A clean home gives you peace of mind—but who has the time to clean and declutter their home top to bottom every week?

That being said, there are things you can do to keep your home clean and in order. In just 15 minutes, you can find yourself breathing easier and feeling less stressed. Busy environments are a lot to process, so a big part of cleaning is actually organizing your belongings. 

The best way to keep your home clean is to do a little every day. A little bit of cleaning is better than none at all.

Science shows that clutter gives you anxiety and leads to lower mental health outcomes, particularly for women. 

Here are some tips to declutter your home quickly.

  1. Take off your shoes. Shoes track in a lot of dirt that make it harder for your home to stay clean. Not to mention, leaving them lying around is a tripping hazard. Get a shoe cubby or lay them out neatly near the entrance so you won’t go around tracking in mud and debris. 
  2. Stop it before it starts. Put your items back where they belong after use. Wash your dishes right after you’re done using them. (I know, this one is especially hard.) Your kid leaving toys around everywhere can be prevented by gently asking them to put them up. Don’t let things pile up until they become impossible obstacles.
  3. Donate items. Not using something? Can someone else use it? Get rid of it. Free up space by letting go of any objects that aren’t serving you. Make a pile of items to keep, items you can give away or sell, and items to throw away.
  4. Make a place for everything. Keep losing your keys? Find a bowl to plop them in next to the door, or hang them up. Try hanging items with Command strip hooks, ottomans that double as storage containers, or baskets to reduce loose clutter clogging up your space & mental energy. Neaten up cables and cords with an organization system.
  5. Don’t procrastinate. Think of the future you. Don’t screw over future you! Treat them with respect and consideration. If a task feels overwhelming, break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Make a plan, and stick to it!
  6. One chore in every room. Instead of focusing on completing a bunch of tasks for one room, do one task…in every room. This saves time since you already have the cleaning supplies out and won’t have to completely switch gears. For instance, sweep every room on one day, and wipe down surfaces on another.
  7. Hire help. While it is understandable for you to feel ashamed or hesitant to hire outside help, there’s nothing wrong with taking a taxing item off your lengthy to-do list. 

Declutter and Cleaning Services

Set a couple minutes aside each day to focus on small chores that will make a big impact on your mental health. Of course, having too much on your plate may make this more difficult to manage. That may be a good reason to consider hiring cleaning help, such as Premiere Cleaning. Feel free to call us to discuss what we can do for you!