Health today has become even more precious than ever. Prices on medications and health supplements have sky-rocketed over the years, making it impossible for a steadily growing number of people to acquire cures for their ailments and to keep healthy. Mutations of once simple viruses have made matters even worse.
Practically, there are only two more accessible options left: keeping a healthy diet and a clean lifestyle. But even prices on healthy foods are on the rise so not all of us can eat our fruits and vegetables three times every day of every year.
Keeping clean in body, soul and mind is by far the cheapest and wisest thing to do to keep the illnesses at bay. In fact, many of the diseases that haunt our community have sprung up from poorly sanitized surroundings. The bottom-line is, if one wants to always be on the go, it’s best to start by keeping the harmful out – beginning with the place you live in – home! But then, keeping clean isn’t the easiest and can even be the hardest!
So here are some cleaning tips that can be really effective in helping along with that task.
First, it can’t be denied that cleaning one’s home can be very tiring. But there is that feeling you get – a feeling of accomplishment once everything’s done, and the exhaustion just becomes an inferior sensation that slowly evaporates. Therefore it’s best to envision the image of that beautiful home of yours, clean and as free as possible from the health threats to one’s joyful living. That’s the first and most important among all cleaning tips:
FIND AND MAINTAIN YOUR MOTIVATION TO CLEAN
Right motivation or inspiration is always the prerequisite to achieving the best capacity of whatever you must do – including cleaning! Like food that’s fuel to one’s body, motivation is like that health supplement that gives and keeps the energy to keep you on the go.
Now once achieving that “energy”, it is necessary to channel it properly, so as not to waste it. Therefore, the next step is to PLAN how to clean in order to get rid of not just the dust but most importantly the germs, which are of greater threat, while keeping yourself disease-free.
Know what areas of the house need the most attention, and what kind of dirt you have to deal with. In that way, you can prioritize and set-up your schedule for your “Clean the House Day” and also have all the necessary cleaning tools and products that you can possibly need at hand.
It’s best to have disposable gloves on while you clean, to protect yourself as well as the other areas of the house, and to use any disinfectant to wipe, scrub or spray on the areas you will deal with. Find a way to easily move around with the cleaning tools and products.
Just remember this “cleaning acronym”: PPC which means, “Prepare, Protect and Clean.” Prepare yourself, protect yourself while you clean.
With you motivated and all geared-up, it’s time to do the job. Cleaning can be time consuming, but with your cleaning schedule or cleaning plan, it shouldn’t be a problem. Also, it’s always best to follow the “corner-to-side-to-center cleaning system” and the “top-down cleaning system” hand in hand.
In that way you can make sure you’re not going to get any job repeated, since for example, by dusting the top drawers first you’ll be sure that you won’t get the floor dirty again once you clean it. Another cleaning tip is to organize the stuff first. Clear the surfaces that can be cleared before you do the scrubbing or wiping.
The last step is the easiest but is also a continuous task. KEEPING IT CLEAN. It makes the next “general cleaning” easier since you don’t have to deal with much filth as before. And most importantly, keeping clean is keeping healthy.
Mentally, it gives you a peace of mind. Physically, it becomes a trustworthy place to live in, and as much as possible, a place free from disease. Emotionally and spiritually, a neat place can be a stress-reliever as well as a place that induces reflection.