Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her tips for keeping your home in great shape.
Most of us have been spending more time at home than usual. There are some advantages – no commuting and working in your PJs – but it can also create challenges. Rooms are being used more so will need more cleaning. Being at home should make it easier to stay on top of household chores, but you might be finding it difficult to get the work-life balance right and this can get you down. Creating the right environment makes a big difference – a clean and tidy home is an investment in your physical and mental health. Plus, cleaning is good exercise, bringing more of a sense of achievement than any workout. Here are my top tips for a safe and fresh home.
STAY ON TOP OF THE WASH
Laundry is something that never stops, so it makes sense to do a little, and often, rather than let it build up. Bringing up three sons, my mantra was always “a load a day and put it away”.
PLAN AND PRIORITISE
Make a to-do list for your housework. Your kitchen, bathrooms and downstairs floors will probably need cleaning more often than other areas. A simple rota makes you feel more in control, and it feels good when you tick those tasks off.
ZAP THOSE GERMS
Even on days when there’s little time for cleaning, remember to regularly disinfect all the touch-points in your home, such as: door handles and light switches.
If you need help, I’d be delighted to talk to you. Whether you’re thinking about regular cleaning or a one-off visit, give me a call for a free consultation. With safety in mind, I can also reassure you of the enhanced procedures we have for virus protection.