Proper house cleaning isn’t rocket science, but it could indeed be considered a science. If there wasn’t a need for it or valid methodology behind it, then there wouldn’t be an entire multi-million dollar house cleaning services industry that millions of people patronize to take care of their homes. So many people’s lives are such, that they don’t have the time, patience, and/or stamina on a daily basis to keep their own homes in order. I suppose that I can understand this kind of thing if you’re an ultra-busy business professional, but if you’ve got the time and know-how to accomplish everything in a timely and orderly manner at work, then why does it stop there?
Busting out the vacuum cleaner once or twice a month shouldn’t be that big of a deal, and if you’re never home anyway, then your floors aren’t getting very dirty. They’re still collecting dust, pet dander (if you have a pet), and dirt at some rate though, no matter how slowly, so they need to be taken care of. That’s an easy chore and it doesn’t take more than five or six minutes to do in any room that has carpets, no matter what the size (unless we’re talking about a mansion).
For the life of me, I don’t understand how people let their bathrooms get so filthy; and I especially can’t understand how someone can’t or don’t wash the foamy toothpaste spit from a sink that is designed to drain liquids of all kinds that end up in the sink. No one needs a professional house cleaning session performed because they can’t manage to accomplish one of the simplest tasks on the planet. I’m surprised that the people who leave tooth brushing refuse in their sink without washing it down even know what a toothbrush is. Did someone teach you to brush your teeth, but fail to indicate that it was expected that you leave the sink clean when you’re done? Ugh! I’m sorry, but that is absolutely unacceptable so if you’re one of those people, then if you have any sliver of hope for maintaining a live-in relationship with roommates or a significant other, you should start getting it together starting with the easiest possible thing to do.
Keeping your kitchen clean begins and ends with your kitchen sink. That’s where most people make it or break it when it comes to their kitchens. If you don’t cook in your kitchen, then you really have no excuse to let anything pile up in your kitchen sink. Your kitchen sink, like the one in your bathroom, is designed with a drain at the bottom so nothing has to remain in the sink. Not grandma’s famous lasagna, not leftover marinara sauce from the pizza you ordered last night, and not mayonnaise from the knife you used to make your cold-cut sandwich with for lunch. Use your kitchen sink for rinsing your cookware, dishes and utensils, then kindly open your dishwasher and put them in. Once the dishwasher is full, then throw some detergent in there and start the wash. Then, when it’s done washing and drying, you’ll need to perform the next logical step in the process, and put the dishes away in the cupboards or cabinets that every kitchen was designed to include.
Housekeeping services in hotels and at people’s private residences have this next one down to a science and we all love it; they make a beautiful bed. There’s no good reason why you can’t wake up and take three minutes to put together your bed. This will give you an immediate goal at the beginning of the day that will help you keep the rest of your priorities in check for the rest of it. The less excuses that you come up with in the morning to make your bed, the less likely you’ll use excuses to shirk off any of your other home cleaning responsibilities. While you’re at it, learn how to do it right and look it up on the internet, there you will find a couple different methods and step-by-step instructions to assist you in doing the job right.
Now, I’m all for a bustling economy with various business sectors and people who need and appreciate them in their lives. So, the housekeeping industry is fine by me, I just happen to believe that we can all be better than what we are and there are humble, menial tasks that we should learn how to perform on a daily basis, so we can appreciate our lives and our surroundings a little more.