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At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than walking into a clean bedroom and sinking into a bed with clean, cool sheets waiting just for you. On the other hand, coming home to a cluttered room doesn’t only interfere with your relaxation, it can even cause stress.

Regular house cleaning has been proven to reduce stress levels, and that includes your bedroom. When you’re in a hurry, it seems much easier to pull the door closed and forget it exists for a while. Even if time is short, though; you can have a cleaner bedroom.

Some house cleaning problems keep coming up because everyone has to deal with them at some point or another. When faced with that unmoving stain or sticky grease, it can seem like you’re doing it all wrong. 

Getting cleaning services in your home can help put you on the right track, and here are three problems you’re likely to run across and what to do about them.

Do you enjoy taking the time to decorate your house? Maybe you plan out every detail, or just adjust your home’s look as the mood strikes. When the housekeeping is done and you’re ready to decorate, here are five decorating mistakes to keep in mind before you start:

Visible Clutter

Clutter catches your eye the moment you walk into someone else’s house, but you might be used to it in your own home. Try to look at your house as if you were a stranger visiting. What stands out? Where do you see clutter? Focus on those areas, and everything will look instantly better.  

Clutter might make you cringe and sigh, or you might be sort of oblivious to it most of the time. However your reaction, clutter has been proven to have an affect on the way we live and the way we feel about our houses.

Too much clutter tends to make people feel overwhelmed and out-of-control, leading to frustration, apathy, and even depression. House cleaning can seem like a monumental chore when you are surrounded by things.  

With a deep breath, a little bit of guidance, and some persistence, though; you can get through the mountain of clutter and come through on the other side!

An online survey conducted by Just Eat recently discovered that splitting house cleaning chores ranked almost as high as money issues in reasons married couples argue—wow! Why all the fuss?

There are likely a couple of reasons, from stress over the house being clean to competition between the spouses, or even just different cleaning styles and expectations. 

Why Didn’t I Think of That: New Uses for Old Things

Have you ever seen something in a magazine or a friend’s house that seemed so simple and common sense, you were surprised it had never occurred to you before? That’s what this is all about. Take a look around your house—there are things sitting right in front of you that will solve little problems or serve wonderful functions in your house.

You might or might not realize it, but your window blinds are prone to collecting massive amounts of dust. It stays hidden between the blinds but causes allergy irritation and even discoloration just like dust anywhere else in your home.

Cleaning the blinds might seem like a tedious chore (okay, it sort of is), but if you know the right way to do it, it isn't quite so bad. Plus, once your blinds are clean, if you make a quick dusting part of your regular housekeeping, your blinds will stay cleaner all the time.

How do you feel about area rugs? Do you think of them as a design tool or do you only use an area rug at the door to catch dust and make house cleaning easier? Some professional decorators shared with HGTV their ideas for how to incorporate area rugs into room designs.

Below are some favorite tips from practical to artistic!

Remodeling a room is a lot of fun: designing to creating to the finished product, it can be a rewarding process. Unfortunately, your remodeled room doesn't clean itself, so let's take a look at a few ideas for cleaning after your remodeling.

The biggest problem is dust and debris brought in, created, and stirred up during the remodeling. In a focused dusting beyond your normal house cleaning, work on the areas that need dusting the most, starting at the top of the room and working down:

If painting is on the schedule for a room in your house, don't rule out neutrals. More and more people are trying brighter, bolder colors on the wall, but even if you choose to go neutral, your room can still look dynamic and interesting: it's all about seeing your neutral walls as a blank canvas and playing off of them with textures, patterns, and strong decorating.

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