Clear space, clear mind: Work productively in a spotless home

As many of us continue to settle in a work-from-home (WFH) setup, our concentration is challenged, and our mental health suffers. It’s hard to stay focused when we are surrounded with dirt and clutter.

When you find yourself uneasy and unable to concentrate on your task, perhaps it’s time to take a break from the screen and pick up your cleaning essentials.

• One area at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself by running around the house trying to clean all areas at the same time. You can start at your workstation, then the living room and so on. Set a schedule for each if you cannot do it all on the same day.

• Declutter and disinfect. Start by decluttering and storing unneeded items.  With more space available, it will be easier to wipe and disinfect your cabinets, tables, countertops, and the like. Take down your curtains to clean the windows. If your couch has sheets and your tables have cloths, it’s time to replace them too.

• Sweeping, mopping, and polishing. If you have a spacious  home, you may choose to move all your furniture — coffee tables, chairs— into a corner to thoroughly clean sectioned areas of the floor. It’s ideal to sweep or vacuum away dirt before mopping. We don’t want those dusts to stick and produce mud all over your floor! When your floor is dry enough, it’s best to apply a polisher, especially for wood and marble. It’s not only to make your tiles look shiny, but also to prevent dust from piling up on the corners of your home.

With a cleaner space and a fresher room, you may find yourself more contented and at peace. This will boost your mood and help you accomplish another productive day.