The state of your home can affect your mental state more than you think. Piles of dirty laundry, disorganized kitchen cabinets, dust and dirt all over your floor and furniture, they can all contribute to a steady decline of your mental health. A study conducted by UCLA on families and clutter detected a significant link between their self-esteem and mood and the current state of their home.
Keeping your home organized and tidied up has taken center stage in recent trends and the reason for its popularity is clear: a clean home helps to fight off signs of early depression. Let our organizational experts at Harbour View Kitchen & Bath show you a few tips on how to keep your home looking good so you can feel good.
Rule of Five
If you’re starting from a completely disorganized home filled to the ceilings with endless piles of clutter, cleaning will seem like an insurmountable task. However, our experts recommend dividing it into small manageable sections and adopting the Five Minute Rule. The rule says that if it takes five minutes or less to do a task, get it done immediately. So if you’re weighing whether to throw out those empty shampoo bottles from your bathroom cabinets, think about how long it would take to do that. If it’s less than five minutes, get it done right away.
The fridge is often the part of your home where rotten things can stay for weeks, sometimes months, on end. Dedicate a day in the week when you’re going to take everything out of the fridge and sort out which ones need to stay and which ones need to go. Perhaps investing in additional kitchen cabinets can help provide you with storage solutions for a more efficient pantry.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Commit yourself at least half an hour everyday to clean the dishes in your kitchen sink. Give your countertops a good wipe down afterward to help promote a much cleaner environment.
At Harbour View Kitchen & Bath, we are your leading provider of kitchen and bathroom cabinets as well as top quality countertops. Give us a call at (757) 644-0848 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our friendly representatives and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Norfolk, VA.