Letting the mess pile up will actually cause more stress. According to several studies, women who describe their homes as “cluttered” were more depressed and fatigued than those who felt their homes were restful and clean. Yes, cleaning can sometimes feel daunting. But you can do it! Do it for your physical and mental well-being! And hopefully today at Sharing Shine, we can break down the cleaning routine for you. You don’t have to get all your cleaning done in one day. If that causes you great anxiety, why not spread it out throughout the week? Then your list of tasks won’t seem near as lengthy. Here are some ideas we came up with, but find out what works best for you personally.
- Make your bed. Those who make their bed daily report better nightly sleep.
- Wipe down bathroom counters
- Empty dishwasher
- Load dishwasher
- Wipe down kitchen counters
- Take out the trash
- Quick sweep and vacuum floors
- Organize any rooms with clutter
Tuesday: Deep vacuum and mop floors
Wednesday: Clean oven, fridge and microwave
Thursday: Wipe down walls and doors
Friday: Clean mirrors
Remember, find what works for you and your family and then plan out your schedule accordingly. Cleaning doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Take it one task, one day at a time.
What are your favorite cleaning secrets?