We live in a society where an organized home is seen as a reflection of one’s own self-worth and accomplishments. Your home must always be seen as inviting and pleasant to live in. Let’s face it, this is your castle and your castle must be clean and serene. This will invoke a feeling of tranquility, both for you and your sporadic visitors.
At times, cleaning can be FUN but if you are anything like me, and I am sure the rest of the world, cleaning can be a very farsighted illusion. It is a constant battle between you and the dirt, dust, dirty wares and even untidy rooms. There never seems to be an end to it all because from the moment you clean one section of your house, it gets dirty again before bed time. Then, you sit there wondering “Will this ever end?” This predicament magnifies with the introduction of children. So in addition to your mess, you have theirs as well. The toys, books, shoes, and all manner of insects and art items scattered from room to room. This can be very frustrating if you do not have tools to aid or guide you along.
A common solution to those problems is by using a house cleaning checklist. My mother always told me you could never go wrong with a checklist. This helps you put the tasks at hand into perspective and allow you to have a better idea on cleaning chores completed and the ones remaining. As you go through the various rooms and chores, be sure to check off the items completed. Organizing your home will never be easier.
You may also want to get your children on board the clean up exercise. It will help you get to know your kids better since you can use that bonding opportunity to speak to your kids about life and subjects which might be on their mind. You can call it a “Breaking the Ice” exercise if you wish while accomplishing the tasks at hand. This will also help them gain more insight into you and your life. They will appreciate the paradise both of you create emotionally and physically. They will see the need for having and keeping a clean house since they will now have a direct understanding of the time it takes to do them.
At the end of it all, you will see the immaculate beauty of having and keeping an organized home is directly related to having an organized life because it benefits everyone around you as a whole and not solely on yourself.