You might not be familiar with it yet, but cleaning is vital for all functioning men. You may not want to do it, but you’ll be glad of it once it’s done. No one likes a messy slob of a man, and once you get past the age of about 21, being unable to switch on the washing machine stops being expected and starts becoming a little weird!
Don’t let the idea of cleaning the house overwhelm you though, it’s not as hard as you might think. The hardest part is stopping yourself from being lazy and getting off your backside to do the necessary work. Here’s a man’s guide to cleaning to get you motivated – hopefully!
The worst thing about glass is that it’s two-sided. You can clean one side and then realise all the dirt was on the other side, doubling the workload! It can also mean climbing ladders, which is never much fun if you don’t like heights.
Try and have fun with it though. Who needs a ladder? Build yourself a big pole with a sponge on the end to reach up to the top floor windows. It’ll make the job easier and be sure to impress the neighbours with your inventiveness!
One great way to get around the hassle of vacuum cleaning is to get wooden or laminate flooring. Then you can just wipe it clean with some wet wipes, simple! But, unfortunately, a lot of you will have carpets.
They have to be regularly vacuumed or all those scraps of food and fluff will make the place look a real mess. Get a top quality vacuum cleaner like a shark vacuum and the whole job will be a lot quicker and simpler. Top modern vacuums lift off the dirt and clean the carpet fibres.
Doing the Dishes
How long have you been working on that piles of dishes in the sink? You should probably clean them before the stack reaches the ceiling! You know things are bad when you reach for a plate, and there are no clean ones left. And the longer you leave dirty dishes, they harder they are to clean.
The key is to stop being so lazy and wash as you go along, don’t let them build up over days and weeks. It makes the whole thing much less trouble to deal with.
Cleaning Up After Kids
Kids are messy creatures; it’s in their DNA. I find that the best way to deal with kid mess is to just let it happen, trying to battle it can waste a lot of time and effort that could be better spent in other ways. It’s a battle you’re never going to win, so don’t bother trying!
Then when it comes to cleaning up after them at the end of the day, you’ll have a bit more energy to dedicate to the job. If you’re doing something particularly messy like painting, lay down some material on the floor to catch the mess and then just throw it in the bin at the end of the day.