Cleaning Up the Mess You Can’t See

Cleaning Up the Mess You Can’t See

The following contribution is from another author.

In general, cleaning is pretty straightforward. Whether we get around to it or not, we know that we need to dust surfaces and declutter. That’s because these facts stare us in the face. Despite our best efforts, there’s no denying the necessity of these tasks. Otherwise, you risk your health and happiness to the muck which is sure to build.

But, there are also plenty of issues which need cleaning, but which you won’t be able to see. Neglecting these can do just as much damage to our health. The question is, how exactly does one go about cleaning invisible messes?

One thing’s sure; you’re going to need more than an invisible brush. Still, there is a secret to cleaning messes you can’t see. You simply need to know where these problems are, and how you can address them. For proof, let’s look at three of the most prominent problem areas.

The room which you keep closed

To take things literally, start with those rooms which you keep closed. We all have one of these, don’t we? Most of us keep that door shut and pretend like it doesn’t exist. Just like that, it becomes an invisible mess. Sadly, even hidden clutter is terrible for mental wellbeing. It also provides hidey holes for creepy crawlies and pests. And, solving this couldn’t be easier. Just open that door up. The moment you do, this problem becomes visible. And, you can bet you’ll get around to cleaning when you have to see this mess every day.

Don’t forget your drains

From a problem you choose not to see, to one which you can’t. Drain blockages are a nightmare. They can cause smells, leaks, and general health worries. If you don’t turn your attention here, you’ll have to face the very real reality of booking a plumber online. And, you can bet the cleanup won’t be easy, either. Your best bet here, then, is to understand how mess builds in your drains in the first place. Every time you flush something you shouldn’t or let food fall down your plughole, you’re asking for trouble. In many ways, this is akin to piling more mess on top of your clutter. By limiting what you flush and getting a drain cover, you can declutter your drains just like you would your rooms.

Do away with mold spores

Mold becomes all too obvious when it’s a significant problem. But, even before those telltale signs, it’s possible that mold is in your home and harming your health. Even breathing in a confined house can create mold spores. Drying washing inside or not taking care of your roof could also lead to issues here. As a general rule, then, you should clean up by opening a window for at least half an hour a day. Make sure, too, to keep up with external issues which ensure the rain stays outside where it should be. These issues may be invisible, but your power to clean them most definitely isn’t.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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