How is it possible to keep a clean home when you hate to clean? It’s actually pretty easy! If you follow these 5 simple tips, you’ll see how easy it is to have a clean home even if you hate to clean!
If you are like me and really don’t enjoy cleaning your home, my first piece of advice is: Don’t aim for perfection. Trust me, when someone comes to your home, they will not notice every little detail. If you work on keeping certain areas neat and tidy, your entire house will appear clean! Find time to tidy up or clean the entryway, kitchen counters, kitchen sink and bathrooms every day. Those are the areas guests will notice if they are not clean. They can be straightened up throughout the day, not all at once. You can get to the other areas of your home when you can.
My second piece of advice is to invest in storage options that allow you to store items away quickly without too much fuss. Storage ottomans, entertainment centers with drawers, bins with baskets-all of these options can help keep your home looking clean with minimal effort. At the end of the day or when the doorbell rings, you can just throw the toys or items into the bins and keep it moving.
Next, I would suggest storing cleaning supplies where you actually use them. This way you don’t have to run around the house collecting cleaning supplies. I don’t know about you, but whenever I walk into another room, I completely forget what I was going there to get. Having the supplies on hand means the job will get done right when you are thinking about it.
My fourth piece of advice is to adopt a less is more mentality. If you have less stuff, you’ll have less to clean. I know, easier said than done! 😉
And when all else fails and you’re not able to carry out the previous 4 steps, my last piece of advice is to hire someone to clean for you. It is an expense, but it may be worth it if it reduces your stress level by eliminating “one more thing that has to be done” from your life.
Don’t feel guilty about hiring help. Having your home cleaned by someone else will free you up to do the other things you’ve always wanted to do. No sense spending time doing something you hate, when you can be doing something you love! 🙂
What about you? Do you hate cleaning? Would you consider hiring help to get it done?