Where To Begin When You Are Overwhelmed With A Messy House
SUGGESTIONS FOR WHERE TO BEGIN:
1.TAKE CARE OF TIME SENSITIVE ISSUES.
Look for bills that need to be paid.
Think about other things with a time association, such as the library books needing returned, the dry cleaning waiting for pick-up, or the permission slip that needs to be signed.
2. FOCUS ON FOOD AND CLOTHES FIRST.
Gather the laundry around the house. Clean, fold and put it all away. You would be surprised how big of a difference is made having this chore done.
Pick up and dirty dishes or food that may have been left out, clean and put it all away before you being another task.
3. MAKE A SIMPLE MORNING ROUTINE.
Start small. This is a simple TO DO list that should be done in 10 minutes or less. Some examples can be: Clean out the dishwasher, pick up the toys in one room. Doing this same task every morning will get easier and quicker the more you do it.
4. MAKE A SIMPLE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ROUTINE.
Make a list that includes only what must be done to keep things running smoothly (such as finishing the laundry, making dinner, washing dishes, etc.)
Keep the routine very basic.
Get comfortable with your basic routines before adding additional tasks. Even a few chores in the morning and afternoon will be a huge improvement!
Do not get discouraged if it takes a couple weeks for your morning and afternoon routines to become habit. Keep working and you’ll become more and more efficient at completing the tasks.
5. CHOOSE ONE SPECIAL TASK TO DO EACH DAY.
Pick one weekly cleaning task to do each day, such as running the vacuum or dusting.
Or, set a timer and work on one area of your home that needs cleaned or decluttered.
Don’t worry about perfection, just do something!
If you need some help getting a head start on some of your cleaning tasks, call Maid Teams and we will gladly send out a team to help you get on your way. We can even come weekly to help sustain a clean home.