I was asking myself this question just yesterday: Why can’t I keep my house clean?
Do you have friends that keep their houses looking like model homes? Do you find it frustrating that you can’t seem to keep up?
You are not alone. Many people are clean-house challenged! Only slightly more than half of Americans prefer to clean on a daily or weekly basis.
Do you find yourself thinking: I can’t keep my house clean, what’s wrong with me? The struggle to keep a house clean and organized is real. Good news, there’s a reason for your shortcomings!
I Can’t Keep My House Clean, What’s Wrong with Me?
The reasons for the chaos you call home can be many. Let’s dissect some of them and maybe you’ll be on your way to a cleaner home.
You Don’t Have a Routine
One of the easiest ways to get your house in order is to have a regular cleaning and tidying routine. If you don’t have a schedule to wash the floors, clean the bathrooms, vacuum, do laundry, and general tidying up, it’s likely that you will always be saying, “I can’t keep my house clean.”
Make a schedule and check off when you’ve completed a task. Being held accountable, even if it is just to your list, helps.
It’s been said that it takes two months to form a habit. Sticking to a routine is one habit of people with clean houses. If you can hang in with your new routine for that long, it will become a habit.
You Have Too Much Stuff
Yikes! I find myself in this camp. It is one of the reasons I can’t keep my room clean. There’s so much stuff in my closet that it is difficult to put things away and they end up on a chair in the corner. Can you relate?
You can try to organize and re-organize, but until you get rid of things, your problem will not be solved. De-cluttering is the order of the day.
There’s no reason to hang onto those pants because you just might fit into them again. Or those boxes in case you need one to mail a gift. Or those books that your children used to love to read years ago.
You will feel so much better getting rid of the clutter. It will make keeping your house clean so much easier when there is a place for everything and everything is in its place.
You Don’t Have Your Eye on the Prize
When it comes to cleaning, you’re probably focused on how much you hate cleaning and the drudgery that comes with it. You need to focus on how good you feel when your home is neat and tidy.
When all of the laundry is done, dishes are washed, and your bedroom is neat with a made bed, you are free to do the things that make you happy. Who knows? You might even want to invite people into your home.
Pulling It All Together
If you can de-clutter, make yourself a cleaning schedule, stick to it, and keep focused on what’s important to you, you will no longer be saying, “I can’t keep my house clean, what’s wrong with me?”
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