Whether you had been in a long-term relationship, or were simply a happy single not looking to meet anyone new, chances are, your home might reflect the comfortable state of mind that you were in. Living alone can lead to these comfortable bad habits, habits you’ll want to break – so it might be time to give your home an overhaul too, and make sure it’s in the best state possible. This won’t only make sure that there won’t be any embarrassment if you decide to invite any potential romantic interests back to your home, but a clean home will also have a positive impact on your mind, helping you to see things more clearly.
Luckily, if you are one of those people who feel easily overwhelmed by impending cleaning chores, there are plenty of cleaning tips available online. And to make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the most important ones.
In order for anything new to start, you will have to get rid of the old. This doesn’t only mean detaching yourself from old emotions and memories, but also getting rid of any physical items that might stand in the way of something new. This can be as simple as throwing out all those dresses that you impulse bought, but never wore, or as complex as actually going through every single room and put anything you don’t need anymore into a box. This might also involve throwing out items that remind you of your ex, so don’t underestimate this process, and stay strong. This is also a good opportunity to tidy your flat too, and make sure everything is in its designated place – make sure to use all your cupboards, not your floors, for storage.
There’s nothing nice than getting ready for a date by pampering yourself and having a nice bubble bath. Taking the time to make yourself feel good gets you into just the right mindset to meet someone new. But to get there, you might have to scrub your bathroom first – no amount of scented candles and bubbles can make up for a dirty bathroom. Use a bleach-based bathroom cleaner and a toothbrush to really clean your bathtub, and scrub those bathroom tiles until they shine. Use warm water and dish soap for the mirror, and scrub the sink with a sponge and a sink cleaning solution – your bathroom will be ready to be your personal bubble bath haven in no time!
Cooking together is a great date idea, as it allows you to really get to know the other person through a fun and relaxed activity. But if you’d like to volunteer your kitchen for the dinner date, you should make sure it’s clean and shiny to impress your date – and make the cooking process enjoyable, too, since no one likes to cook in a messy kitchen. First, make sure you’ve cleaned every single dirty dish in your house. Next, clean the kitchen sink with a sink cleaner, and all the kitchen surfaces using a sponge or cloth and a simple surface cleaner. Last but not least, make your oven shine – remove the racks and soak them in warm, soapy water, and use a kitchen cleaner for the inside of the oven. Happy scrubbing! We promise it’ll be worth it.
You’ve decluttered and tidied up your home and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom – you’re almost ready now! All that’s left is to clean all the surfaces to really make your home shine and get rid of old dust. Depending on the kind of floor you have, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dust from a carpet, and a dry dust mop for wooden floors or tiles. Clean your floor with a wet mop in the kitchen and bathroom, and get rid of any dust and dirt on desks and cupboards – and then you’ve done it, congratulations! All that’s left to enjoy the dating game – you deserve it.