As many of you know, the current social situation is putting a strain on all of us. Sometimes in order to get ahead in situations like these, it definitely helps to clear out some unwanted clutter. Whether you would like to develop good cleaning habits because of the COVID-19 virus or simply want to create a more breathable living space, Burkhart has some great ideas for you!
To begin, assess your space that needs some cleaning.
What do you see? What can you smell? What feelings do you get from using your senses? In order to fully clean your space, it’s important to take in your surroundings. Whenever someone sets a goal, whatever it may be, it can be daunting. Utilizing your natural abilities to understand the world in which you live can help you out a lot. Start with a small task, like tackling your room to get you going with those useful habits.
Your bedroom is the one place that you need to feel comfortable in.
Believe it or not, if there is too much clutter in your room, it can actually affect how you sleep. Hate to break it to you, but your parents were right – make your bed every day. It doesn’t matter if it’s right after you wake up, but completing a small task can make you feel more accomplished. It’s also an easy, simple habit to form! Next, clothing. Clothes (especially for myself) have a way of just piling up. Once you get things out of the dryer, fold them immediately or hang them up, so they won’t be sitting there for days waiting to get done. Doing so aids you to gradually pick things up from the day to day, so things don’t get out of hand. Also, remember your folks telling you to pick your toys up after you were done playing? The same concept applies to all items in your room.
Next – the bathroom.
This is the area that desperately needs to be cleaned at least once a week. The best way to have a routine schedule would be to pick a day to do the whole space including the toilet, bath, shower, sink and the floors. Not only will the cleanliness make you feel better, but that fresh lemony scent will definitely make you want to clean the next time around. Also, believe it or not, according to Time.com, the germiest place is not your toilet. It’s your toothbrush and it’s holder because it’s the perfect place for mold and yeast to grow. I would implore you to flush your toilet with the lid down, make sure to clean it regularly and keep your toothbrush as far away from there as possible. Don’t be freaked out too much by the germs, just clean it like you should and you’ll be okay.
Finally – the Kitchen.
Since this is the place where you eat, you absolutely need good cleaning habits. Get into a cycle of constantly cleaning off your surfaces. From cooking and making messes, you cannot allow them to fester and build up more bacteria. Do NOT use a sponge either to clean your countertops. Sponges and rags carry a lot of bacteria. Use a Clorox wipe or a paper towel to clean up messes instead. The other area that needs to be disinfected is the sink. From dirty dishes to raw meat, your sink takes a lot. Wash it out with soapy, hot water after each time you handle dirty dishes or raw meat. You can then clean it with a Clorox or Lysol wipe to further kill those nasty germs.
From the bedroom to the kitchen, the one best habit to form is picking up after yourself. Keep track of your cleaning by creating a list to check off each completed task. If you don’t get to it the day that you scheduled, that isn’t a big deal! Just get to it the next day.
Act Fast to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19.
The one thing not to do is to wait around and procrastinate. The longer you wait, the more bacteria will build up and so will anxiety to get it completed. Remember, it’s on you. But here at Burkhart, we believe you can do it! Let us know if there is anything that you need and we’ll be here for you. More concerns about wanting a clean abode and how to keep at it? Follow this link to read more!