How many times have you found yourself looking around your home, wondering how it became so messy, when it was perfectly clean just a few days ago? A hectic week full of soccer practices and homework sessions can quickly cast a home into turmoil. This typically occurs from a “snowball effect”, where a few seemingly insignificant actions lead to a massive outcome, in this case an chaotic unorganized living space.
You already know that your home can quickly become a mess, this isn’t new information, but we do have some good news to share with you. The All About Details Cleaning Team did some research and discovered four simple habits, that if embraced, will keep your house clean with minimal effort!
John C. Maxwell perhaps said it best, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”
Start Your Day With Success
This habit was one that your mother probably tried to drill into your head as a child. The first secret to a clean home is…making your bed!
It seems ridiculously simple, but making your bed first thing in the morning can be an incredibly powerful action. By pulling your sheets tight and neatly organizing your pillows, you will be telling your brain that cleaning is easy! The old saying about “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” has a lot more power than most believe. How you start your day will directly impact the rest of it. If you begin with a simple success, like making your bed, the cascading effects of cleanliness will spread throughout your home.
Purge Your Home of the Unnecessary
Many homeowners are amazed at what they find when they do a sweep of their home, searching for items that they don’t use or need anymore. Our homes are usually filled with mountains of “junk” which can make our living environment feel cluttered and uninviting.
Author Marie Kondo, who wrote the book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, has a great philosophy that you can easily apply in your home. When you look at an object in your home, ask yourself, “Does this bring me extreme joy or pleasure?”. If an item doesn’t fill your heart with happiness and joy, there is no room for it in your living space. Take everything that you don’t love and sell what you can on Kijji and eBay, or donate it to a local organization such as the Salvation Army in Kelowna. Cleaning will never feel as freeing as this process!
Always Leave a Room or Space as You Found it
This habit will be the most powerful tool in your fight against a messy home. If you force yourself to always clean up the space that you just utilized, a mess will never materialize. Picking up your gym clothes off the floor and putting them in the hamper is a lot easier than trying to sort through a massive heap of clothing at the end of the week.
Leaving the kitchen after preparing a snack? Give the counters a quick wipe down. Those five or six crumbs could turn into a smelly, unclean kitchen at the end of the month if you let the dirt and debris compound.
Just remember, how you do anything is how you do everything. If you constantly take care of the small messes, you will become a “clean” person, who never lets their home fall into a dirty state.
Recruit the Whole Team
We all know deep down that keeping an entire house clean is hard work for a single individual, especially if they are cleaning up the mess of many family members. Instilling these habits into your entire family can make cleaning a breeze.
Consider assigning different tasks to each member of the family. Assigning specific goals and duties to your children will give them a sense of pride when they accomplish the tasks, while also teaching them the importance of developing habits early in life.
That’s it! These four habits, although simple, will keep your living space clean and fresh on a daily basis. Cleaning is incredibly easy, as long as the mess is not permitted to compound and grow.
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way, and you can find yourself with a mess, even while following these habits. That’s what our team is here for, to help bring you back to cleanliness when needed! We are always just a phone call away!