Doing housework is easy. You may disagree and feel that it is, in fact, extremely difficult. But what makes it difficult? Your clutter, of course; it’s not the cleaning that takes the time, it’s moving all the junk out of the way. Help yourself by sweeping up your clutter first.
Let’s start with the dusting. What’s hard about applying a squirt of polish and then running a duster over all those surfaces? Easy, isn’t it? Well, not if you can’t find the duster or the polish, and then have to remove two dozen china dogs before you can begin!
Vexed By Vacuuming
Then there’s the vacuuming. Gliding a vacuum cleaner to and fro, to and fro, over a carpet. It’s not that hard is it? Well, it wouldn’t be if it weren’t for those pesky lego pieces on the floor, not to mention navigating the coffee table, a surplus of chairs, a pile of magazines, and a host of other obstacles.
You realise after a while that you need to tidy first and that’s when your problems really begin. Where do you start when there’s stuff everywhere? After a while you feel as though you are moving piles of stuff from one place to another in order to clean, and in fact, that’s exactly what you are doing.
You Need Less Stuff
Wouldn’t it all be so much easier if you just had less stuff? If your cupboards weren’t full of all the things you never use, then you could fill them up with the things you do use. You know you use those things, because they’re lying around, cluttering up the floor and every flat surface in the house. You can’t put them away because your cupboards and closets are already full of junk.
Shuffling Isn’t The Solution
So you just shuffle the junk around, from A to B, and from B to C, and then it all ends up back at A again. You never gain any ground because you’re caught in the cycle of clutter chaos.
The Clutter Must Go
The only solution is to get rid of your clutter. Empty your storage of all that junk, get rid of all the things you don’t use, didn’t know you had, and don’t care that you have. Then there’ll be room to put away the possessions that are lying around your house, the things that you do use.
Housework Is Easy
Finally, when your surfaces look clear and your floor has no obstacles, you’ll find it easy to clean. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the housework gets finished, and suddenly you’ll have some free time on your hands.
Then illumination will strike you and you’ll realise that housework really is easy!