Tips for creating a safe and clean home27 February, 2023
Having a clean home is important for your health and well-being. It keeps you healthy, strong, and alert, allowing you to work more productively or play more energetically with your family. However, maintaining a spotless home can be difficult, especially when all family members are busy.
Don’t worry! Implementing simple steps into your daily routine can make all the difference. In this blog, we'll take a look at some ways in which you can keep your home clean at all times so that everyone in the family can enjoy living in your space.
Clean commonly touched surfaces regularly
Start with commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, handles, and light switches. Clean and disinfect them regularly using warm water and soap. Also, ensure all your cleaning supplies are stored properly, so they don't get mixed up with other stuff used for food preparation, like sponges, scourers, and brushes.
Ensure proper ventilation & air circulation
Keep windows and doors open, particularly during the day when you are at home. When weather permits, open windows to allow a breeze in the house. Close them at night when there is less wind movement outside or if you feel cold from drafts coming through them.
Clean the filters of your AC units and air purifiers at least once a month, not only for your health but also to keep them in their tiptop shape. Clean your fans as well to keep your space dust- and allergen-free.
It's important to clean regularly, especially when you have small children or pets. Regular cleaning reduces the number of germs that can be spread around, which can help prevent the spread of disease and illness.
Disinfectants, particularly, are effective against bacteria and viruses such as influenza A and norovirus (stomach flu). They're also effective against fungi like Aspergillus fumigatus (previously known as Penicillium species), which causes allergic asthma symptoms to flare up.
Common disinfectants aren't always strong enough to kill spores, which are tiny fungi with hard shells that can survive harsh environments like high temperatures for long periods without being killed off by chemicals alone. To destroy them completely, use bleach or similar powerful cleaners.
Open blinds & curtains to keep your house well-lit
You don't want to turn your house into a dark maze, so open your blinds and curtains to let healthy natural light in. You also want to keep your windows clean.
Declutter, declutter, declutter
For many, clutter is the biggest obstacle to a clean and healthy home. But don't let it get out of hand. Start by taking inventory of what you have. Then, set aside some time every week to get rid of items that aren't bringing you joy or serving their purpose. This may be easier said than done, so start small: pick one room or section of your house and tackle it today! Once that's done, move on to another area until all areas are decluttered and organized.
Place a shoe rack at the entrance
The entrance to your home is a great place for a shoe rack. It keeps the floor clean, dry, warm, and cool. The best part? You don't even have to do anything!
When you come home from work or school with wet shoes after being outside in the rain, you can easily hang them up while they dry without worrying about getting your floors dirty.
Enjoy #TheHeartOfLiving in your clean & healthy Futura home
The environment you live in directly affects your physical and mental health. Dust, mold, mites, mildew, bacteria, and viruses can all cause sickness if they're not removed from your home regularly. It's important to keep your home clean and safe in order to live a healthy life.
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