Happy New Year blog readers!
It's that time of year again... Everyone is making New Year Resolutions, and it's all too easy to get caught up in the usual hype of making them.
Promising you'll visit the gym more; that you'll give up fatty foods or drink less... but research suggests that those who adopt New Year resolutions that involve increasing exercise, may end up doing more harm than good. How you ask? The risk of injury! Those of you looking for quick results are likely to strain muscles, have accidents or simply overdo it.
But if you are looking for a quick fix to your health, why not deep clean your home? This may sound simple, but the Christmas period is likely to have battered your home somewhat. Think about the number of sticky fingers that have been on your TV remote, or the amount of food that your fridge has had piled into it over the last few weeks.
So what should you focus on? Well here's our team's top suggestions:
- Grubby fingers will have gotten all over the place, so a good place to start is to walk around your home with some anti-bacterial wipes and think about what you've touched recently - the main culprits will be handles and switches, so give them a wipe.
- We've mentioned the fridge already, so giving the fridge a thorough clean inside (and out!) will restore your fridge to it's former glory. It sounds like a tough job but it's simple - start with taking all your food out and the shelves. Then place the shelves in warm soapy water, whilst you wipe down the inside of your fridge with general kitchen cleaner. When putting everything back into your fridge, be sure to give food packaging a quick wipe just in case there have been any unexpected leakages.
- Another easy suggestion is to clean the inside of your windows. If you've had your heating on recently, chances are there may have been a bit of a build up of condensation on the inside. This can sometimes lead to mould which is definitely bad for your health. So jump on it now! You can treat it with bleach if your decor allows, otherwise simple surface cleaner/wipes will suffice.
- When was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush holder? It's easy to overlook, but neglecting this could lead to all sorts of bugs, so get out of your gloves and get scrubbing that toothbrush holder!
- Okay last one... the shower curtain. Your shower could be perfectly clean, and we're sure it is. But your shower curtain (and bath mat for that matter too) could be a breeding ground for germs and mould; after all they love warm, damp spaces! Some curtains and mats may have cleaning instructions on them, but it's a safe bet that you can pop it in your washing machine (adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your detergent) to get it sparkling again.
So what are you waiting for? Pull on those fetching marigolds and give your home some TLC. But if you don't fancy spring cleaning, we know some housekeepers that maybe able to help!
Find a Housekeeper in your area and use the code 'BLOG10' to get £10 off your first clean!
The Housekeep Team