According to a recent article on the Mail Online website, 70% of working people in Britain claim that their house or flat would have farmyard animals thinking twice before calling it home. It seems that we are all working longer and harder than ever before, and our homes are suffering as a result. You may think that everything in your bathroom is rosy, but have you just grown used to the filth? How can you tell if you’re too busy to clean?
Your Friends Make Their Excuses and Stay Away
Are you perplexed as to why your friends always seem to have hair to wash or somewhere else to be when you invite them to dinner? Well, they’re probably saving you the embarrassment of finding out your home smells like a skunk’s burrow. Of course, your friends simply want to spare your feelings, but they could also be concerned for their own health. How will you ever be chosen to appear on ‘Come Dine With Me’ if your guests have to wipe their feet when leaving?
You Order Out Because You Can’t Find Any Clean Crockery
Unfortunately, the mountain of plates and dishes in your kitchen sink will not clean themselves. While they’re left to fester, a smorgasbord of harmful bacteria will be setting up camp; putting your health at risk. If you’re calling the local Chinese takeaway every night because you simply can’t face the filth, you’re probably too busy to clean. Stop putting it off, and get your hands dirty!
You Put Off Going Home Until It’s Absolutely Necessary
If you find that you’re in the local pub until last orders every evening, you could be a raging alcoholic. However, there is also a chance that you simply can’t face the prospect of entering the toxic zone that is your home. If the beer-soaked carpets and vomit-stained upholstery of your local create a more welcoming environment than your home does, there’s a good chance it’s time to get scrubbing.
Millions of people struggle to clean their home as much as they’d like to, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Break the cleaning jobs up into small, daily schedules, as that will usually be more realistic than leaving it all to do on your only day off. If all else fails, you could always just pay someone else to do it!