If you stop and really think about all the nasty germs in your house, and all of the semi-gross things that you touch every day, there’s a decent chance you’ll have a freak-out.
Don’t do it! Make the problem manageable by focusing on one “healthy home” task a day. If you can stick to this weekly schedule, you’ll go a long way toward living in a wholesome, non-freak-out-inducing place.
Sunday: Pillows and sheets
Wash your pillows and sheets in hot water — this will kill germs and reduce dust. Bonus: It’ll keep your face clear and beautiful.
Monday: Fridge and leftovers
Fridge check! Do a quick audit for any expired meats, dairies or other perishable items. Leftovers that are more than 4-days-old need to go, too.
Toss your sponges in the dishwasher and run on the hottest cycle. This will disinfect them.
Give your toothbrush a quick dip in boiling water. This will clear away any … uh … bathroom-related spores.
Thursday: Switches and handles
Use a disinfectant spray to clean your light switches and fridge handle, because they’re two of the nastiest surfaces in your home.
Friday: Pay it forward
Happy weekend! Do a random favor for a housemate or neighbor — it’ll help them out and make you feel better, too. It’s a great way to start the weekend.
Saturday: Your mood
Spending the day at home? Open all of your shades or blinds so plenty of light gets in throughout the day — it’ll improve your mood.