Change Your Housekeeping Habits

housekeeping habitsA person’s housekeeping habits can say a lot about them, and every person’s housekeeping habits are as individual as they are. It is not common for people to naturally have perfect housekeeping habits. Most people have some strong housekeeping tendencies and some that they have completely neglected. It is important to your mental health and maturity to become aware of which housekeeping habits you are lacking in and improve them. This will strengthen your personal character and the appeal of your home.

In order to be objective about your housekeeping abilities and figure out what you need to improve on, take a critical look at your living space and determine what your strengths and weaknesses are. Are you a person who tends to tidy up but who puts off detail cleaning? Or are you meticulous about cleaning dirt and grime but unorganized about where belongings go? Perhaps your cleaning trends are not black and white but somewhat random, for example, you enjoy doing dishes but hate doing laundry. Write down the areas you need to improve on and make a plan to better your housekeeping habits.

Altering the way you keep your house is not cut and dried. Our housekeeping habits are often deeply ingrained within us and not easily uprooted. Some people need some outside perspective in order to effectively change their housekeeping habits. There are a number of services available that can assist you in strengthening your housekeeping skills. You can get cleaning ideas and solutions from local cleaning services who will come to your home. There are home organization experts for hire who can teach you excellent home organization methods. And if your poor housekeeping is simply attributed to bad time management, a life coach or counselor can help you become the level of organized you are striving for. Take the first step in learning to meet your housekeeping goals today!

Clean vs. Dirty

clean dirty home mental stateMost everyone has a goal of keeping their living space clean and picked up, but not everyone knows how to meet that goal. Some of us regularly have clean homes while others struggle with meeting this responsibility. Did you know that the state of your home can actually say something about your mental state? Psychologists and mental health experts have found associations between mental hardships and uncleanliness in the home environment.

We all know people who seemingly have the energy to do it all: live social lives of purpose and activity, all the while keeping their homes impeccably clean. We think of them as charmed, but in reality, this type of person is statistically more likely to be mentally balanced. Studies show that those who maintain a clean and organized home are more likely to be confident, level-headed, mentally stable, in control and have good time and life management skills.

On the flip side, there are those who cannot seem to keep a clean home, regardless of their life circumstances. In busy times or in peaceful times, their home looks like a disaster area. There are many factors that may contribute to a messy home, but statistically speaking, those who live in squalor are more likely to be out of control, undisciplined, mentally unstable and have poor time and life management skills. The possibility that this type of person lives with a mental illness or an addiction problem is also very real.

The moral is, if you have bad housekeeping habits and you identify with the statistical qualities of others who have bad housekeeping habits, you would be wise to change your ways. You do not have to do this alone. There are a number of professional services available to help you, including life coaching, cleanliness and organization coaching, counseling, mental health evaluations, rehabilitation and addiction counseling. Whatever is holding you back from having a clean house can be beaten with care and devotion.