Keeping your home organised, clutter-free and healthy offers numerous benefits for your well-being. Not only can it improve your mood and general state of mind, but it can also reduce stress, improve your sleep and help you adopt healthy habits, such as a healthier diet. While creating a safe, tidy and healthy environment can take some time at first, the final result will simply amaze you. Your home will seem brighter, more spacious and generally more positive, contributing to your general well-being. And with these simple steps, this task can be simple and easy.
Start with an analysis
Before taking any specific steps, you should take a look at your space and identify problem areas. Write down any area of your home that needs cleaning, organising and improvement. By writing a list of problematic areas, you’ll have a clear picture of your home. This will further enable you to analyse why these problems occurred in the first place and how you can solve them. Once you’ve analysed the situation and come up with possible solutions, you can start implementing them. Such an analytic approach will keep your organised and efficient.
Clutter is typically the biggest problem in homes, creating an atmosphere of messiness and disarray. The moment you get rid of all those useless and broken items, your home will seem airier and more open. In addition, this will also make it healthier because you’ll eliminate items that collect dust and mites. While there are different ways to declutter you home, the easiest approach is to declutter room by room. You should have three separate boxes – to throw, to donate and to keep. As you go through your belongings, sort out the items into these boxes. Don’t postpone throwing away and donating items you don’t need. Otherwise, you’ll just end up storing them in the attic where they’ll continue collecting dust.
Introduce more storage
No matter how hard we try to keep our homes clean and tidy, it seems as if all our efforts were in vain because after several days, clutter magically reappears. Luckily there’s a simple solution to this problem – storage. Adding more storage compartments will keep your home organised in the long run. Every item will have its place, especially those that you want to keep out of sight. You can add more drawers with dividers to keep their contents neatly organised. Open shelves are perfect for exhibiting your decorations while multifunctional furniture with hidden compartments will keep additional pillows and blankets out of sight. Wicker baskets, different racks and decorative boxes can both elevate your home décor and keep it clutter-free.
Sort by colour
Organising your items by colour will help you create a structured ambiance while also giving your home a stunning visual appeal. For an organised home office, you can keep your documents and files in colourful folders. You can also sort out your closet by organising your clothes by colour, too. This will also enable you to create stylish outfits every day. In the kitchen, you can introduce a colourful display of your dishes for an organised yet playful look.
Dust, vacuum and clean
After getting rid of clutter and organising your belongings, you should move on to creating a healthy environment. This, of course, entails dusting every corner of your home, especially those that aren’t easily reachable. Afterwards, you should vacuum to get rid of dust residue. Pay special attention to your carpets and area rugs that are rich in dust, mites and dirt.
When cleaning your home, you should opt for healthy, chemical-free cleaning solutions. You can either buy them in a store or make your own cleaning products from simple ingredients, such as warm water, baking powder, white vinegar and several drops of lemon.
Make your home healthier
Although you’ve got rid of clutter, dust and mites, there are still ways to make your home safer and healthier. For example, you should increase your indoor air quality by ventilating your home regularly, introducing houseplants and buying a high-quality air purifier. You should also purify your water by installing an economical and efficient UV water steriliser that will disinfect your water without using any chemicals. Finally, you should also consider installing eco-friendly LED lighting because it’s significantly healthier, more durable and energy-efficient. You should also take a look at how you are heating your home, a consistent temperature during the winter will help you stay healthier – and you’ll feel cosier too!
Creating a healthy and organised home is an important task, so make sure to be meticulous. Once you’ve got rid of clutter and cleaned your space, you can implement different measures that will free your home from toxins and make it healthier.