Cleansing for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Many people find cleaning their homes a tedious, never-ending chore they hate doing every week. It doesn’t have be this way. Cleanliness has many positive effects on your mental and physical health. It can help you lead a more fulfilled, organized, happier life.

Although it may seem like another task to add to your “to do” list, if you really invest in it and find fun ways to incorporate it into your life, you might find you enjoy cleaning your house more than you think.

Cleaning is a satisfying activity that can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. It also helps to keep your home cleaner and more healthy.

A regular cleaning schedule once or twice per week will reduce the amount of work required in one’session. This makes it easier and more manageable.

However, if you leave cleaning to the last minute, you will likely end up with a lot of work to do at once. It may also make it more difficult for you to maintain clean bedding and clothes.

“But cleaning is boring and I’m busy!” 

You have many options to make cleaning more fun and fit into your life.

First, find what you enjoy.

Listening to music with a strong beat can keep you moving and distract you. This can prevent you from becoming bored. To engage your brain, you might also consider listening to audiobooks or radio.

You may want to include cleaning in your spiritual and religious practices.

It is possible to pray or meditate before you clean. You can also light incense and crystals like selenite and tourmaline to purify your space. Ritual cleaning is part of many religious practices around the globe, including Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

If none of these options appeal to you, and you prefer a practical approach, you have the option to turn on the TV, clean simultaneously with DIY, or just clean while you go about your normal household routine.

Next, determine your limitations and needs.

You may be prone to making a lot of mess if you’re creative. This is not uncommon for creative people. However, it could lead to a less conducive environment for your normal activities and stress when you try to get work done in cluttered spaces.

You will have less clutter if you are more strategic or logic-based. However, it may be difficult for long-term workers to stick to a regular cleaning schedule. Instead of cleaning the entire house once a week, try doing a few small tasks each day before you go to work.

You can then relax and enjoy your “down time” by getting rid of all the housework. You won’t have to clean as much on weekends if you do it for a week.

How to Structure a Cleaning Schedule and Stay on Top

You can clean your house by creating a list. This will allow you to identify the things that need to be done and the best time to do them.

It is important to limit the time you spend cleaning and to only do two to three tasks each session. You will likely become tired or stressed if you hold a long cleaning session. This will make it difficult to do the next one.

Instead, schedule 2-3 more cleaning sessions per week with some jobs (such washing up and cleaning the kitchen, etc.). It can be done every day or every other day.

“But I’m Not Motivated To Do It!” 

You might find it difficult to motivate yourself, especially if you have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), or depression. Instead, you could use a calendar, your phone’s calendar, or any of the many apps available to remind you to clean your house. If you have a trusted support network, they might be able to help you when it is difficult to keep up a self-care schedule.

A reward for every clean is another way to motivate yourself.

Maybe you can have a piece of chocolate after completing a week of cleaning. You could also indulge in a glass of wine after you have completed every task on your cleaning list.

Find what motivates you and embrace it!

Clean House, Clean Body

Cleaning your home can help you keep your body in top shape.

First, cleaning is an excellent way to incorporate physical exercise into your day, especially for elderly who might not be able or able to do more strenuous tasks.

You can burn calories by moving furniture, cleaning, mopping, and other cleaning tasks. as much as 100 calories can be burned in just 30 minutes! You can also keep your muscles toned and strong by moving heavy furniture and equipment.

You can eat healthier if you clean! Research has shown that stress can lead to a greater intake of unhealthy food and more stress. Living in a messy home will increase cortisol levels and stress.

A 2013 study also found that people who work in an organized space are more likely to choose an Apple over a Chocolate Bar when choosing what to eat. The cleaner your home is, the healthier you eat and less stressed you will be.

A survey by National Sleep Foundation revealed that a tidy bedroom can make it easier to fall asleep at night.

You will be able to avoid getting ill by cleaning your home regularly. It helps eliminate harmful viruses, bacteria, pollen and fungispores that can trigger respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies.

Where are the best places to begin? Mymove.com identified nine of the most germiest places in your home. These include dish sponges and the kitchen sink.