Easy Housekeeping Tips To Reduce Stress

Easy Housekeeping Tips To Reduce Stress

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The majority of people don't realize how much clutter can cause stress, but living in a messy environment can drain you of time, energy, and even money, causing significant additional stress. Cluttered homes are unfortunately the norm, but given the importance of having a sanctuary from stress and the cost savings of being organized, it makes sense to keep your house clean.

The key is to clean in a way that doesn't cause you extra stress, or actually reduces stress while you clean. While there are many specific tips on how to declutter a space or an entire home, an important aspect of cleaning that shouldn't be overlooked is keeping things low-stress and enjoyable so that it isn't a chore.

Having a routine will make you more likely to clean regularly, and this can make cleaning less stressful for you.

Tips for Low-stress Housekeeping

Play some Music

In the form of music therapy, music helps promote wellness by providing stress relief and promoting a sense of wellbeing.

You can actually relax or energize yourself with music, depending on which type you choose.

Music does have the power to relieve stress and boost energy, which means you'll feel less stressed when you're finished cleaning, plus it'll give you a boost from the feeling of a cleaner space.

Pare Down and Organize

Get rid of or donate anything you don't need or love. Find a place for everything that's left so you can clean up easier. Don't buy things unless they're absolutely necessary.

Following these simple guidelines will leave you with less stuff to clutter up your space and make cleaning easier.

Set Small and Consistent Goals

Whenever you create new habits, it's important to set realistic goals, work toward them consistently, and reward yourself for even the smallest gains. This is also true when you are cleaning.

When you break down cleaning into daily or weekly tasks, you can make these chores feel less overwhelming and fit them into your schedule.

Clean your house with small and achievable goals, such as:

30-second Chores

A list of quick chores so that you can knock them out when you have a few minutes to spare

Daily Cleaning List

A group of lists that cover all chores so that you'll keep your house clean over a week or month if you just do a few a day

Cleaning goals should be simple and manageable to avoid getting overwhelmed by the job.

You might just have the magic formula for a cleaner, stress-free atmosphere if you clean a little bit every day. Enjoy your home when your work is done to further reward you and keep your motivation high!

If you clean your bathroom regularly, treat yourself to a home spa experience to appreciate all of your hard work. Cook a candlelit dinner in your kitchen, burn essential oils to enjoy aromatherapy, and decorate your home in a way that makes your heart sing.

When you get used to having your home as a sanctuary from stress instead of another source, you'll probably be hooked!

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