While there's a time for rushing through home cleaning and repair tasks as quickly as possible to get back to living and enjoying the rest of your life, there are times when taking it a bit slower is advised. There are some tasks around the house where spending a bit more time getting through them can be an advantage. The next time you're set to tackle one of these home tasks, consider slowing down.
1. Removing a stain
While it is prudent to act quickly when a stain has just occurred, whether on upholstery, carpet or some place else, rushing into it without any thought isn't advised. That's because different stains and different materials need different stain fighting tools. So when a spill happens, carefully research what to do so you don't make things worse.
2. Fixing anything broken around the house
Very few of us enjoy repairing broken things around the house. But, unless we want to live surrounded by dysfunction, fixing things is often required to keep a house in tip-top shape. But like the above suggestion, this isn't something to speed through, either. Really examine what it is that is damaged/broken, come up with a fixing plan, create lists, watch or read tutorials, and go slowly to avoid mistakes and frustrations.
Hear me out on this one, because I know how tempting just rolling the vacuum over a few hot spots in the home can be. It can be quick, get the job done good enough and get you back to doing whatever you were doing. But have you ever compared the time difference between a quick vacuum job and a thorough one? It doesn't take that much longer to nudge a piece of furniture out of the way to vacuum under it or grab the right attachment to clean the baseboards or window sills. When you've already got the vacuum out of its resting place and in use, it might serve you to slow down a bit and do a bit more thorough job than usual to leave yourself with a cleaner and healthier home.