My mother always told me that cleaning is not a matter of being a woman or a man. It’s about creating an environment that is inviting and promoting hospitality while giving a sense of peace and serenity to your daily life.
When your house is messy and chaotic, your life is messy and chaotic. When your house is dirty and smelly, you bring that with you to the outside world. Your clothes stink of sour week old cigarette or stench of dog pee and poo. Your private home life seeps into your public persona—not just look but also how you treat the world.
Uncleanliness is a sign of disrespect for your surrounding. If you can’t even respect your private sanctity, how do you expect to respect the outside world?
I see kids throw trash on the ground, leave food on tables. I see grown men leave their shoes scattered in living room, underwear and clothes hanging on couches and chairs. I would be embarrassed to bring visitors to a place of filth and mess.
Because I have a lot of allergies, pollen, dust, mites, etc, I have to always dust my place, vacuum daily, do my laundry weekly. They are basic routines to keep your life organize. There’s an old saying, before you can rule a country, you must learn how to govern yourself. And to me, that means creating habits and rituals that the public will deem worthy of respect.
No one will respect a slob. Money can buy a maid but it cannot buy class and ethics. So though cleaning is gross and hard but if you do it daily, they become easier and less daunting. Every change is hard but habit is easy.