If you have mental health issues that interfere with your ability to maintain your home, you might find the following tips to be quite useful.
1. Use a carpet cleaning service
If your poor mental health has resulted in your home's carpets being neglected for a long period of time, it might be worth availing of a carpeting cleaning service, rather than trying to deep clean them yourself. The reason for this is as follows; if you tackle this task yourself using a domestic hoover and some household cleaning chemicals, the end results of your hard work will probably be very unimpressive.
This is because, when a carpet isn't cleaned for months on end, things like dander, dust, soil particles and other debris sink deep into the fabric and get tangled in the carpet fibres, to the point where only a powerful commercial hoover with a lot of suction will be able to remove them. If you devote an hour or more to hoovering your carpets, only to find, at the end of this laborious process, that they look as dirty as they did when you first began, you may find yourself feeling very disheartened. If you're already feeling mentally fragile and had to summon up all your strength to just get this job done, these poor end results could make you feel even more down and emotional.
Getting the carpeting deep-cleaned by someone who does this work for a living (and who, therefore, has the powerful equipment and skills needed to do it very well) will give you a clean slate to start from, and in doing so, will motivate you to keep the carpets in pristine condition from now on. After the deep-cleaning process is finished, all you will have to do to maintain the results is run your hoover over the carpets for a few minutes every week or so.
2. Commit to doing just 10-minute bouts of home maintenance work
One of the problems people with poor mental health experience is that they are easily overwhelmed by long lists of household tasks. This can then result in them burying their head in the sand and not doing any chores at all, which can, in turn, lead to their homes falling into a state of disrepair.
If this sounds familiar, don't worry; there is a simple way to overcome this issue. All you need to do is commit to doing just 10-minute (or even 5-minute) bouts of home maintenance work. Set a timer on your phone and just try to complete as many tasks as possible during your allotted time period. You might be surprised at how much you can get completed when you know you only have to work for a short amount of time. During a 10-minute period, you could, for example, easily fill up the dishwasher, change the filter in your air conditioner, replace a broken light bulb, dust a few windowsills and give your hallway a quick sweep.
Knowing that you never have to work for more than 10 minutes at a time should make the daunting prospect of maintaining your home a lot less overwhelming, even if you're having a bad mental health day (or week). For more information, contact your local carpet cleaning service.