Sometimes, cleaning your entire home can feel like an unbelievably big chore.
And often, the bigger the mess… the harder it is to actually get started!
As just about anyone can tell you, the longer you put off a cleaning, the dirtier your house seems to get. More dust settles down. More clutter builds all over the place. And then, of course, all of this new mess makes the job seem even more intimidating!
You could compare it to writing. If you’ve ever sat down to write a letter to a friend, or maybe help your child write an essay for school, you’ve probably felt intimidated by that blank page staring back at you. Like a dirty house, that empty space can be daunting! That’s why a lot of experts tell you to just free write at the start of a new project, by writing any words or ideas you can think of. Basically, the more words you type, the easier it will be to keep typing! Make sense?
Tackling a major job like cleaning your home works the same way! The more little jobs you take care of, the easier the whole process seems. In other words, once you’ve knocked a few items off your “to-do” list, your place will probably start to seem more like a house, and less like a big, bad monster!
One area where a lot of people procrastinate? Doing the dishes! You’d be surprised how much of a difference it can make to just get your old plates, cups, and silverware washed, dried, and stored away.
Remember the old saying: “Out of sight, out of mind.” That is, the sooner you get your dirty dishes put away, the sooner they stop weighing on your mind – and the easier it will be to move on to your next bit of housekeeping!
For the sake of your peace of mind – and your chore list – here are a few ways to start getting your dishes done sooner:
Stock up on supplies you like
Is there a particular scent that you love? They probably make dishwashing liquid using that aroma! Would having a beautiful soap dispenser or a set of gloves make doing the dishes seem more appealing? You can probably pick up functional, nice looking supplies pretty cheaply at a local store!
Make cleaning more fun
Your chores don’t have to be bores! There’s no reason why you should have to toil in silence, turning your laser focus on each and every dish. Try putting on your favorite music while you tackle your dishes. Ask a friend or family member to hang out in the kitchen and chat while you work. Or maybe even think about turning this work into a fun game! You could see how many plates you can scrub with just one soapy sponge, or have a weekly reward for the family member who unloads the dishwasher the fastest.
Remember that not everything has to be washed
Did you just use a measuring cup for water, or uncooked pasta? Then that measuring cup probably doesn’t need to be scrubbed with soap and water! Make life easier on yourself by knowing what items just need a quick rinse, and which should get a deeper clean.
Keep your counters and sink organized
A leaning tower of dishes is definitely an eyesore – and it can make cleaning seem daunting! Talk with your family and come up with an organizing system that works for your household. This may mean keeping a dish of soapy water right next to the sink, so everyone can clean their forks or knives as they go. It might also mean setting a timer, so you don’t let your pots and pans soak for days and days. Or, for some, it may mean investing in a drying rack, so you don’t need to worry about what to do with your wet dishes any longer!
And remember – while there is definitely more to cleaning than washing dishes, every little step adds up! Tackle your dishes, then move on to the next thing on your agenda. Before you know it, you will have probably made a pretty significant dent in your housekeeping list!
One last thing? You don’t have to go it alone! Here at Sweeping Dimensions, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful!
That can mean a lot of things for a lot of different households. Whether you need light housekeeping, heavy duty cleaning, or could use one-time service for a special occasion, our professional home cleaning services can take away the stress of keeping your house clean, and give you back time for the most important things in your life.
If you’re looking to get started with residential cleaning services in your home, Sweeping Dimensions is here to help! With a professionally trained staff, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet your needs. We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products.
And don’t forget the Sweeping Dimensions guarantee! If our cleaning services should ever fail to meet your expectations, you can call us within 24 hours of your cleaning and we will send out a supervised crew to correct anything that needs attention.
Ready to stop procrastinating and finally get your housework done? We’d love to help! Contact us today for your free estimate!