culprit of all cleaning culprits – dust. Cupid did not give us a love affair for these fine, dry particles. Those who suffer from allergies attest to the difficulties of removing them from surfaces. By using the proper tools like a treated dust cloth or a microfiber towel to remove dust from all surfaces in your home and office becomes easy and effortless. Every other day make a point to remove dust from chairs, tables (dining room tables, end tables, coffee tables), and any other horizontal surfaces. Don’t forget to shake out dust and allergens from the sofa and pillows. No one likes to bounce on the sofa to have dust bounce right back at us.
Once the dust is removed, damp wipe with appropriate cleaning liquid and a microfiber towel all horizontal surfaces. Wiping surfaces with a damp microfiber cloth helps to eliminate germs and allergens not removed by dusting alone. One last tidbit: A fresh bundle of flowers makes a lasting impression on your mood and that of your company. It’s a low cost way to relax and be in the comfort of your environment. Keep a fresh, vibrant colorful bouquet in the most occupied room.