How do you feel about house cleaning? Maybe you’re like me and don’t particularly mind cleaning your domicile. If that’s the case your home is probably pretty neat and tidy. Maybe you loathe house cleaning and delay doing it until you absolutely have no choice. We won’t talk about the condition of your home. Maybe you’re somewhere in between; you clean once in a while as the spirit moves you and accept the fact that your roost will always be in a state somewhere between clean and disastrous.
I’ve been a professional house cleaner for thirty years and have learned a lot of stuff in that time. One of the first things I figured out is that people have a lot of different attitudes toward cleaning, but pretty much everyone likes to have a clean house. When their homes are clean, people feel a sense of pride.
I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you have an interest in the topic of house cleaning. Maybe you’re looking for pointers or new ideas. Maybe you’re trying to unlock the mystery of something you’ve never quite gotten the hang of. Or maybe you’re just really bored.
Whatever your motivation for reading this, whatever your attitude toward cleaning, whatever state your home is in, I’m in a position to help you because I know a lot about house cleaning. Knowledge comes with the territory when you do the same job for a very long time.
I didn’t aspire to become a house cleaner for life. The job was supposed to be temporary when I started. As it turned out, I have a real knack for cleaning. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not boasting. That’d be like bragging about having a nose. It is what it is. I am a natural. Sometimes things just work out like they’re supposed to.
Anyway, through no fault of my own, I know a heck of a lot about house cleaning and organizing. It’s knowledge that’s come my way over the years from a mix of teachers.
In my early days, the people for whom I worked taught me a lot. Little old ladies sure did know how to clean back in the day, and believe me, the ones I worked for weren’t shy about telling me what I was doing wrong and how to do it correctly. They were doing me a huge favor even though I didn’t always appreciate it at the time.
Some of my information has come from reading. I’ve never passed over a book or magazine article on housecleaning or organizing. I’ve read some really informative stuff over the years, as well as some pretty strange stuff. Since I can do extensive field testing on the info I pick up this way, I’ve learned to discern valuable information from a lot of the fluff that’s circulating out there.
My primary source of cleaning knowledge has been hands-on experience. Plain old trial and error are just about the best ways to learn a skill. That’s why it’s difficult to explain to people how to clean. I can give you all kinds of pointers and advice, but at the end of the day you’re going to have to get your hands dirty if you really want to learn how to clean. It’s a skill that you definitely get better at with practice. And I assure you, over time, if you get yourself into a routine, cleaning your home gets easier and easier every time.
Cleaning isn’t difficult, and it’s my belief that everyone should have basic cleaning skills. So, wherever you’re at on the house cleaning continuum, whatever your motivation for reading this, I hope you’ll stick around and see what I have to say. You’ll be sure to learn a trick or two, and who knows, you might find your enthusiasm for cleaning start to grow. At the end of the day, everyone likes a clean house. No matter how you feel about cleaning, I can help you find an easier way to make your castle a source of pride.
Want some house cleaning tips and ideas? Check out my book Clean Like A Pro: Tips and Techniques for Cleaning Your Home Like a Seasoned Professional, available on Amazon.