February is the month associated with love, romance, and candy, all because of Valentine’s Day. It’s a great time to assess and notice the little things that make you happy, and those around you happy. For many, that involves a clean, welcoming, picked-up home or office.
In this post, we’re giving some cleaning tips that you’ll love. Feel free to print it out and drop it in the Valentine’s card to your loved ones!
Cleanliness and Organization Are Powerful
Do you have a favorite fragrance? Maybe burn a candle, light some incense, turn on a diffuser, and freshen up your space with a scent you adore.
Is there a place in your home that gives you joy? Maybe it is a hot bath after a long day, a meditation area, your porch, or your kitchen. Take a few minutes to tidy your favorite space and see if it inspires you to treat yourself. If you don’t have a favorite space, create one.
What is your least favorite chore? Who can you ask for help from? Who might you delegate it to? Kids? Partner? Roommate? Professional cleaners? Make some requests or a few calls today and free up space for more you-time.
What other items bring you joy? Do you have pillows you can replace? Plants to put in the space? Pictures to hang on the wall? Place those into your home (or office) to liven it up and make you happier.
This month, make it a priority to get rid of clutter and things that don’t bring happiness; you’ll reduce stress and make space for more joy. Here are some cleaning tips on how to make it happen…
Tips to Bring More Joy into Cleaning
Where do you usually have messes?
Place a broom and other cleaning items near the door for quick clean-ups that will reduce bigger messes later and reduce messiness from making its way further into your home. Keep it simple by making it so easy to tidy that you have no reason to walk by a mess.
Where do you normally have clutter?
Place a basket or organizer in that space to help immediately sort items. Maybe a small trash by the table that gets a stack of mail so you can quickly and easily throw away junk mail and a tote for the magazines to carry them to the living room.
Consider a rack to hang on the wall that holds your keys (a double benefit of keeping the counters free from stuff, plus you’ll always know where your keys are!).
Where do you usually ignore cleaning?
Build a cleaning routine, add it to your list, and then add it to your schedule. For example, if you want to start cleaning the laundry area once a month, put an appointment in your calendar for the time you want to spend on it. This simple strategy will help you get it done instead of kicking yourself for letting it continue to slide into the future (getting messier along the way).
And don’t forget to ask for the help you need when you need it. Dividing cleaning duties makes it easier for everyone and instills confidence and important values in young and old alike. Consider cleaning services if you need help with cleaning your house, apartment, or condo.
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