Professional results and professional products go together. A few days ago I wrote about my decades-long use of janitorial cleaning supplies to clean my home. Not only do I use professional products, I use a professional system. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend all day cleaning. Rather, I want great results in minimal time. And guess what, that’s exactly what cleaning services do — that’s how they make money. So, I use their products and their systems to get the best results, very efficiently.
When I speak at conferences on organizing, I do my best to convince people (mostly women), that the work done in homes is worthy of the best quality equipment and products you can obtain.
Time after time I see families where men who are weekend warriors, who very occasionally do some kind of project requiring power tools — and they have a garage full of expensive gadgets. In the same house, laundry is being done multiple times each week, vacuums and dishwashers and stoves are being used every day — and the equipment (which was often shoddy to begin with) is only marginally working.
So wrong and so backward! The work of maintaining a home becomes much less burdensome when good tools are available. And, yes, a washing machine is a tool.
If you’re in a more technical field, you might need circuit analyzers, a variety of meters, thermal imaging cameras, or other professional equipment. You wouldn’t think of using subpar equipment to get the job done. Rather, you’d use the best you could reasonably afford.
Working at home is serious work, too. The tools used deserve adequate resources to make work efficient.