New Year, New Household Habits

With the new year comes a fresh start, whether it be eating healthier or just simplifying your life, the change you make is always a positive one. The littlest change make a big difference especially with housekeeping chores in your own home because you want to feel good when you wake up in the morning to start your day. Here are eight household chores you should remember to keep up with in 2019.

 

Keep your pillows clean.

Going back to waking up in the morning, your pillow is right there with you. It is also a place that builds up with residue, dead skin, and dust. Most pillows can be washed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle. However, if yours can’t be washed, at least air it out in the sun. It’s worth getting a pillow protector for under your pillowcase to offer additional protection from dirt and dust.

 

Turn your mattress.

To extend the life of your mattress and keep it ‘even’, you should be rotating it 180 degrees at least every six months or quarterly. This will also increase your comfort level – the more you sleep on one side without rotating the more your mattress will dip, which can be both uncomfortable and insupportable.

 

Replace old towels and bedding.

If it touches your skin, it should be fresh and soft. Worn towels and bedding tend to lose their softness after so much use and so many washes. Stains on the other hand aren’t pleasant to see. We all have some towels and linen that may just be collecting dust in the closet – there’s no reason to hang on to things that aren’t being used.

 

Get a new toothbrush.

Your toothbrush or toothbrush head should be replaced at least every six months. This is another one of those ‘bacteria’ collecting items…enough said.

 

Use drawer or closet fresheners.

If you are already using these sachets, make sure to replace them. Otherwise, you can buy them or make your own with essential oils and rice. They will remove unwanted odours and make your clothing smell fresher.

 

Take care of your rugs.

If you have any loose rugs around, be sure to air them out in the sun to remove any dust, bacteria, and unpleasant odours. You may even want to position them in sunnier spots in your home.

 

Clean out your junk drawer.

We all have one (or more) of these at home, they are filled with receipts, pens, mail, and more junk. It is called a junk drawer for a reason and there’s no reason to keep things that aren’t needed. Decluttering your drawers can reduce stress and anxiety for some people. Plain and simple, it feels good to be organised!

 

Donate, donate, donate.

If you don’t need it, there is someone else in this world who does. Some of us hang on to things waiting for the moment we’ll need it, but usually that day never comes. Donate whatever you can to charity & trust us, you will feel way better than hanging on!

 

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