There’s something so satisfying and calming about a clean home. In addition to the obvious, which is that a clean home means less germs and bacteria (and let’s face it, we’re all trying to keep those things away more than ever right now), a clean home can prevent stress, enhance the look of the space and even boost productivity. Even though you aren’t having any large gatherings or entertaining any family or friends right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely spending more time at home than ever before. Take this opportunity to make your home look clean and tidy so that you can feel less stressed and happier spending time there. Here are some easy ways to help you do this:
Make the Bed Every Morning
This is one of the easiest and best ways to make your house look cleaner instantly, as it only requires a few minutes of your time each morning. Plus, getting into a neat bed at night is the perfect way to end the day.
Keep the Bathroom Tidy
Whether you have guests over or not, a clean bathroom is a must. Wiping down the mirror, sink and toilet a few times a week will ensure it always looks and smells clean. Also, try to keep small items like cotton balls in clear jars and stash cosmetics and hair tools in drawers or somewhere else out of view.
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle or investing in an essential oil diffuser not only adds a pleasant scent to a space, but also creates a fresh and warm ambience.
Load the Dishwasher
It’s so easy to just place dirty dishes and utensils in the sink and wait until it’s overflowing to put them away, but loading the dishes into the dishwasher right away will enhance the look of your kitchen immediately and save you clean-up time later on.
Utilize Matching Baskets and Containers
Baskets are the best way to store items in an organized way and keep them out of sight. There are so many great basket options available today that will enhance the look of your space and keep your house looking clean. Also, consider storing kitchen pantry items in matching containers.
Stack Items in Size Order
If you run out of baskets or have items like television remotes and books that you’d like to leave out, try stacking them in size order to make them appear organized.
Add Flowers or Plants
Main + featured image via our home tour with Kaylee Crane.