Sometimes the house explodes with mess. Heaps of laundry spills out and around the hamper, dishes cover every service in the kitchen, and the bathroom becomes a place no one wants to linger.
After vacations, when sickness sweeps through the household, over the holidays, and when out-of-town family visits are times the home frequently turns into a chaotic scene. Tackling the task can feel overwhelming, discouraging even.
But there is hope. That hope comes by way of a bit of advice.
Baby steps. Yes, your task in cleaning may seem insurmountable, but with each step taken, you will be one step closer to a tidy and clean home.
Start in one spot. Whether you put on a load of laundry, scrub the toilet, or clear the kitchen sink, start somewhere.
As that one spot becomes clean, it will shine like a beacon encouraging you to move forward to tackle yet another area.
The home can, it does, get dirty easily; and yet, keeping it clean is a much more difficult task. I often wonder why this is true. Can you imagine how nice it would be if the house became tidy as easily as it becomes a mess. Right, back to reality.
The house does dirty easily, and it does not become clean without time and effort. However, when you stop looking at the entire picture and focus on one manageable step, the task does not seem as daunting.
Each step taken will find your home becoming cleaner which results in everyone feeling happier.
Get started. Take a baby step. With enough baby steps taken you will once again enjoy a home that is in order.