Could it be your home that’s causing your mess?

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No matter who you are, it’s guaranteed you’ve struggled with some disorder or mess in your home at some point. It happens to all of us and no-one is immune! Sometimes it’s down to circumstances, a life change, emotions or upheaval. Or maybe a partner, kids, or their pets. However, this is not always the case…

Sometimes the reason for the mess is not you or anyone else, but rather the house itself. It sounds ridiculous. How can a house possibly be responsible for its mess? It’s not sentient after all. It’s not throwing things around while you’re out. So why is it your home’s fault that you can’t stick to a cleaning routine? 


You Don’t Love It Yet (or Anymore)

It’s possible your house doesn’t yet feel like a home. Maybe you’ve got over the honeymoon period after moving in, and now your house is just a place that you sleep, eat, and watch TV. Perhaps you’ve lived there a while, and it feels like too much effort to clean the house and keep it tidy. 

house fatigue

House fatigue is natural, and everyone will go through a period where they aren’t satisfied with their home. To overcome this and rediscover some of that house pride, it might be worth treating it like a new place again or redecorating. This could renew the spark you once held for the home and inspire you to keep it clean. 

There Is No Suitable Storage Space

One way that clutter accumulates so quickly is because things aren’t put back in their proper place. This is an issue with the people living there. However, it can also be because there is not enough space for storage. 

If this is the case, Residential Architects can help you overcome this by changing up the interiors. Doing this will give you an easy-to-reach and always-in-sight storage area for everything from dirty clothes to shoes to anything else you need to put away once you’ve finished using it. 

There Are Too Many Places

Who would ever expect someone to say their house is too large? Well, it can happen. The more space there is inside the house, the more of a challenge it is to keep clean, and dust can accumulate even when you don’t use a room. 

Rather than try to clean everything at once, which could take hours or even days, stick to a routine that focuses on one thing a day, or every two days if you’re busy. Dust, mop, hoover, and polish, but not all at once, and this will ensure you keep on top of clutter even though there are more rooms, ledges, nooks, and crannies than you’ve ever seen before in your life. 

Don’t Bless This Mess

messy house

House pride is not something that everyone has at first, and some people never discover it. However, if you’re someone who gets nervous about the look of your home whenever someone comes over, then you’ll want to do everything you can to keep your house looking spick and span. But you’ve also got to understand that it’s not always you that causes the mess. Sometimes, the house can be as awkward to keep clean as you believe it to be.
Maybe falling in love with your home is the starting point. It will mean your tidying journey has meaning and you’ll be so much more motivated!

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