Super busy people simply don’t have time to clean and organize the house. It’s not because they are sloppy and messy. It’s just the way life can sometimes be. Have you ever had so many things on your plate that you can’t even grab a bite? Have you experienced working on multiple things at the same time? That’s how it is for most people who work and manage the household. It’s not a day in their life. It is their whole life.
For these people, cleaning the home comes in dead last. Who would have time to organize the home if they don’t even have time to eat lunch? Instead of organizing the pantry, they would rather catch some sleep or play a bit with the kids if they have children. Fortunately, there’s a way out of this seemingly impossible situation.
Yes, you like your home to look like those you see on Pinterest. Who doesn’t? Everyone wants a squeaky-clean house, but not everyone has the time or the inclination to keep a home as clean as the ones you see on home improvement websites. For someone working almost 10 hours a day and keeping up with screaming toddlers, that is not possible. Accept the fact that your home will never be perfect, that there will always be toys strewn around the floor, and you will never have enough time to keep it clean.
Most of the time, keeping it “clean enough” is the only thing you can achieve. Don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s okay not to have the perfect home, but you have to keep it clean and hygienic enough.
Make Cleaning Easy
Do you know that when you clean, other areas of the house get dirty, too? If you’re rearranging the furniture to clean the hard-to-reach areas, that means cluttering the other parts where you moved the furniture. If you’re wiping the surfaces, that means you have to wash the cleaning cloth later on. So, why don’t you make cleaning easy for you? Use disposable cleaning rags instead of needing to wash them later. There are environment-friendly disposable rags that you can purchase for a few dollars.
You can also get a robot vacuum so you can do other things while the vacuum does what it can to remove dirt and dust from the floor. Robot vacuums aren’t too expensive right now. You can get one for less than $100.
Remove the Clutter
Decluttering doesn’t only mean removing unnecessary things from your house, such as half of your wardrobe that you don’t use. It also means never buying anything without a purpose. Every time you buy something (unless it is for your kids), you have to ask yourself this: what good will this do to keeping my house clean and organized? If it doesn’t contribute to your overall goal of keeping the house clean, then what is it doing in your shopping cart?
Organize a Few Things Every Day
You don’t need to organize everything in one go. You can organize a few things every day so that they wouldn’t add up in the end. Focus on the one thing that needs to be done right now and do it. Sometimes, it’s mopping the floor. Sometimes, it’s cleaning the bathroom. Do one little thing each day, so you don’t have to worry about that one thing tomorrow. You’ll soon realize that it is less stressful to clean this way.
Set a Timer
If you have small increments of extra time each day, use that time to clean and organize something. So, what is the timer for? It stops you from getting carried away. When you’re in the middle of cleaning and organizing, you may forget that you have to stop and do the other work. The timer is to remind you that you need to stop cleaning. Sometimes, you can use that time to browse your social media. That’s okay, too. The point of the timer is to make sure you go back to what you’re supposed to do.
When all is said and done, don’t forget that you can ask for help. You can hire professional cleaners to help you with deep cleaning the house. You can also ask your family to help. Kids need to learn how to fix things around the house. That will teach them to have a sense of responsibility and obligation. It will ready them for the life ahead, so try to involve them in your small cleaning projects.