On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is house cleaning to you? This question is important because whenever we say yes to something, we have to say no to something else. If ever you have a lot of work, or demanding kids, you should know, on a scale of 1 to 10, what is more important. Sitting back and watching a cartoon with little Tommy or loading the washing machine so that the clothes do not pile up?
Important Or Not?
Most people would say that cleaning is between a 3 and 6 in terms of importance. Shocked? You should not be. Cleaning is not as important to some people as it is to you. They want a clean house, they want hygiene, but they just might not feel like cleaning. Some things are always more important than cleaning to them (and it is acceptable, everyone is different).
Hire A Maid
This is one of these times when you sit back and ask yourself if you need a regular house cleaner. Hiring someone is not a problem until you have to hit that payment button, or you need to sign that check off every month.
Why Hire A Maid?
You may hire a maid for different reasons, but the most prevalent reason is that you do not know how to clean. I know it may seem weird, but a lot of people do not know how to really clean their house; they start with a messy house and end up with a messier one.
Some people prefer to devote the time they would spend cleaning to relaxing, so they would rather outsource to another person. It allows them to relax in a clean house without having to clean it.
Additionally, you do not have to go on a shopping spree for cleaning supplies again, and this task is off you.
What is deep cleaning, after all? If you only schedule around fifteen minutes of light cleaning every day, your house will not require a deep clean. Deep cleaning is very overwhelming to a lot of people, and what happens most of the time when they think about that specific time of the week or month, they keep on procrastinating, and of course, their workload becomes heavier.
I understand that you may have other 9 – 5 projects and plans or deadlines that delay your ‘deep clean’ plans, but if you do not have someone to clean, you will need to do it yourself. My suggestion would be to avoid having a ‘big cleaning’ day, clean as you go. For example; If you finish a meal, take your dishes, put them in the sink and wash them, or put them in the dishwasher right away. You do not have to wait until there is a big pile of dishes to actually clean it.
If you are cleaning as you go, it will become part of your daily routine. When you are heading to the supermarket, you grab your keys and your wallet. It comes automatically. There are little things you can do every day to keep the house clean.
What To Do Everyday To Keep Your House Clean
Make Your Bed.
Keep your bedding basic and make your bed as soon as you wake up, or in my case, after a cup of coffee. It will instantly make your bedrooms appear more organized, and it just takes a minute to complete.
Clean Your Counters on a Daily Basis.
To keep the counters clean, all you have to do is wipe them down once a day. Begin with the kitchen counter-tops, wiping them clean after each meal or, at the very least, after dinner.
Put Everything Back To Where It Belongs
Things can get messy easily when you do not put items where they belong. You remove your shoes and keep them in front of the door; you are done using the toothpaste, but you do not put the lid back on or leave your coat everywhere. This will only bring untidiness; learn to put things back to where they belong.
Let us know in the comments how cleaning is important to you….