Do you feel the stress of the mess? Many of us think that we’re supposed to take care of our own homes and that we shouldn’t rely on help for house cleaning. There’s a lot of guilt associated with asking for help, but when things around the house get too messy and dirty, it causes distress. No one wants the stress of wondering how clean is the house? Is it good enough?
Let’s take a look at how to determine the ‘mess level’ of your house—and whether it’s time to call in a professional house cleaning service.
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Assess the Mess: How Clean Is Your House?
Are you starting to get a bit self-conscious or uncomfortable about the state of your house? If you feel overwhelmed by cleaning obligations, you’re not alone—and it’s time to take a look at the depth of your situation.
You Misplace the Commonplace
Things you regularly use, like clothing, a remote control, or cell phone cords, get lost among the sea of stuff you have out. If this sounds like you, it’s likely you need to de-clutter and focus on organizing your stuff.
Too Much Time to Kill That Grime
When you clean, you can wipe surfaces with sanitized wipes, right? If that’s not true, and you can’t remove simple grime with those wipes or a sprayed washcloth, it’s time for a deeper clean.
Another indication: regular household cleaners just aren’t making a dent.
Dust Bunnies, Dust Layers, and Hair
Dust layers on your furniture and makes you sneeze (you’re likely allergic to dust mites). You have tufts of dust and pet hair on the floor. Your hair decorates the shower walls. If this sounds like your home, you’ve got a mess going on.
Deadlines: How to Clean Your House Fast
Of all the things to procrastinate, house cleaning certainly seems to top the list for most people. Family obligations, video games, or the latest bestseller—all of these things easily get in the way of household cleaning.
Unfortunately, deadlines come up: friends and family visit over the holidays. Or you have a special night with friends planned. These are not times you want to be worrying about how clean your house is.
To get the job done quickly and/or to prepare your home for a professional cleaner, consider the following strategies:
- Consolidate clutter: Move your clutter away from any surfaces you need to clean. Clearing off tables, chairs, and beds is crucial to getting the job done quickly and efficiently.
- Pre-clean tough areas: Some areas require cleaning solvents to sit (like grime cleaners on the shower, or oven cleaners). Begin these long processes first, and remember to check your chemicals—some are harmful if you mix them. Always use proper ventilation.
- Divide and conquer: Are some areas worse off than others? Maybe you only need one space professionally cleaned. Figure out what needs to be done and divide those duties.
If the deadline’s creeping up and you have more to clean than you can realistically handle, you may need to consider calling a professional house cleaner.
When To Call a Professional House Cleaner
If you’re wondering whether it’s time to call in the pros, it probably is. In case you’re still debating, here are some sure signs that it’s time to get a professional house cleaner.
It’s More Than You Can Physically Handle
Even if you don’t have any health issues or physical limitations, cleaning an entire house by yourself can be physically challenging. Lifting, bending, and dealing with dust—it’s not the healthiest thing to do if you don’t have the same equipment the pros use.
It’s Deep Clean Time
If you’re like most homeowners or apartment dwellers, you keep your home in working order. Now and then, though, you need a deep clean. Cleaning the refrigerator, oven, behind the toilet, the baseboards, and hardware details are all things most folks neglect during their weekly cleaning.
Schedule a deep clean once every few months (or as needed, depending on the size of your family and the presence of pets).
You Feel Overwhelmed and Anxious
Do you feel like cleaning your home is just too much for you to handle on your own? If you’re feeling symptoms of anxiety, you should know that constantly living in that state can have negative effects on your health.
The task may seem too daunting, and that’s because it’s a bit much for one person to handle. Don’t feel bad about asking for help—we’re here to ease the burden. We won’t shame you, and we want to put you at ease, so you feel at home in your own clean space.
You Need It “Like New”
Are you moving into a house that isn’t exactly clean and ready for you? Some new homeowners get ready to settle in only to find stains, dirty grout, and general grime. It takes a deep clean to make it feel like home.
Blanca Clean Service can help with that initial clean. We do the details so you can enjoy a fresh move-in.
Get Back On Track with Blanca Clean Service
Once we handle the major mess, we can visit regularly. Get back on track and stay there with Blanca Clean Service.
We serve Ashburn, Leesburg, Sterling, Mclean, Herndon, Chantilly, Aldie, and all of Northern VA.
Give us a call for an assessment and cleaning consultation. Let us take some of the stress out of your life and give you back the clean home you desire.