Keeping your home clean and clutter free is exhausting with the busy lifestyle we lead. Especially if you’re somebody who hoards your belongings and can’t remember the last time you cleaned out your closets. But it doesn’t have to defeat you! Tackling your cleanup can be completed in three easy steps.
Step 1. Plan
Step 2. Execute
Step 3. Reflect & Maintain
Anyone can do it! Unless you have an overwhelming amount of clutter, then it might be time to call in the professionals.
If you’re looking at a room and thinking ‘this is going to take a month’ my advice to you is? Speed it up with hauling services.
It’s not cheating; it’s just being smart with your time. These places will assist you in your home, de-clutter your room or closet and even give that space a quick deep clean if you like; so you can concentrate on more pressing matters.
But there are things you can do to keep your house from ever getting that way again.
Start by setting aside one day a week/fortnight that is dedicated to your cleaning and then…
Plan a Weekly De- Hoard
There are three steps to planning your once a week/fortnight clean.
- First, walk around your home and write down every problem area you see. It could look something like this.
- Kitchen sides
- Cluttered floors
- Closet over-spilling
- Medicine cabinet
- Windows behind junk need a good clean
- The next step is to contemplate how to overcome each task.
Break. It. Down.
What cleaning products will you need for your kitchen sides and windows? What storage bins will you need for your closet to ensure it stays neat? Do you need a new mop? Write this all down and gather your supplies before you begin.
- Now consider the order of your cleaning. This may sound silly but if you clean the kitchen sides and spill crumbs on the floor you’ve just swept, you’re giving yourself more work.
Clean, Clean, and Clean Some More
It’s time to get to work. Considering you may have used a hauling service, you will already feel a little less over-whelmed. But if not never fear! With your list and supplies in hand, you will get through this.
Start with the first item on your list and work down, checking off every item as you go.
Don’t push yourself. If you’re not someone who needs sparkling clean sinks with every water spot diminished, then don’t spend 20 minutes cleaning your sink. Remember, this is about cleaning to a point you can maintain your house.
Give yourself breaks and treats. Don’t clean for hour’s straight, trust me; you will start to resent it. Set a treat every time you finish a certain amount of tasks, to reward yourself.
Keeping your House Hoard Free
When you’ve finished (and you will get there) take a look at your masterpiece. Relish in the clean, calm feeling that an organized house brings.
Keeping a clean house clutter free is all about maintenance. Every time you finish cleaning, go through your house again and jot down any spots that could use further organizing. Perhaps you didn’t get around to your medicine cabinet this week, or maybe your clothes closet could use work. Make notes and plan to do this spring clean again, and again, until your home reaches perfection.