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The Importance of Recurring House Cleaning


Practicing recurring house cleaning is critical for those wishing to maintain a spotless home and reduce the amount of time it takes to do so.

Generally, there tend to be two kinds of people when it comes to house cleaning: those that spend hours scrubbing down the entire house once it gets bad enough, and those that clean their home regularly. Both of these methods are effective, but those who never try recurring house cleaning miss out on its many advantages.


4 Key Benefits of Recurring House Cleaning

1. Less Stress

Studies show that the act of cleaning and achieving a clutter-free home can minimize feelings of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and even depression.

Pushing off cleaning duties until you’re stepping over junk is bound to lead to some unwanted stress. On the bright side, when you tidy up on a regular basis, your stress levels tend to stay lower. With consistent cleanliness, you know what to expect when you step through the door. You aren’t overwhelmed by clutter, don’t need to drop what you’re doing to start picking up, or feel like you can’t even enjoy your home. Instead, your house feels like the relaxing paradise it should be.

2. Always Guest-Ready

Don’t you hate it when someone drops by on short notice, and your house looks like a herd of buffalo just ran through your living room? It puts you into an adrenaline-filled panic of quickly cleaning as best you can with little time, hoping you won’t be silently judged when they arrive.

With recurring house cleaning, your house is always ready for unexpected guests! You can rest easy knowing your home is presentable enough to pass an unofficial inspection.

3. Prevents Long Cleaning Sessions

Who likes spending hours of their weekend deep cleaning the house? Practically nobody. Unfortunately, that’s the only alternative if you don’t practice recurring house cleaning. Unless you keep up with chores, the mess can grow out of control and require some real elbow grease to take care of.

Think of it like this: Would you rather clean twenty minutes every weekend or three hours every month? If you value your time, the answer is simple.

4. Helps With Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Combine that with the fact that indoor air pollutants are 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor pollutants, and consistent cleaning becomes a bit more beneficial.

Unfortunately, many people are prone to allergies that turn them into a sneezing, puffy-eyed mess. Whether this is due to dust, pets, or the changing seasons, it’s never fun to deal with. Thankfully, consistently cleaning your home can help reduce any symptoms you might experience.

Consistently cleaning certain areas of your home is enough to improve the air quality and minimize festering bacteria, making the typical effects of allergies much less potent.

The benefits of recurring house cleaning are undeniable, but before you can commit to regular tidying, a thorough deep clean is recommended to make the process easier going forward. Read here to learn more about what a deep clean might include!

Tips for Prioritizing Recurring House Cleaning

Even though recurring house cleaning takes far less time to achieve a spotless home when compared to deep cleaning, it needs to occur more often. It can be difficult for some people to prioritize tidying up when they have little free time or the house “doesn’t look that bad.” However, the less priority you put into regular cleaning, the easier it is for your home to regress into a clutter-filled mess.

Here are a few tips for making recurring house cleaning a priority:

  1. Utilize timers: Short timers can help you jump into regular cleaning sessions a bit easier. Set one for an appropriate amount of time and work to get as much cleaned up as possible before it runs out. You might be surprised just how much work can get done in just fifteen or twenty minutes when you clean without distractions. When the timer stops, you drop what you’re doing and call it a day.
  2. Make a priority list: It’s hard to prioritize recurring house cleaning when you don’t know what areas of your home are a priority. Try making a list of chores that need doing around the house, starting from the most important to the least. This way, if you only get to the first couple of tasks on the list, you can relax knowing what needed to get done was accomplished.
  3. Consider the alternative: If you have difficulty establishing a cleaning routine, consider what things might look like if you don’t. If you decide to skip a cleaning session or two, you only push the accumulated mess onto the pile and create more work for yourself later. Over time, this can turn a quick twenty-minute cleaning session into a half-day’s work. If that sounds like a lot, you might prefer to let someone else take care of it instead.

Let Purple Maids Be Your Recurring House Cleaner in Seattle

Keeping up with regular house chores is incredibly important, and with the right mindset, anyone can do it. However, if you’d rather take a back seat and let professional Seattle house cleaning services do consistent cleaning for you, Purple Maids has your back.

Purple Maids offers customizable scheduling options, including daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly, giving you complete flexibility and control over how often you would like your home cleaned. Our recurring maid services in Seattle clean every inch of your kitchen, bathrooms, living rooms, and more to save you time and deliver a tidy home.

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Ebony BrownEbony Brown
22:51 19 Aug 22
Dianna was amazing! She was very punctual, thoughtful, and detailed in cleaning and organizing things in our house. She went above and beyond. She really gave us a fresh start after being displaced in our home for the last 4 months with two toddlers and a kitchen remodel and several other dusty and dirty home projects. Thank you so so so much Dianna! God bless you! It feels like a brand new home in here!!!!
Margi LMargi L
19:38 09 Aug 22
She was very nice and went about her work very quietly. All of the rooms were nice and clean. The kitchen and bathroom fixtures all shining like new. Appliances and sinks were nice and shiny. Overall I am very happy with the clean apartment. I love the purple top, just to remind me of the company name. FYI, I just moved in to this apartment in May and have made some tiny improvements in the appearance, but as the years go by, just not able to do all that I wish to do. Glad for the help.
Ariel RubyAriel Ruby
19:10 28 Jul 22
Diana was friendly, efficient, and left our place nice and clean—we had a deep clean from a certain big cleaning company recently and she got spots they missed even though this was a standard clean! So glad we got someone with her level of professionalism. The company communicates well, answers questions quickly, and makes it easy to schedule cleaning.
Busy IzziBusy Izzi
03:08 19 Jun 22
We signed up with The Purple Maids to provide support for some friends and didn't realize we'd see them in action when we dropped by our friends' home for a little visit last week. Diana was doing beautiful work and it was a delight to see what a blessing she is to our friends! She was very thoughtful with regard to coordinating use of space as she cleaned, and she took time to do some "little extras" that really impressed us. We're so thankful for Diana and The Purple Maids!!
Ayesha TellisAyesha Tellis
22:04 24 May 22
Libby and Florinda did such a thorough and wonderful job. It was my first experience with the service and I’m so thrilled with the job they did. Anastasia and Gloria were great at scheduling me and walking me through the service. 100% recommend!
Rhiannon BallardRhiannon Ballard
21:18 04 Aug 21
Excellent results!! I am very impressed. My family and I moved out of a rental and wanted to have it cleaned professionally. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous when only one lady showed up to clean a 2,000 square foot home, but Valaria is an army of one. This girl cleaned every inch in every corner. She didn’t miss a single cob web. And the bill was even on the low end of the quote! I couldn’t be more pleased and I will be booking these folks for all of my future cleaning needs. Thank you Purple Maids!!
Tammy Lopez (Tammy)Tammy Lopez (Tammy)
00:24 25 Jul 21
Loved it. Olivia did an amazing job. Thank you!
Chad SChad S
21:06 24 May 21
Anastasia and her team are wonderful! We have had several cleaning companies clean our house, and they are by far the best, most thorough company we have used! They are so friendly, easy to work with, and payments are easily handled. Would highly recommend!
Jennifer EvangoJennifer Evango
14:42 01 May 21
I have been using The Purple Maids for a few months now and they do a great job every time!
Danielle DuPontDanielle DuPont
23:33 26 Jan 21
We started using Purple Maids at multiple multi family housing complexes in Pierce County once the pandemic hit to utilize their Covid-19 disinfecting services in our units. This giving our new tenants ease that their unit has been fully disinfected and sanitized prior to moving in. The staff is professional and responsive from the easy scheduling to the cleaning service they provide. I would highly recommend Purple Maids!

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