Keeping a House Clean

organizing 2It can be frustrating after a home owner hires a cleaning service Salt Lake City to clean his or her house and the house is messy again just two days later. Often this happens because the home owner shares his or her house with a family. Add pets into the equation and the house does not stand a chance to stay clean for very long. This is why it is important to keep up with cleaning a little bit every day. This practice in combination with hiring a cleaning service that will clean the house every week or every other week should be sufficient to keep the house in decent shape.

The home owner can perform the tasks that are easy to perform on a daily basis. Examples of this type of work include vacuuming, keeping surfaces free of clutter and doing the laundry. The cleaning service Salt Lake City can perform these tasks as well (albeit in a more thorough and professional manner) but will also perform the tasks that are more difficult or are perhaps less obvious to perform. The prime example of this kind of task is dusting but also includes cleaning out of reach surfaces and areas behind objects.

House cleaning is difficult work but it has to be done in order for a home owner to feel good about where he or she lives. The home is a place where a home owner will spend a significant amount of his or her life. Nobody really wants to clean a house but nobody wants to live in a messy house. This is why hiring a cleaning service is money well spent not only because it results in a professionally cleaned house but also because it frees up time in a home owner’s life to do other things.

The Mysteries of the Mind and Home Cleaning in Salt Lake City

cleaning productsThe benefits of hiring a cleaning service Salt Lake City are legion. The first and most important benefit is that your house will be clean after you do so. This may seem like a perfectly obvious statement of fact and indeed one that probably need not be mentioned in an article for the purpose of convincing someone to hire a cleaning service. It does however bear mentioning because often the most obvious facts are over looked. This is especially true when one lives in a messy house. As the ancient proverb tells us a messy house is often associated with a confused mind. As an interesting aside, in Sigmund Freud’s signature work “On the Interpretation of Dreams” he states that a dream about a house is symbolic of the inner workings of the mind of the dreamer. It makes sense therefore that if one lived in a messy house he or she might not be fully capable of connecting the dots (as it were) regarding the primary benefit of hiring a cleaning service.

Strongly correlating to this first primary benefit of hiring a maid service Salt Lake City is the added psychological benefit that when one hires a house keeping service Salt Lake City he or she need no longer dwell on the fact that his or her house requires cleaning. This may also seem like an obvious truth that does not require mentioning. However, when one is freed of this psychological burden he or she will experience a feeling of liberation. This feeling of liberation is actually the freeing up of mental energy that had been previously devoted elsewhere. Once this mental energy has been freed it can then be devoted to more beneficial and profitable areas of interest. Home cleaning Salt Lake City is essential to a clear mind and the ability to maintain focus. Fortunately there are many services available to hire for this purpose.

A Clean Living Space Increases Productivity

cleaning productsI am a firm believer in keeping my living space clean. When my living space is clean my thinking is clearer and my state of being is less agitated. By contrast, when my living space is cluttered and unclean, my thinking becomes scattered and my anxiety level increases. This negative mindset only becomes exacerbated the longer I remain in this state of affairs because the idea that I should clean up sits in the back of my head and nags me constantly. It takes energy to keep this nagging at bay and this is energy I could be using for other purposes.

Certainly cleaning takes time that I could otherwise be using for other seemingly more productive purposes. But I think that it would be a mistake to use this logic as an excuse not to clean myself or to hire a cleaning service in Salt Lake City to do the job for me. The reason for this is simple. If I do not clean and my mind becomes scattered and my anxiety level rises I will become less productive because the energy I would be using to be productive is now either being spent to keep the nagging voice at bay or is depleted and spent through anxiety. This will effectively nullify any gains in productivity I might have reaped by spending less time cleaning and more time trying to be productive.

I truly believe I have a finite amount of energy to expend each day. If I do not clean or hire a cleaning service in Salt Lake City to clean for me a portion of that energy will be dissipated in anxiety. If my thinking is scattered I loose whatever remaining energy I have because I cannot effectively focus it towards being productive. This is why I have found that by simply taking the time to keep my living space clean I will actually increase my productivity in the long term.

Don’t Cut Corners When Cleaning and Pour Grease Down the Drain

If you are like me you start cleaning with all the right intentions and you are ready to see the job through to its end. But ten minutes into the job you start to think

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about better things you could be doing with your time. This is when the urge to cut corners and hire a maid service reveals itself. You might (literally) sweep things under the rugs or shove them in a closet or drawer where they will be safely out of sight. Those techniques are relatively harmless but one thing you should never do to cut corners is pour grease down the drain of your kitchen sink.

You should never do this because grease will collect over time and clog up your pipes which may back up your plumbing with disastrous results. This happens because when the fat contained in the grease comes into contact with other chemicals (particularly calcium) it creates a semi-hard, soap-like substance that then adheres to the walls of your pipes. Eventually this will block the pipe and your waste water will back up.

Even if the grease makes it through your pipes and out of your house it will eventually make its way to the sewer where it will come in contact with grease from other people’s houses and create the same problem but now on a much larger scale. According to the Journal of Oleo Science grease is to blame for 47% of sewer overflows in the United States per year.

Instead of pouring grease down the drain, pour it in a container (I use a coffee can) and put it in the refrigerator. The next time you have grease to dispose of put it on top of the old congealed layer. When the container is full, throw it away in the garbage.

If you are feeling particularly eco-friendly you may want to check with your local recycling plant to see if they will take your grease.

If you are one to cut corners when cleaning, maybe it is time to look into hiring a cleaning service.