5 Steps to Follow When You’re Overwhelmed with the Housework
Are you overwhelmed by a messy house? Sometimes it seems like no matter how hard you've tried, things have somehow gotten out of hand. It's all so overwhelming that you don't know where to start – so you don't do anything. You know that's not a great way to handle it, don't you? I've been there many, many times. But I've learned a little secret and I'll share it with you.
Here are 5 simple steps to follow when you're overwhelmed with the housework:
1. Put one thing away.
2. Put another thing away.
3. Put another thing away.
4. Put another thing away.
5. Put another thing away.
Profound, huh? Yet this is what I do when I feel like the house is getting out of control. By putting just 5 things away, I am amazed at how much better that kitchen counter looks, and I'm then ready to “just finish cleaning this one counter”. But then that counter looks so good, I want the opposite counter to match, and it only takes a few minutes. I start getting on a roll, and before I know it, quite a bit has gotten done. It doesn't take long for me to realize things weren't as bad as I thought.
Try it next time you think the house is hopelessly messy!