We all come across people in our life that are high maintenance from time to time. They usually need bags of attention and effort to keep them stable and happy, and it can be exhausting! However, sometimes it is our homes and lifestyle that are high maintenance! That is why it is important to consider how much energy and time you are expending in keeping them clean and tidy, and how much is this contributing to your stress levels. Don’t panic though, as there is a way you can lead a lower maintenance life, just read the post below to find out how.
Tidy as you go
One super simple way of living a lower maintenance life is too tidy as you go. What this means is that you aren’t left with a huge big pile of washing up, mess, and chaos that takes ages to sort out. In fact, if you tidy as you go you can save a lot of stress and hassle in the long run because it helps to keep your environment much more hygienic and organized as well.
Imagine being able to know exactly where to put your hands on something as soon as you need it, or not having to do a deep clean of the kitchen and bathroom every few weeks because its already in a presentable state! These are some of the low maintenance advantages you can expect from tidying as you go.
The next step to a lower maintenance life is to rid your home of clutter. Yes, I know you have heard this tip a million times before, but there is some reasoned advice underpinning it.
Firstly, clutter creates more surface area to clean and dust, and secondly, it also breaks up the line of a room. This can make it seem smaller and more claustrophobic than it needs, something that isn’t great for anyone’s stress levels.
To rid your home of clutter, however, you have to take in that it is a constant process. That means each week you need to scan your home and remove any broken, unused, unwanted, or unnecessary items. To prevent yourself getting bogged down in this set yourself 10 minutes to do it for the entire house, as this will help you make snappy decisions about what to keep and what to throw.
Stay on top of repairs
A low maintenance lifestyle also requires you to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to home maintenance and repairs. This means booking in regular checks for boilers and others device linked to utilities, as well as having a reliable company that you can call on for HVAC repair when you need it. After all, with things that affect the home environment, being prepared is always less stressful than being caught off guard!
Last, of all, don’t forget that moms shouldn’t have to stress themselves out doing all the work on their own. In fact, other family members such as the kids and your other half can be involved in the steps above.
Why not use the cleanup song above to make tidying up more fun for the kids?
It can even be very helpful to employ a professional cleaner, either on a regular basis or for single intensive jobs. Then you won’t end up exhausted and in a position where you are unable to follow the rest of the steps above to achieve a low maintenance life.