Keep a Clean Space in The New Year

2017 is just around the corner – have you made your New Year’s Resolution yet?

These days, it is just as common of a tradition to not keep your New Year’s Resolution as it is to make them. Unfortunately, most people lose momentum as time goes on or get distracted by other things. Still, goal setting is important to make progress. When researching the top New Year’s Resolutions, the majority of them have to do with improving health. Of course the top ones are concerned with losing weight, exercising more and eating healthy. Others also include reducing stress and saving money. However, some people may forget that a clean environment can also make a lasting impression on your health. Not to mention, you will be more organized which leads to increased productivity. This can be applied to both residential homes and commercial work spaces. Your space is a reflection of yourself, so presenting a clean environment shows your clients that you are professional while also increasing your self-esteem.

So this year, we suggest changing up your typical plans and making a clean space part of your New Year’s Resolution.

Now we don’t want this to become just another goal that is never achieved. That is why there are a few ways you can improve the cleanliness of your home in addition to hiring a professional cleaning service. The key to achieving all goals is to break it down into steps that are realistic. When you can take it step-by-step, then the goal seems more achievable and you are less likely to feel overwhelmed. Here are a few tips that can help you maintain a clean environment.

Slow and Steady

If you have a large space to tackle, the best thing to do is finish one task at a time. Even if you have hired professional cleaners, you can develop habits that will help you maintain a clean space during the in between. You can identify one thing at a time, such as unloading the dishwasher or doing the laundry, and complete that in a day. The next day, you can perform the same task if needed or move on to another. As long as you are trying to clean one area per day, then the task will feel less like a burden and more like a habit.

Don’t Become a Hoarder

As someone who takes anything and everything that is free, I have learned that before just taking something I should consider whether it will be useful to me or not. If you want to keep organized, sometimes you just have to say no. Try not to keep things unless you need them. You can also start to toss items you have been holding on to that are broken or you no longer use.

Start with What You See

If you do not know where to start, then the easiest thing is to start with what you see. For example, if you’ve been tripping over the shoes in the doorway, then put them back in your closet. If there are dirty dishes in the sink, clean them before organizing the rest of your cabinets. By starting with the most apparent messes, you will be able to see your progress. Coming across an empty sink will motivate you to continue your path to a cleaner space.

Find the Time

One of the biggest excuses for not accomplishing your goals is that you simply have no time. At least, you don’t think that you do. This is especially true when it comes to cleaning, as it typically gets put on the back-burner as people just accept the mess around them. The truth is that you will never just have the time, you have to make it. Luckily, you can adjust the amount of time you decide to clean so it does not need to impact your entire routine. If you take five minutes to put your clothes away, then at least you will have finished something. Focusing on smaller things and utilizing shorter amounts of time will help you achieve larger goals as time goes on.

So let’s get 2017 off to a clean start!

In addition to the small things you can do to keep your space clean, you can hire professional cleaning services to help you keep your resolution. Involving other people with the same goal will help to keep you accountable. Also, if you do happen to fall behind on cleaning, they are always there to give you a fresh start!

Green Products for Healthy, Eco-Friendly Cleaning

One of the most important aspects of Lemieux’s Cleaning Company is our dedication to quality. As cleaners, we want to green-cleaningensure that we are using the best products possible in order to ensure your house not only gets clean but also promotes a healthy environment. The best way to do that is to use environmentally safe products or “green products” instead of regular cleaning supplies.

You may have seen them on the shelves before. Cleaning products marked with a green seal claiming their eco-friendliness. It is a small statement that makes such a giant impact on our environment as well as the health of you and your family. According to an article published on Care.com, many studies show that using a household cleaning product, even just once a week, increases the risk of developing asthma. Many people may not realize it but they could be making themselves more sick by using regular cleaning products. For me, this kind of defeats the purpose of cleaning in the first place.

There are numerous benefits to making the switch to green products, even more than the obvious fact that they are better for the environment.

They’re Safer

Many regular cleaning products can cause chemical burns to a person’s skin, eyes or throat. After being sprayed in the air, these chemicals may linger and be digested by you or your family. Green products meet the strict regulations regarding toxicity and combustibility. They are largely made from natural, non-toxic ingredients, such as lemons and vinegar, which leave a more pleasant smell than chemicals.

They’re Environmentally Friendly

Since green products are not filled with chemicals, they reduce the amount of toxins in the environment around you. By switching to greener methods, you not only decrease the amount of pollutants in the air but also in the water since many people may rinse out their sponge or mop buckets after cleaning. In addition, many green products go green all the way. This means that they choose recyclable packaging to minimize waste. Switching to green products is an easy way to make a positive impact on the environment with little effort.

They’re More Transparent

When you choose a snack to eat, you want to know what you’re actually eating right? There is so much stress placed on the ingredients of our food and drinks so why not our cleaning products? The government does not require ingredients to be listed on cleaning products, so many people do not know what they are cleaning with. Many green products or even homemade cleaning products let you know what to expect before you buy. They often utilize natural ingredients that are already found in our environment.

 

cleaning-productsMany people confuse the smell of cleaning products with actual cleanliness. In addition, some doubt the effectiveness of green products because many do not leave a strong scent. The truth is that although regular cleaning products are more pungent, they also produce toxins that linger in the air which causes pollution. Who knew lemon fresh could be so dangerous? Green products are just as effective but do not have any added chemicals. Air pollutants should be a serious concern for people who spend most of their time indoors, whether at home or at work. According to a fifteen year study by the National Cancer Association, women who work inside the house have over a 50% greater chance of developing cancer than women who work outside of their house. There are many contributing factors to this statistic, but the regular use of chemical-ridden cleaning products is certainly one of them. Utilizing green products at Lemieux’s Cleaning makes sense for our company. We don’t just want to give the illusion of a clean house, as many of the pungent regular cleaning products do. We want to ensure that your house or office is clean in a healthy and safe manner.

It is clear in the debate between regular cleaning products and green products, that the latter comes out on top. Not only do green products help protect our environment, but they also leave a lasting impression on our health and the health of our family, pets and anyone that enters our home. If you are considering making the switch to green products, make sure to look for the green seal certification. Products that have a green seal meet the environmental standards of being eco-friendly. In addition, hiring professional cleaners such as Lemieux’s Cleaning Company, that practice eco-friendly cleaning, will ensure that your space has been cleaned in a healthy and safe manner. You may even want to convince your boss to start utilizing eco-friendly cleaning services so that you and your co-workers can stay focused and safe at work. It is a small step to take but can truly save your health and the health of our planet.