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  • Why Is It So Hard to Keep My House Clean?


    It's time for a little self-examination.


    Cleaning a house can feel like endless work. By the time you get everything organized, it falls back into a state of messiness and the whole cycle begins again. But if you're feeling particularly overwhelmed by keeping a tidy home, there could be some obstacles making it even harder for you. Consider the following list of problems (taken in part from this article on Apartment Therapy) and assess whether these are making your cleaning efforts less effective than they could be otherwise.


    Public Domain1. Unsplash

    1. Too much stuff


    This is a very common and significant hurdle2 to keeping a tidy house. If you simply have too much stuff crammed3 inside your walls, it will be nearly impossible to maintain a state of organization and to clean efficiently4. As Shifrah Combiths wrote on Apartment Therapy, "You need to get rid of things in order to live within the parameters5 of the physical space you inhabit."这是保持房间整洁的一个常见而重要的障碍。如果你只是在你的墙壁里塞满了太多的东西,它将几乎不可能保持一个有序的状态和有效地清洁。正如Shifrah Combiths在《公寓疗法》一书中所写的那样,“你需要摆脱一些东西,才能在你所居住的物理空间的参数范围内生活。”

    2. No proper spot to put things


    My mother has been misplacing her keys for decades, but I attribute the problem to the fact that there is no logical place to put her keys when she walks through the front door. Installing a hook on the wall would fix that instantly. Having a spot that's not only right but also intuitive to put things away makes cleaning far easier. Don't fight your instincts. If you never want to use a coat hanger6, get a stand or a wall hook. If you never carry shoes upstairs to your bedroom closet after use, make a place for them downstairs.


    3. You don't know where to begin


    Sometimes you can feel like you're in too deep when it comes to clutter7. Let the experts guide you at this point. Read some detailed8 cleaning guides (there are lots on Apartment Therapy and Clean My Space). Pick up a book on decluttering; I'm a fan of Joshua Becker's writings on this topic, and Marie Kondo also never fails to inspire. It's amazing what a difference it makes when you have someone telling you exactly what to do.


    4. Not enough time or help


    Is your life jam-packed with dozens of other activities that make housecleaning fall to the bottom of the priority list? Don't let it! A disastrously9 messy house will affect your mental wellbeing and create even more stress in your life by eating up time spent searching for things.


    Eke10 out some cleaning time in your weekly schedule, even if it's just a few minutes each day. Make sure everyone in the household is pitching in, even children. If you're able, hire a house cleaner to come in weekly, biweekly, or even monthly, just to help you stay on top of things.


    5. You're too hard on yourself


    If you feel perpetually discontented with the state of your home, perhaps it's time to reevaluate your own standards.


    This is a concept I've struggled to accept over the years. With young children running around the house (who like to play in the dirt) and very limited closet space in a 100-year-old home, there's more clutter than I'd like to see, but I realize it is a natural side effect of my current life circumstances. The time will come for more orderliness, but it's not right now.


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    1 domain [dəˈmeɪn] ys8xC   第7级
    • This information should be in the public domain. 这一消息应该为公众所知。
    • This question comes into the domain of philosophy. 这一问题属于哲学范畴。
    2 hurdle [ˈhɜ:dl] T5YyU   第9级
    • The weather will be the biggest hurdle so I have to be ready. 天气将会是最大的障碍,所以我必须要作好准备。
    • She clocked 11. 6 seconds for the 80 metre hurdle. 八十米跳栏赛跑她跑了十一秒六。
    3 crammed [kræmd] e1bc42dc0400ef06f7a53f27695395ce   第8级
    adj.塞满的,挤满的;大口地吃;快速贪婪地吃v.把…塞满;填入;临时抱佛脚( cram的过去式)
    • He crammed eight people into his car. 他往他的车里硬塞进八个人。
    • All the shelves were crammed with books. 所有的架子上都堆满了书。
    4 efficiently [ɪ'fɪʃntlɪ] ZuTzXQ   第8级
    • The worker oils the machine to operate it more efficiently. 工人给机器上油以使机器运转更有效。
    • Local authorities have to learn to allocate resources efficiently. 地方政府必须学会有效地分配资源。
    5 parameters [pə'ræmɪtəz] 166e64f6c3677d0c513901242a3e702d   第7级
    因素,特征; 界限; (限定性的)因素( parameter的名词复数 ); 参量; 参项; 决定因素
    • We have to work within the parameters of time. 我们的工作受时间所限。
    • See parameters.cpp for a compilable example. This is part of the Spirit distribution. 可编译例子见parameters.cpp.这是Spirit分发包的组成部分。
    6 hanger [ˈhæŋə(r)] hanger   第10级
    • I hung my coat up on a hanger. 我把外衣挂在挂钩上。
    • The ship is fitted with a large helicopter hanger and flight deck. 这艘船配备有一个较大的直升飞机悬挂装置和飞行甲板。
    7 clutter [ˈklʌtə(r)] HWoym   第9级
    • The garage is in such a clutter that we can't find anything. 车库如此凌乱,我们什么也找不到。
    • We'll have to clear up all this clutter. 我们得把这一切凌乱的东西整理清楚。
    8 detailed [ˈdi:teɪld] xuNzms   第8级
    • He had made a detailed study of the terrain. 他对地形作了缜密的研究。
    • A detailed list of our publications is available on request. 我们的出版物有一份详细的目录备索。
    9 disastrously [di'zɑ:strəsli] YuHzaY   第7级
    • Their profits began to spiral down disastrously. 他们的利润开始螺旋形地急剧下降。
    • The fit between the country's information needs and its information media has become disastrously disjointed. 全国的信息需求与信息传播媒介之间的配置,出现了严重的不协调。
    10 eke [i:k] Dj6zr   第11级
    • They had to eke out a living at a tiny income. 他们不得不靠微薄收入勉强度日。
    • We must try to eke out our water supply. 我们必须尽量节约用水。

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