How To Clean A Messy House?
Do you feel that your home is too messy to clean? When it comes to your home it’s difficult to keep a messy home clean and that’s what we are going to tackle today.
I know that sometimes life takes over and we can become overwhelmed with keeping up with the daily tasks that keeps our homes looking good and are easily cleaned.
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Cleaning A Messy Home
But when we let things go, even just for a couple of days it is depressing how quickly our homes turn into a complete mess.
It happens to me, it happens to most people, life has a way of upsetting the balance and that’s OK, it’s part of life.
It’s understanding the process on where to start cleaning my home, it has to come after you have tided up the mess.
The idea is to get that balance and work out how to keep your home mess free to allow cleaning to happen.
Acknowledging There’s A Problem
Admitting that your home is messy, and you need to do something about it is the first step. You’ve acknowledged that there is a problem, and this makes it easier to tackle.
You know that what is happening needs to change and you need to tweak your cleaning schedule and maybe invest some time into tidying rather than trying to clean with mess everywhere.
You can’t vacuum if you have piles of clean clothes on the floor that need putting away, you can’t clean your kitchen sink if it’s piled high with dishes.
It’s about working out what you need to do first to tackle the main issue and then change and adapt your time to getting those areas sorted first before they become a problem again.
My House Is So Cluttered Where Do I Start?
If you are looking at a house full of clutter you are going to have to tackle that clutter before you can do any sort of deep cleaning.
If your home is more than just messy you might want to take the process slower and actually start decluttering first.
You can read more about How To Beginning Process Of Decluttering.
Where To Start
What to tackle first is sometimes more complicated and it can quickly overwhelm you. Thinking that you are going to get everything done in one sitting might be too much.
Try breaking things down and tackling one area at a time.
I always suggest starting in the kitchen, this is one area that we use all day and if we let it pile up it can become unhealthy and distracting from the whole house.
Tackling The Dishes
Start with the dishes, get them washed and dried and put away. This allows you to see the kitchen and then you can work out what you need to clean in here.
If the kitchen is piled high with dirty dishes and even clean dishes it can become overwhelming and it’s impossible to actually start the process of cleaning. I don’t consider doing the dishes as part of the cleaning process, that’s something that you need to get into the habit of doing as and when you use something.
My House Never Looks Clean
With the dishes cleaned and put away you can actually start to see the kitchen and what needs cleaning and what doesn’t.
If you are worried that your home doesn’t look clean it might mean that you need to create a cleaning schedule and see if it’s because you aren’t doing enough cleaning, maybe you are just tidying stuff away and never actually get to the cleaning tasks.
You can then make a list of the tasks that you need to do, checking off a list is great for making you feel good about what you’ve accomplished.
Make That Messy House A Home
After getting the dishes done the 2nd task you need to tackle is all the rubbish in your home. This will help reduce the visual clutter that needs to be thrown away.
It’s important to empty your bins regularly, not only does this prevent your bins from smelling it is also a simple way to start to feel positive about your home.
No rubbish means less clutter lying around and your home is getting easier to clean.
What Annoys You Most
Think about the areas that annoy you the most? It might be your child’s bedroom; it could be the stuff that’s all over the floor?
Whatever it is that’s where you need to start next.
For me I like clean floors, there is nothing worse than stuff piled on the floor.
Start picking things up and putting these items away, don’t get distracted and start on something else, focus on this one task.
Multitasking is just asking for trouble and often results in numerous tasks started but not finished and this can be soul destroying when it feels like you’ve not stopped all day.
When we feel overwhelmed it’s often because we have so much to think about and so many things to do.
But you can only do one thing at a time and if you do this to your best of your ability then you know you’ve done a great job.
When I concentrate on one thing at a time, I get more done than when I panic about all the other things I need to do.
Tackle That Space
The area’s that cause you the most stress need to be organized, you need to put something in place that helps you keep on top of that task.
If it’s the laundry, putting away clothes just isn’t fun, but if you get in the habit of doing it as soon as you have a pile it will only take a few minutes per day.
When it’s more involved like keeping a child’s bedroom tidy, think about ways you can help your child keep their room picked up so it’s easier to clean.
Sometimes, you do have to shut the door and walk away, I know, I’ve been there it’s not worth having an argument about.
Keeping The Mess At Bay
Moving forward you need to think about creating a plan that will help you to keep on top of the mess, so that you can tackle the cleaning without having to think about tidying first.
Some people love to create a weekly list of all the things they need to do in the different rooms of their home.
Other people have an idea what they want to do and need to do on a daily basis and don’t really follow a plan.
The simplest thing to do is to put aside five or ten minutes in the morning and afternoon/evening to pick stuff up and put it away.
Get Rid Of The Mess
If your home is less messy then it’s easier to clean. Getting other members of your household to help is a good idea, but sometimes it’s not worth an argument.
Often, it’s easier to get family members to help when they are following your example rather than expecting them to do something.
How Do I Start To Clean
When it comes to our homes, you have to love your home and want to feel proud of your home to make you want to keep it clean.
We have busy lives, and this can have a negative impact on the energy levels and we can just be tired.
I’ve heard people ask me ‘how do I stop being lazy and clean my home?’ I think this comes down to personal willpower and the desire to live in a clean home.
If you are paralyzed by mess in your home and are finding it difficult to clean because there is stuff everywhere, then you need a plan to start tackling the mess so you are able to do the cleaning.
Always start in the kitchen and get the dishes washed and dried. With this out of the way it can make the whole house feel better.
The kitchen is then easier to clean if the dishes are washed and put away. Then tackle the rubbish in the home, get this out of your home.
Then finally start with the area that causes you the most stress, it might be putting the mail in an appropriate place to sort or to start a load of laundry.
Don’t multitask as this will cause you to have a lot of jobs started and nothing finished.
Create a plan moving forward how you are going to keep on top of the mess so you can complete your cleaning for the week.