We’ve all been there…the stress that comes from looking at a messy home. However, it’s possible to keep your home tidy and stress-free with little effort (or should we say efficient effort?) We have some great tips to share with you, so that you can go about your day without thinking twice about the dishes or those crumbs on the carpet. Life is messy, but it doesn’t have to be stressful on top of it. So, let’s dive into those tips, so you can start tidying your home that much sooner.
Make Your Bed In The Morning
It’s easy to let things build up over the course of the day. If you eat in your bedroom or office, then dishes get left behind. Pretty soon you’re wondering why you need to eat out of Tupperware. The best advice we can give you is “pick up as you go.” If you’re in your office, then grab those empty dishes before heading back to the kitchen or turning in for the night. Are you done using that throw blanket on the couch? Fold it before leaving the room.
Don’t Ditch The Mess Before Leaving
This may seem unnecessary, but items and papers become disorganized over time. When you wipe down that dusty desk, make sure your desktop is organized, too. This will help you take inventory of your paperwork (maybe you’ll find a bill that you forgot to pay) and it’s aesthetically pleasing, as well. The kitchen is a good place to keep this in mind, as ingredients and cookware can quickly become cluttered.
Plan Regular Deep-Cleans
Clutter is the bane of every person who owns a space called their own. It happens without you realizing it, and pretty soon you don’t want to clean because “What’s the point? It’s cluttered anyway.” Don’t let the clutter win! Just like with deep-cleaning, make a schedule to clean out your closets and drawers. Do it one step at a time, over time.
Lead The Children By Example
When in doubt, let it go. You may have heard a similar message from your favorite Disney Ice Queen. There are more important things in life than a tidy home. If you’re too tired, then take a nap instead. If you’d rather spend time with your family instead of cleaning around them, then do so. A clean house is supposed to lessen your stress, not increase it.
We hope this list has provided you with some helpful tips, so that you can live in a stress-free home. People’s minds often reflect their surroundings. Why not tidy up your mind while you’re cleaning? It’s a great way to exercise and meditate at the same time. When you’re done, you’ll be able to look at your home and smile, knowing that your stress dissipates with every swipe of the duster and grumble of the garbage disposal.