Keeping your home properly organized, and ensuring that it is tidy and free from clutter, can be pretty frustrating at the best of times.
Probably very few people in the world – if any – can honestly say that they like doing chores, or that their immediate home environments never become messy when they are distracted or are sidetracked by other more important events in their lives.
Here are a handful of tips that you can try out, that can help to make your home less stressful and frustrating to manage.
Opt for home features that are easier to clean and manage in the first place
Not all home features are equal when it comes to how easy or frustrating they are to keep clean or to manage effectively.
If you invest in vinyl flooring installation, for example, cleaning the floor in that room is going to be far quicker, easier, and less stressful than if you were trying to clean a carpeted floor, or a hardwood floor that you were nervous about damaging.
Of course, this isn’t to say that every feature in your home should be selected to make sure that it’s the easiest thing to clean. But you should think about these kinds of things when deciding which features to bring into your home in the first place.
If you are hunting for a place to rent, for example, a carpeted bathroom should probably send you running.
Implement small routines that help to prevent too much mess from accumulating at any one time
It is always going to take a good deal of willpower, while simultaneously being more than a little frustrating, to deal with a major mess that has accumulated in your home – whether that’s an enormous stack of dirty dishes, or an intense vacuuming and dusting job.
Easily one of the best ways of making your home less stressful to tidy and manage is to prevent these big messes from accumulating in the first place, by incrementing small routines that help to take care of these issues before they develop.
For example, you could practice getting in the habit of rinsing off each plate when you put it in the sink – meaning it’ll be less of a job to clean them later.
Have regular external motivators to remind you to tidy up
Under normal circumstances, if you had friends or relatives dropping in to visit you once a week, that would probably be a good motivator for you to tidy the place up, more or less that often.
The simple fact is that external motivators are often very powerful in getting us to do things that we know we should do, which we all too often end up procrastinating on.
Come up with some regular external motivators to remind you to tidy up, whether that’s having someone over for lunch, needing clear floor space for a particular hobby, or a variety of other things.