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Reclaim the extra hour of daylight whilst boosting wellbeing with ‘little cleaning victories’

Reclaim the extra hour of daylight whilst boosting wellbeing with ‘little cleaning victories’

We’re inspiring the nation to reclaim the extra hour of daylight on 31st October to finally complete one of those cleaning jobs you can never quite find the time for.

Cleaning out the fridge, wiping down the skirting board, and hoovering under rugs and runners are just a few examples of tasks that we never quite get round to doing, but once complete give a real sense of achievement. But did you know the feeling we get with these ‘little victories’ can actually improve our wellbeing? This is because mess exposes our minds to excessive stimuli that causes our senses to work overtime, making it difficult to relax both physically and mentally.

Researchers have even found that a clean, litter-free environment can make people feel less irritable, less distracted, and more productive overall.

While some might not think about using the extra hour of daylight to catch up with cleaning, doing just that will not only make your home that little bit tidier, but it will also make you feel better knowing that the long overdue task is done.

As a way of encouraging people to roll up their sleeves and start the month with a real feeling of accomplishment, we’ve put together a few simple tips to help tackle those often-overlooked cleaning jobs!

 

Top tips for little cleaning victories:

  1. Set a timer

You’d be surprised at how many jobs you can get done in just 60 minutes. Set a timer on your phone for one hour and focus on those small jobs that don’t take long to complete but often don’t get a look-in. You’ll be done before you know it.

 

  1. Simplify tasks

Breaking down tasks into stages will allow you to tackle your cleaning jobs head on in an achievable and more manageable way, without it seeming daunting. For example, start by tidying clutter, before wiping surfaces. Finally, work on any deep cleaning needed.

 

  1. Create a checklist

Keeping a cleaning checklist on the front of your fridge will keep those jobs you keep putting off front of mind. There’s also the added satisfaction of being able to check each task off!

 

  1. Find your product hacks

Keep your cleaning cupboard paired back by getting more out of your products. Many can be used for a range of different job, such as our laundry bleach which is great for getting those tricky tea stains out of mugs, and also great for freshening up grout on tiles.

 

  1. Develop a morning and evening routine

One of the easiest ways to get jobs done quicker is by getting into a routine each morning and night. For example, make your bed first thing in the morning, or wipe down the counters and load the dishwasher before you go to work. Doing this will cause habits to form in no time.

 

Click here to find out our lazy life hacks that don’t compromise the planet!