Your home is the first place that you’re accustomed to: no matter how much of a traveller you may
be, or how long you stay outdoors on work-related commitments, home is really where the heart is.
And that is why keeping your home in top shape and in perfectly clean order becomes a matter of
significant priority. Here are five new year resolutions that you should be looking forward to keeping
De-clutter and indulge in open spaces: One of the biggest hindrances to cleanliness and
comfortable spatial movement is clutter. By accumulating things that you don’t need, not
only are you filling your spaces up with more than you need, but you are also restricting the
free flow of air, light and your own movement. Clutter can also bring down the energy of
your spaces, and makes cleaning a bit of a task – imagine having too many things on a shelf
and having to clean out each, separately, before you get round to doing other things in the
day! This year, endeavour to keep your spaces open, de-cluttered and free of dirt.
Be smart with storage: One of the biggest challenges to having clean home spaces is
storage. There are undoubtedly a lot of things one may acquire. The key is to store them in a
way that doesn’t accumulate dust and dirt, or render your spaces too messy. Try storing bed
spreads inside pillow cases, and placing them on shelves in your store cupboard. Use box
seats that double up as storage compartments, and use a smart kitchen to store your things
Go Natural: Nature offers up the best way to stay clean and allergen free. Using room
fresheners may seem like a fun thing to do, but not everyone is comfortable with them –
what with odour centred allergies and such else. Use indoor plants and indulge in a line of
cute row planters to fill your spaces with natural air flow agents. Indoor plants also help
create a natural and healthy indoor ambience, and also encourage the creation of a lot of
breathing space. What’s more, since plants are living, they don’t attract dust in a way that
most other curios do.
Make everyday cleaning a priority: Exposure to pollutants in this day and age seems
inevitable – just keeping the windows open, especially in an urban living, can prove to
attract a lot of pollutant-dust into your houses. Make it a point to do a light clean routine
everyday – and a deep cleaning every few weeks. Dusting your exposed furniture and curio
ranges will help avoid the accumulation of too many dust irritants into your spaces.
Deep clean on your own once in a while: Set aside a day every fortnight to vacuum your
spaces, and spend enough time to use the hose attachment on your vacuum cleaner to get
the edges, corners, and baseboards. Pull out furniture if you’re able and if needed and
vacuum underneath it. This should help set your spaces in top shape for the next fortnight at