With winter coming, Canadians will be provided with many more ways to mess up their homes. With numerous opportunities to bring dirt in from outdoors thanks to the wet boots we’ll be wearing, it stands to reason that additional cleanups will be in order. Cleaning up, by the way, should be a year-round chore. Yes, it’s not always all that fun. And it does take time. But the tidier your home is, the better your indoor air quality will be.
And what’s the big deal about indoor air quality? Well, consider just how much time you spend in your home. The amount of time, no matter how little or how much it is, is bound to increase during the winter’s cold months. And when you bring moisture into the home (remember those wet boots?), you provide more opportunities for mould to grow in your home. Mould spores are known allergens. So keeping your home as clean as possible is simply good for your health.
Here are three easy ways to keep your home clean on a regular basis:
1. Clean as you go. Most of us have “cleaning days” that are usually reserved for the weekend. However, many of our weekends get busy with other plans, so we often tend to postpone our promises to clean up. This only makes more of a mess of things. And, as a result, we never really get the clean homes that we dream of. The best way to avoid the skipping of “cleaning days” is to not have them at all! Instead, just clean as you go.
On ApartmentTherapy.com, Adrienne Breaux makes a strong case for this practice. “You know the best time to clean your shower? After you’ve showered and everything’s already wet,” she explains, “The same applies to your kitchen while you’re cooking (pick up as you go and clean after you finish), your closet as you dress (re-hang stuff after you take them down) and plenty of other examples.”
2. Invest in waterproof mats. You know those wet boots we kept harping on earlier? Well, there’s a way to keep the dirt and water that usually follows you into your home, during the winter, away. With mats placed at each doorway, you give yourself and your guests the opportunity to dry and clean off as best as possible before entering the house. This will significantly diminish the moisture and dirt content of your footwear.
“Put down waterproof floor mats near every door leading outside to catch melting snow and salt,” recommends Debra Ronca on HowStuffWorks.com ,”Pick up some large baking sheets — the kind with a raised edge — and use them for boot and shoe storage. It will keep dirt and snow from spreading and melting in the house. Try to find the baking sheets at garage sales or flea markets for real savings.”
3. Use rooms for their intended purposes. How often have you had dinner in the living room? Or in your bedroom? Chances are you’ve left a lot of crumbs lying around. Not to mention, you’re more liable to leave a mess in places they shouldn’t be. “Anytime you say, eat in the bedroom or work in the living room, you’re bringing in items that don’t belong in that room,” states Breaux, “Meaning you’ve got to bring those items back to where they belong when you’re done, or your house looks messy.”
At DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd., we champion the concept of the clean home. The cleaner your home, the better the air within it is bound to be. We proudly offer Air Quality Services to ensure that your indoor air quality is at its absolute best. We also offer Moisture Monitoring Services that detect any areas of concern – leaks, for example. It’s all in the name of good health!
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