Most people have heard the saying ‘clean home, clean mind’. With mindfulness being an ongoing trend for 2023, we’re expecting ‘keep my home in order’ to be on everyone’s New Year’s resolutions. So, here are some simple daily habits for your home, and mind, to remain calm all year round.
A load a day keeps the chaos away. A daily load definitely isn’t necessary for every household; but, getting into the routine of doing multiple washes a week helps avoid a build-up. Put aside time in the morning to start your day on the right note. You could even set your machine to delay (if you have this feature) so it will be ready for when you arrive home. Our top tip? Use multiple washing baskets, placed in the bedrooms and bathroom, so that you can keep your colours divided and ready for wash day.
Sometimes, you need to embrace “clean enough”. Sure, you want your house to be clean and tidy, but that doesn’t have to equate to military perfection. Make a list of what you would like to get done at the beginning or the week, then prioritise what needs to be actioned immediately and what can wait a day or two. Make a note of these realistic cleaning goals and stick to them. Then, any other jobs tackled are a bonus.
Unless you live on your own, cleaning doesn’t have to be a one-person job. Make sure you communicate your expectations with your family or friends so that everyone’s on the same page. Then delegate, divide and conquer. If you have children, getting them to tidy up after themselves can be a great tool for teaching the importance of organisation.
Make it a nightly routine to spend 15 minutes – or however long you can spare – blasting the house admin. Put on the timer and just stick to your priorities. Start with “must dos” and stop when the timer stops!
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