House cleaning tips based on our day to day experience of cleaning all sizes and types of property.
1. Fill your home with soothing smells
The calming effects of certain fragrances have been known for centuries. So if you drop some essential oils in your bath for a relaxing soak, why not extend this and fill your home with fragrance to help you unwind while you’re doing your household chores? At First Choice Cleaners we love to use products that will release the scent of spring around your home as we mop wooden floors or blitz the bathroom.
Fragrance is great when it comes to sleep, too, as it helps you to drift off and slumber soundly – and a good night’s sleep is great for stress relief. For this, we suggest you may wish to spray your bedding and cushions with fabric scents every day to eliminate bad odours and leave a fresh, subtle smell in the air. You can also find some great suggestions in this article from Better Homes and Gardens
2. Take your stress out on the house
Many experts believe that hitting inanimate objects can help externalise any stress and anger you might be feeling inside and thereby provide stress relief. And while we don’t condone hitting things, plumping up your cushions is a great way to vent some pent-up aggression. And you end up with firmer-looking cushions. Result!
Indeed, every morning, we “karate chop” our bed cushions to get them looking just-so, and to help set up for the day ahead! Other household chores to try include using a dry hand squeegee to scrape all the hair and fur out of your carpet. So satisfying! Also, achieving a tough cleaning job can make you feel great: try tackling the grimy underside of your pots and pans for a satisfying cleaning task.
3. Make a productivity checklist
Every Friday, its good to grab a notepad and pen and makes your way around the house, making a list of household chores that need doing. In particular, those jobs that aren’t part of your regular routine, but have been bugging you: messy food cupboards, disorganised drawers, dirt build-up around the windows, and so on.
Getting these jobs down onto paper helps to prioritise and fix a goal for that day – although make sure it’s realistic for the time you have, otherwise you’ll just stress yourself out more! Plus, as you make your way through the list, the sense of satisfaction when ticking off each task is great for stress relief. After all, cleaning your house is something you can control.
4. Clear out clutter
A cluttered home makes for a cluttered mind, so it’s important to keep your home free of unnecessary knick-knacks. We are huge fans of using baskets and storage to help organise the home.
Do you find cleaning therapeutic? Do you find our house cleaning tips helpful? Let us know your tips below.