Healthy Environment: Cleaning Tips for Different Living Spaces
By Faith McGregor
No matter where you live and whether you share your living space with somebody, you have to keep it clean and healthy. Of course, different types of homes require different approaches to this routine and that’s why we made a comprehensive list of some extremely useful ideas and suggestions on this topic. Let’s take a look.
Clean your dorm room on a daily basis
The most important rule of life in a dormitory is to clean up after yourself and thus make sure that your living environment is healthy. These rooms are usually small and shared by a few students so everybody should be responsible for keeping their area clean. This simply means that you should make your bed every morning, organize your desk neatly, especially if you share it with your roommate, and wash dishes regularly in case you have your own kitchen. There is nothing worse than letting them pile up since nobody wants to spend an hour washing all of them. Finally, make sure to schedule a bathroom clean-up once a week and make an agreement with your roommates regarding the order in which you’ll perform this duty.
Family home cleaning rules
In comparison to a dorm room, a family home requires more cleaning since you have to take care of multiple rooms and your yard as well. Therefore, it’s crucial that you involve all family members into this routine and split the work among yourselves. Even your children can help you with some smaller chores thus learning the importance of responsible behaviour. So, let’s start with your kitchen. Aside from washing dishes, you should also clean your fridge, instead of constantly letting your leftovers go bad and risk getting sick from them. Furthermore, when it comes to your bedroom, making your bed is far from enough if you want to consider it clean. Keep in mind that changing your sheets regularly (once a week on average) is crucial, especially if you share your bed with your partner and if your children like sleeping next to you. Next, let’s talk about your bathroom. Scrubbing the shower, the sink and the toilet is something that goes without saying, but the real question is how to manage all that hair left behind by all the family members. Well, one of the simplest ways to deal with it is by using a paper towel or a rag to pick it up before you start applying liquid cleansers. This way, you’ll avoid having your hair stuck to the floor and in the corners of your bathroom. Finally, make sure to declutter your home and bring in some greenery which will make your place look more pleasant, and have a positive impact on your environment keeping your living space healthy.
Apartment buildings and strata properties have rules of their own
Finally, when we talk about apartment buildings and strata properties, it’s important to notice that they both contain common property that all owners should be responsible for keeping in good condition, be that a hall, foyer, driveway or even a garden. While it seems logical to make a cleaning schedule and divide these responsibilities among yourselves like in the case of a dormitory, this is highly unlikely to function properly since there are a lot of owners who have different life habits and who would care more or less about the cleanliness of these areas. Therefore, we advise you to hire professionals who specialize in strata cleaning. They will make sure that all the work is done on a regular basis and that your property looks good all the time. Finally, when it comes to living in an apartment building, you can organize some interesting projects and find various ways how to decorate your common property. For example, you can bring some colourful pots and plant flowers in them. Not only will they make your living space healthier by purifying the air, but they will be a nice decoration as well.
As you can see, every living space has its own rules. You just need to consider all the ways in which you can keep it clean and do your best to stick to the routine you’ve created. Finally, in some cases, it’s better to contact professionals so don’t shy away from doing so when necessary. Let’s do some cleaning!