Storing and Cleaning Habits You Should Take Up To Have A Healthy Home

For many people, the start of a new year means trying to form new habits. Most of the time, those aim at creating a healthier lifestyle: eating better, being more active physically, giving up smoking... One trend that's increasingly popular consists in adopting storing and cleaning habits to make sure the home you live in is healthy. Here are 10.

  1. Avoid piling up. For instance, wash dirty clothes as soon as there are enough to justify the use of the washing machine, and wash the dishes after each meal.
  2. Whenever possible, choose natural cleaning products such as baking soda, white vinegar or lemon juice over chemical products.
  3. To avoid getting what's just been cleaned dirty again, start with the dirtiest or dustiest rooms, and remember to always clean from top to bottom, and from left to right.
  4. Control your home air quality. If you don't already have those, get a vacuum and air purifier equipped with a HEPA filter, which traps dirt, pollen, bacteria and other particles present in the air. You should also remember to aerate the house by opening all windows for 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day.
  5. Don't forget to clean appliances such as your washing machine, refrigerator and dishwasher once in a while, for in the long term, the residues that build up can be foul-smelling.
  6. Pests and rodents are a significant source of insalubrity. That's why it's essential to do all you can to keep them at bay. Wilson offers pest and rodent control products such as Wilson® CRAWL OUTTM Crawling Insect Killer and Rodent Sonic-Repel Max Battery Operated.
  7. Among other things, your carpets accumulate dust, dirt and bacteria, and they will inevitably give off unpleasant odours if not cleaned properly. This is all the more important if you own a pet. So you need to clean them on a regular basis with a good quality vacuum.
  8. Use all of the available storing spaces and adapt each of them to the person who's using it. For instance, a young kid should be able to easily hang their coat in the entry closet. This way, they won't be tempted to just leave it lying anywhere.
  9. Avoid overcrowding rooms and make sure to opt for pieces of furniture that are as practical as they are decorative.
  10. Once or twice a year, gather all of the objects that are useless or cumbersome around the house. You'll be surprised to see the amount of stuff you can get rid of.

All you need to do now is put those few tips into practice to have a healthy home! 😉