Tips For Single Moms To Deal With Messy House

Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Lori Pace

Having a messy house simply means that your house feels unclean and unorganized. Typically, it’s covered in clothes, toys, papers, and any other item that can clutter your home. A messy house is difficult to keep cleaning, and you’ll never know when to start. 

However, it’s important to keep in mind that a messy house can also be dangerous. Clutter can be trip or fire hazards and could also attract pests like mice and cockroaches. So, here’s tips to deal with your messy house.

Let’s Clean Your Messy House

Focus One Room At A Time

A house with most rooms in a mess can also mess with your head by contemplating where to start. That’s why it’s best to start at one room, and to avoid suddenly transferring to the other rooms. 

Doing so would help you stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Move to the other rooms once you finish one, and you’ll be surprised that you’ve gone through the whole house afterwards.

Plan A Cleaning Process For Your Messy House And Stick To It

Plan A Cleaning Process For Your Messy House
Have a plan and try to stick to it.

Plan the cleaning process, it’s important to make a priority list to keep you on track on what you should be doing first. However, it’s also important that you stick to your plan to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed.

Make A Routine For Home Management

A routine for cleaning will help you keep track of the time you set aside for specific chores for each day of a week. Doing so will keep you organized, but make sure to stick to it too. 

Make Use Of Baskets, Bins, Containers

Things having their own dedicated places makes it easier to clean up after yourself. So, having one would be beneficial for you and your family to help all of you know where you should be returning things to. 

There are many sizes and shapes to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. You can stack containers to save space and ensure that items don’t get dirty or dusty.

Declutter Regularly To Keep A Messy House Tidy

Declutter Regularly

Make sure to declutter regularly to keep your home tidy. Getting rid of things that you don’t need or use anymore makes your house easier to clean up.

Keep Surfaces Clear

One of the biggest problems when it comes to keeping a clean house is that surfaces tend to become cluttered with objects very quickly. Make it a habit to clear off all of your surfaces every day so there’s no excuse for clutter buildup.

Use Labels Wisely

Although labels can help you organize your belongings, they should only be used with care. Avoid using too many colors or overcrowding your labels. This will make it more difficult later.

Create An Organizational System For A Messy House That Works For You

There are many ways to organize your belongings. What works for one person might not work for another. You can experiment with many organizational systems until you find the one that best suits your needs.

Set Up A Storage Area

Set up a storage area

It can be useful to have a designated storage space for all your stuff if you have lots of it. It will be easier to locate things as you need them, and it will help prevent clutter building up. You should choose an area that is easily accessible and offers enough space to store all of your belongings.

Create Zones In Your Home

You can also create zones within your home to make cleaning more manageable. Designating areas in your home for different activities like the living room, dining area, and bedroom is one way to make cleaning easier. This will allow you to stay organized and prevent clutter.

Also make a “drop zone”. Children and pets can make it difficult to keep your home clean. You can make it easier by creating a “drop zone” for everyone to leave their belongings upon entering the house. This will help prevent clutter from building up.

Have Realistic Expectations For A Messy House

When it comes to organizing and cleaning your home, it is important to be realistic. You won’t be perfect every time and that’s OK! Don’t be discouraged if things don’t go according to plan. Messy houses are something that everyone experiences, even the best!

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!