7 weekly habits for a healthier home


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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.


Tuesday: Sponges

Toss your sponges in the dishwasher and run on the hottest cycle. This will disinfect them.


Wednesday: Toothbrush

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.


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