Living in a large house sounds like a dream come true. Often, it does indeed feel like one. There is so much space for you and your family to use in any way you please. It truly is a blessing. Until you have to clean it, that is. Then, suddenly, you start dreaming of downsizing to a studio apartment. A thorough cleaning can literally take days. The floors, the kitchen, all the bedrooms, and bathrooms – a proper nightmare. It took me a while to realize that it doesn’t have to be so.
Learn some great techniques & get rid of the mess
For a long time, my bathroom was never spotless. Our living room was sort of ok but the kitchen took an enormous amount of work in order to make it look presentable. No matter how hard I tried, it was never good enough. It took me a while to realize what the problem was. It may have been hard to admit it but I was doing it wrong the whole time. I had to learn how to clean my home all over again. Accepting this little flaw of mine, I made an effort to master the art of cleaning, learn about all the effective techniques, and use my energy in an intelligent way. Suddenly, there was a glimmer of hope and my large house didn’t seem quite so overwhelming anymore.
Mind your budget & avoid overspending
Once you start learning about the new ways to keep your home spotless, you can easily fall into the trap of buying far too many expensive products that you simply don’t need. Sometimes, a $1 dishwashing liquid will be just as good as the extremely expensive 10-in-1 concoction that promises to clean your bathroom, attic, and basement in one go. Paying attention to your budget is always important. I try to compare the prices and shop without breaking the bank. The truth is, you can save quite a bit and still make your home squeaky clean. There are more important things to spend your money on anyway.
Get the whole family involved & never miss a spot
It took me a while to find the last piece of the puzzle, even if it was staring me right in the eyes. I was doing everything on my own. This wasn’t the right way to go. The rules of the game had to change. I got my entire family involved and made an effort to distribute the tasks evenly so that everyone could contribute without feeling overwhelmed. Every week we’d spend a few hours sorting things out and making sure our home was spotless. I even started using a few apps to help me keep track of everything. These made a huge difference.
With a much higher level of organization and a very regimented approach, we now have no problems keeping our big home in perfect order. Even my kids stopped complaining and can get their rooms clean in a jiffy.
A large house does not have to be a burden when it comes to cleaning. In fact, there are ways to organize everything so that you don’t feel exhausted by it. You need to learn how to do work smart, not hard. Create a good strategy, get your whole family involved, and you will be able to achieve a lot more in a matter of hours. Of course, always try to compare prices and hunt for a bargain. Good, strong, and eco-friendly cleaning supplies can indeed be had for less.