(Things that make cleaning simple, fast and why not even fun.)
Do you know some people actually think I enjoy cleaning and tidying up? Well, today I am going to set that straight.
I don’t like it at all.
But since I don’t have much of a choice, I choose to look for ways to make cleaning easy, simple, fast and why not even fun.
One way of doing this is avoiding the use of many different gadgets and appliances. Not only do they cost a lot of money, they also take up space. But what bothers me most is the fact that I need to clean the machines I used to clean, after I have finished cleaning and they are usually not easy to clean.
I sometimes spend more time getting them clean than I use to clean what I wanted to clean in the first place. Double work!!! Especially in the kitchen. That’s where all these gadgets get stored away and end up not being used more than two or three times. Hey, count me out! Thanks but no thanks. I prefer the simple, easy to use, well-functioning and nice looking utensils. I mean if I am going to be using these things every day, I’m going to have to like them, right? No ugly brooms please!
Ladies, I am sure you understand what I mean when I say:
„I cannot be expected to work under these conditions.“
Have you ever tried to vacuum with a vacuum cleaner that is weak? Well, I could cry. Back and forth, back and forth and no improvement whatsoever. The carpet looking as dirty as it was to begin with and all you hear is the loud thundering noise of the stubborn vacuum cleaner. „I cannot be expected to work under these conditions.” No, I quit. I only need well – functioning, practical machines.
Here is another example, the iron that never seems to get hot enough to even iron a silk scarf!! Seriously,
„I cannot be expected to work under these conditions“
What about the Ironing board that wobbles so bad you need to stuff cardboard paper under one foot to get it to stay still. „I cannot be expected to work under these conditions“
Now, have you ever tried cutting onions with a bad knife? Tears, I tell you, tears. To be honest I tear up even with a good knife, but at least the onions get cut faster!!!
So, in order to get the house work done, be it in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, garden or wherever, you need very few but well – functioning and easy to use devices that make cleaning, simple, fast and why not even fun.
To wrap things up, I would like to tell you one last thing that can make house chores more fun.
Shhhhhhh…this is a SECRET!
I love to blast good music whilst I am cleaning. As everyone knows music gets you moving. I use the opportunity to listen to Albums from artists I am interested in but never find time to listen to. I also try discovering new artists and music genres, be it classic, reggae, rap and African music. Yeah, just everything. Even the stuff my children listen to – as long as it’s fun.
So, I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I would like to know what you do to feel more motivated when doing the house work and also how you feel about my ideas. Please leave a comment below.
My tree gonna grow!