You know those days or maybe even weeks that you feel like all you do is clean but your house is still messy?
Sister, I spent the first few years of motherhood running around like crazy! Always cleaning, always frustrated, and never getting to enjoy a clean house.
It wasn’t until I took a step back to identify why my house was messy all the time that I was able to make any changes.
I decided that I was not going to spend motherhood always cleaning and never getting ahead.
As I began to make changes and tried doing things differently, it became very clear to me why my house was always messy.
And to be honest, keeping it clean really isn’t as difficult as you think. It just comes down to being proactive and creating routines that your family can follow.
Speaking of which, I created this easy daily house cleaning routine to help you stay on track. #becauseiloveyou <3
You can download your FREE copy here
5 Reasons Your House Is A Mess
You Don’t Clean As You Go
Cleaning as you is not something that comes naturally, but especially when you have young kids you can’t afford not to.
Learning to make a habit out of cleaning up after breakfast right away and picking up after crafts will make a huge difference throughout the day.
It’s the compound effect of every decision we make being part of a bigger picture.
This is a habit that takes a bit of practice, but once you’ve mastered it will come naturally.
Waiting until your house is a disaster is the absolute worst thing you can do. The longer you wait, the more mess piles up, the less you want to get started.
Do yourself a favor and get your cleaning done at the beginning of the day.
It will enable you to enjoy the rest of the day without feeling like you are behind.
You Don’t Follow A Daily Routine
Breaking tasks down by day keeps them manageable and less overwhelming. By following a daily and weekly routine, it takes the stress out of figuring out where to get started.
And on the days you do fall behind, you simply start on the task of the day and you will get caught up by the end of the week.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
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You’re Not Consistent
Like anything in life, if you are not consistent with your house cleaning schedule, you will never truly be on top of the mess.
I used so many different house cleaning routines and schedules and they never seemed to work.
The truth is, I would only stick to them for a week or two. As soon as I started seeing success, I would go back to my old ways.
You have to commit to a cleaning routine for at least a month before you can truly start to enjoy it.
You Aren’t Proactive
This really comes down to mindset. Do you want to sit around in a semi-messy house all week waiting for it to become an unbearable disaster? Or do you want to be intentional about keeping it clean on purpose?
Once you are able to make that mindset shift, you will begin to implement cleaning routines in a whole new light.
You Don’t Do Laundry Every Day
Laundry can be a never-ending disaster if you don’t have a plan. The best way to stay on top of the laundry is to commit to doing one load of laundry per day.
Once you are completely caught up, you will most likely be able to even take the weekend off.
In conclusion: staying on top of housework isn’t as hard as you think.
It simply starts with learning to clean as you go, getting started right away, following a daily routine, and committing to being consistent.
If you are like me in my early years of motherhood and are overwhelmed by the mess, trust me when I say there is a better way.
It will take discipline, being intentional, consistency, and oh so much grace…….. but you can do it, mama <3
Start to create one habit at a time, you will eventually find yourself on top of housework and able to enjoy your family more.