Cleaning your home is essential for the health of our minds. According to experts who were consulted in Architectural Digest, among the benefits associated with it include the reduction in anxiety as well as an improvement in performance throughout the day, and an improvement in stress. However, sometimes keeping our homes clean can be difficult, especially when we have details that can cause our house to not appear as beautiful as we’d like.
As we all know, the smallest of details can be hard to see. Therefore we on the Bright Side we’ve put together some of the most common blunders that hinder you from experiencing an overall feeling of harmony and wellbeing that we all experience with an organized home.
1. Dark and dimly lit areas
Natural lighting has always been an important subject in architecture long before the invention of artificial lighting. But, we often overlook the fact that certain spaces (especially in urban areas) may not possess this crucial quality. This is why it’s crucial to maximize every space with light. Simple strategies like changing curtains with lighter shades or plants that are placed in strategic locations can make a huge impact.
2. Floor cracks in plain view
There isn’t always time to tackle major repairs on our houses. In the case of floors the lack of care will result in a long-lasting look of neglect , no regardless of how neat the area is maintained. An easy way to prevent this is to cover the scratches with a rug. This will not only give the room a unique appearance will also prevent further harm to the area affected.
3. Tiny marks on the stove
If we perform routine cleaning around the kitchen, it may become a major issue. Food stains and trash are simple to clean but grease and oil may last for a very lengthy period of time. To get rid of them, we must use specific products that are more abrasive which is why we advise wearing gloves and following the instructions thoroughly.
4. The accumulation of dirt on sockets and switches
This year, we’ve learned more than we have ever in the past about keeping the electrical outlets and switches within our homes. But, the feeling of dirty could be due to normal wear and tear of the components. An easy solution is to apply some paint to give them a shine, but keep in mind that if they’re in an area that is heavily used it is recommended that they be changed frequently.
5. Walls that are stained, damaged or damaged walls
If your wall has been neglected or if your wallpaper is damaged or the paint is beginning to flake off, each when you visit the area it can give an impression that something’s wrong , even if you’ve cleaned it. To avoid having to replace the entire surface, one trick that can also add new life to your room is to choose a plant which hides the damaged area. There are many varieties that are convenient and easy to care for.
6. Foggy or dusty windows
Sometimes, we clean windows and mirrors but these surfaces become more soiled or dirty If we don’t do it in the correct way. To prevent this from happening it is important to take extra time to clean these surfaces. Dry cleaning, using the correct products, and making sure you remember to clean the entire surfaces are the key to keep these areas and clean.
7. Carpets that have been neglected
If your upholstery is filthy, a vacuum isn’t enough. Since no matter how clean your room is and the curtains or your carpet there’s always the small space of a different hue that requires an extensive cleaning. Today, there are a variety of inexpensive ways as well as products that include dry or warm water cleaning that will help you get rid of the stain.
8. Dishes with a mess
The pile of dishes, clean or dirty, can detract from their general appearance. One way to make this area of your home sparkle and be noticed due to its cleanliness is to throw dishes out as soon as they’re dry. However, avoid storing them in water or washing them with filthy towels as they may collect bacteria.
9. Items that are cluttering rooms
If we have a lot of items or ornaments that are placed on the floor it will create the impression of disorder and noise. The best option in such cases is to choose higher display options, such as tables or other furniture pieces that permit you to clear the floor. This will make maintenance simpler (like cleaning) and also helps to prevent the onset of issues which can be detrimental to your health.
10. Water in the sink
In the course of cleaning the bathroom very few people take the time to dry the tiny and often invisible areas that, after a while are covered in water and soap marks. The best solution is to dry the areas properly, choosing the best solution that is suitable for surfaces made of metal, and another one to keep the shining of porcelain.
What is your preferred cleaning technique? How do you maintain an orderly home? Tell us by commenting below.