How the New Year Offers Unique Cleaning Opportunities

How the New Year Offers Unique Cleaning OpportunitiesAll sorts of resolutions mark the start of the New Year. Although getting in shape and living a healthier lifestyle are usually among the most common resolves made, maintaining a more sanitary living environment is also a resolution that’s just as important.

The start of 2016 offers the chance to get a fresh start on thoroughly cleaning your home or office, which will ultimately contribute to living a healthier lifestyle. Every New Year seems to feed the determination to improve, so why not take advantage and start with cleaning on a whole new level?

Take an Eco-Friendly Approach

No one said that spring-cleaning takes the cake for being the only time of the year in which cleaning should be a priority. Enhance your healthy living habits by going green—and we don’t just mean eating organic food.

Start using eco-friendly products and natural homemade cleaners. There are so many ways in which you can create your own air fresheners and household cleaners that won’t have negative effects on your health.

The best way to begin getting into the habit of using such materials is to start at least once a week. You’ll not only notice a change in the way you feel, but you’ll also realize that using such cleaning materials will give you more bang for your buck.

For instance, you can easily use items from your kitchen, like oranges and cinnamon sticks, to create natural air fresheners. That way, you won’t have to worry about inhaling the chemicals found in fresheners you buy at the store.

Baking soda is another great multi-purpose cleaning agent that can serve as a backup and save you the time of rushing to get a cleaner when you run out at home. Using vacuums with HEPA filters is another great way to keep germs away from floating in your home’s air.

Increase the Cleaning Count

While you’re checking the different ways to clean in an environmentally sound manner, you should keep in mind that the most effective way to do it is through consistency. If you’re used to efficiently cleaning your home as often as you mow your lawn, then it’s time to rethink your strategy.

In order to avoid having to spend more time cleaning a larger mess and getting discouraged, the trick is you must do as much as you can on a regular basis. Cleaning for just five to ten minutes a day can actually greatly lower your chore load.

Try to cut back on wasting time when cleaning by doing the following:

  1. Return things in your home to their respective storage areas right after they are used, to prevent the buildup of clutter.
  1. Use a damp microfiber cloth to dust as often as possible, so you won’t have to deal with the buildup of dust.
  1. Throw your clothes in a hamper or do the laundry before several items start to pile up.
  1. Don’t let dirty dishes sit in the kitchen sink overnight. Instead, wash them after they are used.
  1. When a floor—whether tile or carpet—gets dirty, clean right away so that you won’t have to scrub off a stubborn stain.

By following such strategies, you’ll notice that you’ll be cutting the amount of time you spend cleaning practically in half. Combined with using eco-friendly cleaning products, by implementing the above pointers, you can also prevent allergies or health problems from getting worse, too.

Clean the Dirtiest Spots

While you should pay attention to cleaning a mess or a stain right after it occurs, you must also clean the dirtiest areas of your home that you don’t usually clean much. Some of these sections include:

  • Door knobs and handles
  • Remote controls
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Office appliances (computer keyboard and mouse)
  • Mobile phone and telephone
  • Kitchen sink
  • Washing machine and dryer

Leaving such places unattended can increase the chances of getting health problems, so the sooner you can start cleaning them regularly, the better.

Make a List and Stick to It

There’s a sentiment of satisfaction associated with checking off a task list. The New Year is a great time to create a cleaning calendar to organize your daily, weekly, monthly, and biyearly cleaning duties.

It will make it easier for you to make such chores routines. You can assign your family members tasks, as well, so no one feels intimidated by a heavy workload. Leave the areas that need the most time to clean for the weekends, if that better suits your schedule.

Ask for Reinforcement

Everyone can use a little help now and then. That’s why you should not only improve your cleaning practices during the New Year; you should also give yourself a break. At 1st Class Cleaning, we use eco-friendly cleaning products and methods to get your home or office looking like new in an efficient manner.

Our expert cleaners never cut corners. We’ll clean the areas you might have never even thought about to make sure that your living environment promotes a healthy lifestyle.

For more information about our professional services, contact 1st Class Cleaning today. We’ll be more than happy to help you kick off a sparkly clean year.

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