My house is a disaster.
No one is happy in an environment that feels messy, dirty, or disorganized. It's not about your house looking clean to others (because you avoid visitors anyway)...it's about feeling happy in your own space.
Spotless, not disorganized.
Argh. Do I really have to vacuum AGAIN today?
Yeah, most grownups go to work (in a far-off land called "outside") and do things that stay done. Nope. Not us. We vacuum the same floors, wash the same dishes, fold the same laundry, reshelve the same toys, and otherwise do the same thing over and over again until...well...I'll let you know. I'm not exactly sure when it stops.
And you wonder why we feel crazy?
Why does it feel oppressive?
Oh right. Because it is.
One of the most oppressive feelings is the sense that you're trapped in a messy or disorganized home and there's no way to get it clean. You're swimming against a tide that's way stronger than you. You are outnumbered by your kids and there just aren't enough hours in the day for you to fold, tidy, wipe, and mop up after the trail of chaos in their wake.
First off, I feel you. The struggle is real.
You are the stopper in the dam. Everyone else gets to focus on school, work, friends, and getting to soccer practice (or whatever small humans think about during the day) while you are left cleaning up sandwich crumbs, sorting toys back into their bins, folding laundry (all the laundry), and wondering if it all matters.
There is no easy answer, but there are things that will help.
It's going to involve a careful mix of scientific testing (to figure out what works best for your house and family), trial and error (because nothing ever gets done on the first try), and training your kids/spouse like lab monkeys (no comment). So yeah, like literally everything else having a clean and organized house is going to take work. Done by you. Shocker.
It Is Possible
It is possible to like the house you live in. It is possible to walk into a room and say 'ahhhhhhh'. It is possible if you find the right system of cleaning, that balance between doing the right stuff on the right days, using your time wisely, working smarter (not harder), and religiously training your kids (and spouse) to use the systems you create OR ELSE.
That's where we come in. We serve as your magical guide through the process of making your house into something you actually....enjoy? Is that possible?
Yes, yes it is.
How to Get Your House In Order.
It's easy(ish) to get your house clean once. What's hard is finding a cleaning schedule that KEEPS it that way...finding a way to keep the chaos at bay even though, well, kids. We can help you with one simple, free tool.Get It Free
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