By Heather Knowles
In 1778, John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, stated in a sermon to his followers, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” He was most likely referring to a clean body, but he may have extended this to a clean home. While having a clean or clutter-free living space may not make you like God, it can definitely create a healthier and more stress-free environment. We all lead lives full of stress from our jobs, commuting, paying bills and so on, why should we allow ourselves to be even more stressed by a messy home? A cluttered space causes us to feel anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Has clutter ever made you feel guilty or embarrassed? Let’s stop the madness and look at some home assistance with our house cleaning.
You may feel overwhelmed by the task of de-cluttering or house cleaning. You might not know where to start. Stop worrying and just start doing. Our first home assistance recommendation in creating your stress-free environment is to make a plan. Don’t aim for perfection; just know that anything you get rid of will improve your situation. Understand that things will get messier before they get cleaner. And know that you aren’t alone. There are plenty of professionals out there should you need some extra help.
To come up with your plan, first think about how you want your living space to look when you have finished. What do you want to tackle first?
The second step in our home assistance recommendation suggests starting with a space you are in a lot. Somewhere that you see every day, maybe the entrance to your home, bedroom, or just the space that makes you most unhappy. Plan to set aside time to de-clutter. When you start, what will you do with the clutter that you have no space for? But if those plans seem too big for you, just pick a room, and start! Don’t be shy, ask your friends or family for a bit of their day in exchange for a free meal.
Don’t overthink things. Our home assistance key tip: Small blocks of only five to fifteen minutes at a time are all that are needed to start you on the road to success. Remember, there’s no need to do it all at once. While you are house cleaning, stay focused on what you are doing—such as whether you are keeping things or getting rid of things—don’t let yourself become distracted. Do little projects first so that you start to get a sense of accomplishment. This will help you continue in your quest for cleanliness.
The first thing you should do is go around and throw away any obvious rubbish first. Next you can utilize the three box method to tackle your mess. This method is exactly what it sounds like. One box is your keeper box. In this box you will put things you want to save. The second box is for the things you no longer have need of and you will get rid of. You can sell these things or just donate them. The last box is for the stuff you would like to keep but don’t need immediately. These things can be put into storage. Another home assistance key tip: If you just can’t find the time or unable to keep yourself focused while you clean, don’t get mad at yourself or feel ashamed. And, as mentioned before, there is always the option of hiring a service should you need that extra bit of help.
You don’t need to be stressed when you try to de-clutter your home. De-cluttering allows you to take control over your space. De-cluttering is taking things that don’t belong in one area and moving them to where they do belong. This process is about making room for the things in your life that matter. When you have completed removing the clutter from your home, enjoy it.
Remember how it feels to have a clean home and make it your standard.