Written by Stacey Kelleher.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about creating a healthier and happier home environment for your family. Whatever your goals may be for 2020, a bit more free time is probably somewhere on your list of resolutions.

One way to make more time for the things you love is to streamline your house cleaning schedule.

A messy home isn’t good for your mood 

A clutter-filled house can impact you and your family more than you realize. There is a lot of research out there to confirm what you may already suspect - a messy home is not great for your state of mind. Researchers from UCLA studied the relationship between how women feel about their homes and their overall health and well-being.

Women who considered their homes “cluttered” or “stressful” were more often fatigued or depressed than women who described their homes as “restorative” and “restful.” And the women with cluttered homes also had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to a variety of health problems.

But figuring out exactly how to tackle a house full of chores can add to your stress even more. Between work, school, kids, exercise, and everything else we need to squeeze into our day, house cleaning is often put on the back burner until it becomes so daunting we don’t know where to begin.

Well, we’re here to help. We’ve streamlined your weekly house cleaning schedule to make your chore list more manageable. With just a few simple tasks each day, your home will be neat, tidy, and well organized all year round. 

We’ve also created a monthly house cleaning checklist for household chores that need to get done - just not as often. By tackling one deep cleaning job a month, you won’t lose an entire week to “spring cleaning.”

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Save time with the right cleaning products 

Cleaning on a routine schedule makes every household chore easier. With less time for dirt and dust to settle on your household surfaces and less time for clutter to accumulate, each cleaning task will be that much easier. As Puracy Co-Founder Sean Busch is fond of saying, “frequent care is easy care.”

Using the right cleaning products and the right techniques will also make cleaning a breeze. We recommend Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner for cleaning glass, counters, appliances, floors, furniture, bathrooms, and even your children’s toys. In two fresh scents: Green Tea & Lime and Organic Lemongrass, our concentrated formula is safe but effective for cleaning 250 different household surfaces.

For tough stains on soft surfaces, Puracy Natural Stain Remover is safe for clothing, furniture, carpeting, and other washable surfaces. Our proprietary blend of six plant-based enzyme cleansers breaks down and removes blood, sweat, grass, pet accidents, and other stubborn stains for good without discoloring fabrics. 

Because all Puracy products are “multi-talented”, you won’t need a closet full of harsh specialty cleaners taking up space and breaking the budget. With all Puracy home and body products, a little goes a long way. 

This year, make a promise to spend less time tackling your to-do list and more time doing the things you love. Divide and conquer your household chores with printable house cleaning checklists and Puracy products to make quick work of the everyday messes in every room of your home.

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