Five Tips for Living With a Messy Person

Here are five tips for living with a messy person.

So, you’ve just moved in with someone you thought you knew like the back of your hand – until you saw how they live. With a mound of crumbs on the floor, muddy footprints, or stacks of dishes in the sink you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I live with such a messy person?” Well before you Google, “How to evict a messy roommate”, review these five tips from the cleaning experts at the Kirby Company to see if you can bring peace to your messy household!

1. Make a Chore List

Sure, it sounds good on paper. You finally have someone to split the bills with, a live-in friend, and someone to binge Netflix with.

Whether you’re moving in with your best friend, or settling down with a significant other, a chore list is crucial. It helps set boundaries and keep everyone organized with assigned cleaning tasks.

Place the chore chart on the refrigerator or another area that is viewable by everyone. It’ll take the stress of out needing to remind them daily. It will also help solve any disagreements about who did more in an attempt to push off responsibilities.

2. Patience

Living with someone else requires a lot of communication, compromise and more importantly, patience.

Remember that change takes time, and new habits don’t form overnight. We all work at different speeds and the same goes for the urgency one feels about cleaning. Like most situations in life, communication is key!

3. Recognize What They Contribute and Compromise

Do you remember how good it felt to be recognized for your efforts at work or school? It’s important to recognize others, too. We’re all guilty of getting caught up in our tasks, that we sometimes fail to see what someone else has added.

Sure, maybe they don’t clean up after they made a meal, but they did make the meal. Instead of focusing on what they didn’t do, focus on what they did do, and thank them for it.

4. Organize Your Clutter and Dispose or Donate What You Don’t Use

Cleaning is work, and like work, it can be overwhelming when there is a big pile of things in front of you that you don’t know what to do with.

To overcome overwhelming clutter, start by organizing piles of what you need to keep and what you can get rid of. Decluttering your personal space can not only free up space but make cleaning not seem so daunting.

5. Investing In The Right Cleaning System

From air fryers to blenders, our beloved appliances shave off the time we’re desperately trying to cling to. But what about your floor and furniture care situation? With so little time during the week, wouldn’t it be nice if you could have cleaner floors, faster?

With industry-leading airflow and patented technologies like Tech-Drive™, the Avalir 2 makes cleaning your home a breeze. Instead of multiple passes over one swatch of carpet, you’ll only need one to get the dirt that other machines leave behind. With our Multi-Surface Shampoo System and powerful attachments, you’ll have everything you need to keep your home spotless.

Using these tips and the best in-class Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System, your messy house can be transformed in no time! 

So, are you curious about what a Kirby Home Cleaning system can do for you? From deep cleaning your carpets to scrubbing your hard floors, the Kirby system’s variety of attachments can help keep your home spotless, even with the messiest roommate! Schedule a demo today to see it in action!