Very few of us wake up on a Saturday morning and think, “Ahh man! Am I excited to reorganize the garage today! I could be shopping, or I could be camping but instead, I get to sit in a dusty hot garage avoiding spiders and wonder how on earth we accumulated so much junk.”
Whether it’s your garage, bathroom, or your kitchen, unless your name is Marie Condo, I think we can all agree that deep cleaning is NOT fun.
However, even though we can all agree that cleaning is not awesome, it still must be done.
Here are three tips to make it not so extremely overwhelming and stressful. In fact, if done correctly cleaning can help you release stress, and feel more energized.
Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
You are never going to get the entire house deep cleaned in one day so don’t try. Unless you have an entire army at your disposal, it’s just not going to happen.
What will happen though, is that you will feel completely overwhelmed and then disappointed when you only get one room done. You will feel frustrated and your house will feel more stressful than before you looked at it.
What you should do is look at how much time you have and make a goal of what you can clean in the amount of time that you do. And don’t bite off more cleaning than you can chew. Clean what you can and clean at your own pace.
People that always have clean houses, tend to clean for small amounts of time but clean more frequently. Think about it. If you actually deep cleaned your bathroom every single Saturday and lightly cleaned it every day. You could get it clean and keep it clean in a short amount of time.
Use Your Resources
Let’s be honest, this world runs on WikiHow and Pinterest. There are a lot of cleaning hacks and DIY (Do It Yourself) that many people are using to clean their houses faster, easier, and stress-free.
My suggestion is to use the internet and any DIY “how to’s” to really deep clean your house on any project you may have and really dig into it.
“Treat Yo-Self!” (insert GIF of Donna from Parks and Rec)
So for this tip, it is so important to really “treat yourself” after cleaning and completing what you can do in your set time frame.
The best treats are planned outings. If you know that you need to get your kitchen clean before your important stuff, then suddenly the kitchen gets cleaned a lot faster.
Your reward doesn’t have to be expensive either. Open a bag of MnM’s. Give yourself one MnM for every task accomplished. You will be amazed at how much more motivated you are and how much faster you move.
Reward yourself for accomplishing something big and then do it again! The idea is to make deep cleaning less of a chore and more of an enjoyable experience that you can do again and again.
So Treat-Yo-Self next time.
These three tips can definitely help you make deep cleaning a more enjoyable experience and less of a stressful experience.
But even with all these great tips. There are just some messes that you just don’t have the time or the energy to go through with it. Maybe you moved into a fixer-upper or maybe you really need to help someone out. One last tip that I can offer is to call in a professional. Someone that can clean and deep clean a house, a garage, or an office space.
CleanFreak Utah can definitely be those professionals who can clean up anything. Let us know what we can clean to make your deep cleaning an enjoyable experience.