Tidying up is something that we all have to deal with once in a while and house cleaning is probably the most common example of this. For those who don’t have the time or energy to do it all themselves, a professional house cleaning service is more affordable than you might think.
For those who want to do it the old fashioned way, check out the following tips to make your house cleaning that much easier.
1. Break the job up into manageable sections
The hardest part about most house cleaning jobs is knowing where to start. We often get so overwhelmed by the enormity of the task ahead of us that we only do a piecemeal job before getting demotivated by how far we still have to go.
Logically, the best thing to do is the break the job up into bite sized chunks that you can easily compete in a short amount of time. People have enhanced motivation when they feel like they are actively completing tasks as they go, rather than working towards one big idyllic goal.
2. Don’t do it alone
A big mistake people make when attempting house cleaning is that they attempt to do it all themselves rather than asking others for help. People often feel embarrassed by their clutter and often don’t want to inconvenience friends and family with their mess.
The truth is that house cleaning days can be incredibly fun to do with a group of people. Gather some close friends, grab a few of your favourite albums or mixtapes and get to work! You’d be surprised by how much laughter and storytelling occurs while people are tidying up.
3. Organize everything into categorized bins
One of the best ways to make your house cleaning easier is to create labelled bins for everything. While you might be thinking it’s easy to keep track of a keep and throw away pile, it’s actually prudent to go a bit deeper than that.
Consider creating bins for charity, recycling and maybes. This speeds up the process as you can instantly know where to throw something while also giving yourself a second chance to rummage through your ‘maybe’ pile to see if there’s anything you want to keep.
4. Hire a professional house cleaning company
Sometimes the best solution is to simply hire outside help and a professional house cleaning company is far more affordable than you might think. You can either get a full team to do a once-off job for you or you can get a routine cleaner to come and tidy your house while you’re at work.
Many people who can afford and would benefit greatly from house cleaning services chose not to because they think it’s lazy that they aren’t doing it all themselves. The truth is that there’s no shame in hiring outside help as long as it supplements your lifestyle in a positive way.
5. Hire a skip bin
When all else fails, you can always rely on a hiring a skip bin that you can simply dump all your unwanted junk into. A skip bin is essentially a large steel container you can rent and have collected after you’re done filling it with junk.
Obviously with this method you need to be careful about your sorting so that you don’t end up throwing away something you actually want to keep.
Ultimately, your house cleaning is going to take some hard work no matter what way you go about it. As long as you are smart about the way in which you attack the mess, it won’t seem nearly as overwhelming to deal with.