Your home is your sanctuary and the place where you find rest and reprieve after a long day outdoors. When it’s in a clean, tidy state, it serves this purpose a lot better and that is why you need to clean it up. Let’s have a look at five of the things that need to be cleaned in your home to improve its state and your mental health as well.

Your HVAC System

One of the important things you need to clean is the air filters in your HVAC system. These collect a lot of dirt over time as they purify the air you breathe indoors. Understandably, you need to clean them once in a while. If you don’t have the type that you can clean, change them with new ones. Clean those you can if they’re at the end of their lifespan. You will notice that the filters need cleaning when people indoors start to sneeze more or experience more signs of allergy because this means that more pollutants are in the air you’re breathing. It’s good to know that the HEPA filter and prefilter capture 99.97% of particles with a diameter of 0.3 um. Air moves through temporary medical enclosures at the rate of 18.7 ACH with these filters in place and is then considered purified.

The Kitchen

Your kitchen is another important space to clean because it’s where you prepare your meals. Keeping it clean will help you enjoy better health and also keep your home presentable to the friends and family that pass by. Clean, sanitize, and dry all the surfaces to make sure that there are no germs lurking in the area. This should be easy to do with a few basic home cleaners like bleach and detergent.

Wet Areas

The wet areas in your home, like the bathroom and laundry area, need a thorough cleaning to prevent the growth of mold. This is important because about 70% of homes have mold and around 28% of people’s genetics predispose them to health problems related to mold. Avoid causing health problems and placing your family in danger by making sure that the drywall, closets, under the carpet, below sinks, and windows that leak are all clean and free of mold. If you find any already forming there, get the help of an expert to get rid of it and maintain the areas to make sure there’s no recurrence.

Counters and Surfaces

Depending on the environment in which you live, it may be necessary to dust and clean the counters and other surfaces in your home once a week or more. If the area is dusty, keep dust clothes handy to be able to wipe down the surfaces about twice a week or so. Making this a habit will ensure that you don’t ever find dust and leave tracks on the surfaces when you place items on them or run your fingers over them.

The Bedrooms

According to research, about 60% of people surveyed said that they close the doors in their homes to keep guests from seeing the dust, dirt, and other clutter in their homes. To avoid this scenario and be able to host guests freely in your home, make sure that your bedrooms are clean and free of clutter. Keep them organized and get rid of things you don’t need so that you have room for the things that you do need, and they can be kept neatly in their places.

When you clean the five areas outlined above as often as you need to, you won’t have problems with dirt and clutter accumulating in your home. Create a schedule for everyone to chip in on the cleaning and it will become even easier to do. Everyone will also form cleaner habits that will be extremely valuable for them throughout their lives.