Love it or hate it, housework has to be done regularly but they are now saying it is also good for your health.
Housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.
Apparently ironing isn’t at the top of the list for exercise but you can burn around 55 calories and it can make a significant difference to your core strength.
Vacuuming, however, can boost your core strength and can give your heart a good workout AND you could burn up around 100 calories each time.
Dusting and polishing will burn around 90 calories and helps increase flexibility as you reach up to corners and around furniture.
Changing the bed is also a good cardio workout and can burn up around 70 calories.
Mopping the floor is another good cardio workout for your heart and can burn around 100 calories.
Decluttering and cleaning promotes a positive mental attitude and can have an energising effect, allowing you to focus on other challenges in your life.
You can approach cleaning as a meditative task or throw yourself into it, all elbow grease and dancing with mops.
If your going to do your Spring cleaning properly this year then why not ditch the plastic and buy more echo friendly cleaning products like these listed below.
Objects of Use…
Colt & Willow…
Mangle & Wringer…
Labour & Wait…
We are all now taken in by the way we should minimalize our homes and the best way to do it is by buying a book all about it. The one I have listed here has everything you need to know on how to declutter and organize you life and your home. Just the cover encourages you to open it up and look inside.
The Art of Minimalism : A Simple Guide to Declutter & Organise Your Life by Olivia Telford from £23.01
This is a book to sit on your coffee table and take your time reading it in a comfy corner with a nice hot cup of tea.
Contrary to what many believe, decluttering and tidying up your home isn’t just about shuffling things around or throwing away items. It’s about consciously organizing your life to make room for prosperity, abundance, and happiness. In The Art of Minimalism you will discover:
- The best way to utilize minimalism to be more productive and add hours to your day
- How to effectively use the “Pomodoro Method” to simplify your minimizing process
- The one thing you should do in the morning to create a “declutter domino” effect (hint: most people forget about this!)
- A fool-proof 30-day challenge to effectively organize your space
- Tips for spotting a “messy” relationship (and what to do about it)
- Why a “cluttered brain” equals a cluttered home and how to clear the mental mayhem
- How to use a simple, yet powerful organizational trick (this helped one mom build a multimillion dollar business)
Imagine… in just a few months from now, you could have a transformed space that’s stress-free, relaxed, and serene. Every time someone visits your home, they’ll continue to ask how you keep things so organized! Even if you have hoards of unnecessary things piling up like mountains, Olivia Telford shows you the little-known ways to declutter your life top to bottom. With easy-to-follow steps and a simple approach to minimalism, you too can experience the joyful and carefree life which comes along with tidying up.
I thought I was organized until I read this book, but I already feel more organized, stress free and productive. It is the perfect guide to minimalism and you will feel amazing once you have gone right through your home. With many of us with time on our hands at the moment this is the perfect time to give this a go. Don’t wait until after Christmas start now before you bring enough more clutter into your home with lots of Christmas decorations.
I enjoyed the chapters which dealt with not just the ‘physical’ things we need to declutter but also our personal lives. I know this book would also be perfect for my daughter who is going through a phase of decluttering and feeling the benefit for it but I really want to keep it on my coffee table. I can’t wait for Black Friday so I can buy another one.
When your home is clean and tidy, all your stress and tensions fly out of the window. When it’s cluttered and messy you feel really stressed out.
Don’t let the idea of sorting out a room will make you feel more anxious as it will have the opposite effect. Maybe first try with your bedroom doing some simple things like flipping your mattress and moving a few bits around. Maybe even try sleeping in another bedroom to see if you prefer it.
Buy some new bedding and pillows to completely change the feel of the room and clear all the clutter. Repaint the walls in white to make it feel bigger and add more light by changing the bulbs or putting some romantic fairy lights across the bedhead.
Pop in a couple of plants and sort out all your drawers. You will be amazed at how great you will feel when you have finished it. Once you can see and feel the benefit of finishing your room start in another room and do the same.