That’s right, we said it, we love cleaning messes! You may think we sound crazy, but hear us out. Cleaning messes are opportunities – opportunities for a fresh start. Think about it. Whenever you encounter a mess or clean up a mess, you have the opportunity to make something better than it was before. (Who knew cleaning messes could get so deep!)
Cleaning Messes are Opportunities to Change
Messes can happen anywhere and they happen to all of us, even the best of us. The front/back entryway, the kitchen, the bathroom or other high traffic areas of your home. None of us are immune to messes. Instead of getting frustrated with cleaning the mess, change your attitude about how you view messes. For example, don’t call them messes, but rather opportunities. Instead of a chore, call it a task. Think of cleaning up messes like a job or project and watch how your disposition changes when it comes time to tackle that mess, we mean, opportunity!
Messes are Opportunities to Clean
Be honest, how often do you clean? Here are a few rules of thumb when it comes to how often you should clean:
- Kitchen countertops and backsplashes: After every use
- Bathtubs and shower walls: Once a week
- Phones, computers and other electronic devices: At least once a week
- Hard surfaced floors: Once a week
- Kitchen and bathroom sinks: Once a week
- Carpeted areas: 1-2 times a week
Some of these you may already do, but others may get missed. It’s okay, we get it, life happens. Who are we to judge! (We aren’t by the way). This is why we love messes!
Messes are opportunities to clean. When you come home to an unexpected mess, it’s an opportunity for you to get in your once a week cleaning. Even if it’s your second time cleaning the same thing, it’s another opportunity to do an even better job than you did the first time. For example, if you come home to an unexpected spill on your kitchen floor, grab your ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop by O-Cedar® and use it as an opportunity to not just clean up the mess by the refrigerator, but this time, take a clean sweep of the entire kitchen. If you are feeling extra daring, clean under the kitchen mat you have set up by the sink.
Cleaning Messes are Opportunities to Organize
When you stumble upon a mess in your home, use it as an opportunity to organize. For instance:
- Messy mornings causing stress? Organize your look
- Coat closets causing complete chaos? Organize your hall coat closet
- Lost items making you lose your mind? Organize your lost stuff
- Kitchen cabinets igniting a tupperware avalanche (we’ve all been there). Organize it
- Mental messes getting you down? Organize your headspace and get your thoughts in order. Messes are opportunities to not just just clean, but to organize areas of your life as well, so take advantage of them.Remember, messes (aka opportunities) don’t have to be burdensome! When you change your perspective you open yourself up for more moments to leave things better than you found them and isn’t that what life is all about anyways?