Keeping a house clean can feel like a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be a big deal. You know you need to live in a clean house, and even though it can be a pain, we all need to do it. That said, though everyone gets that nagging feeling of keeping their abode spotless, it shouldn’t need to feel like a chore. Sure, perhaps the nitty-gritty aspects aren’t the most glamorous parts of your day, but you can’t argue that a fresh, gleaming home doesn’t make you feel sweeter. Everybody likes to feel comfy and coordinated in an organised house. Here are some tips to make the process a little simpler for you.
1. One Room At A Time
This one, you’d imagine, is a relatively simple piece of advice. However the number of people out there who have decided they’ll do bits here, there and everywhere, then realise they’ve made a mountain out of what could so easily have been a minor molehill. That’s not fun. It’s best to pick a room or area and focus on that place – that place is where the work will be done. Then when you’ve completed all of your niggly tasks, move all the hassle and focus into the next room. Why overwhelm yourself when you absolutely need not.
2. Clearing The Mess
When you’re decluttering, cleaning and reorganising the rooms in your house, you’re inevitably going to be left with unwanted parts, large or little that need doing away with. Because we all collect rubbish. To make things easier, same-day rubbish removal might be a good idea. Because you’re likely to have more trash after a clear-out than in any normal week.
3. Allow Yourself Enough Time
Again this seems pretty straightforward, but we’ve all done this – or something similar. Want to start a big project that’ll take a while when you’ve only about twenty minutes? Imagine you’ve just gotten started before you have to leave or move onto something else. The thought will hop around in your mind for a while, and that’s just added annoyance and stress that you don’t need. Make sure your day of the project is one with little-to-no distractions in the way. A clearer mind will make it easier, and you may even start to enjoy what was first a daunting task.
4. Get Some Help!
Who said this needs to be a solo effort? It may be your project but why not share the fun with friends or family. Chores are good for kids, so they should help out too. One’s things for sure: the job will most certainly be done quicker with more than one body.
5. Stay On Top
If and when you come across a considerable mess in your house that you have to sort out, you’re more than likely never going to want to it to get out of hand again. A good way of keeping things regularly tidy and avoiding a potential hoarder lifestyle is to create a little schedule. It’s not too formal, perhaps a weekly check-up of the home would be enough. Even fortnightly may do.