Every new year we tend to set goals and make resolutions. For many of us, this includes health and wellness. According to this article by Yahoo News, a clutter-free space improves our mood, reduces stress, and provides a sense of satisfaction. Therefore, having a clean and organized environment, whether at home or work, helps our mental health and well-being.
If you’ve resolved to have a more organized and cleaner environment this year, here are our three best tips.
Make a place for everything
Organization is largely based on having a place for everything. It is easier to keep areas clean and organized if there is an easy way to put items away. Use bins, labels, drawers, and organizers to create a place for the items that cause the clutter in your home.
Remember that sometimes the best location for some stuff is the trash! Make rules for how certain items will be handled, such as mail into the trash, laundry into a basket, or random junk into a designated drawer.
Hire a cleaning service
If cleaning is one of your resolutions and isn’t one of your favorite things to do, or if you don’t have time, consider a professional cleaning service. Many people find it more affordable than expected, and it helps keep a higher standard of cleanliness.
A cleaning service gives you time to focus on other resolutions, relationships, or areas of cleaning and organization that need greater attention. Let them handle the routine stuff like sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the bathrooms while you organize files, sort your pantry, or do other deep detail cleaning and organizing.
At the office, outsourcing cleaning will ensure it is being done to industry standards and effectively.
Make a list
Create a list of all the cleaning and organizing projects you want to accomplish. Determine what is the most important and what needs to be handled by you or what can be delegated. Use your list to help guide the cleaning company so you can be on the same page. The list can also show the progress being made as you cross things off throughout the year.
Some items on your list will be ongoing or recurring cleaning, and organizing and others will be done at specific intervals. For example, your list may include cleaning vents annually, dusting ceiling fans or baseboards quarterly, and doing dishes or laundry daily. Note these times in your list to help you stay on top of what you want done and be better prepared to reach your goals.
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