Clean as you go.
Besides the regular cleaning day, I like to touch things up.
If I see that a mirror has gotten splattered, I clean it right then.
If I see something on the floor or carpet that doesn’t belong, I pick it up. I am talking about fuzz, crumbs, specks, dirt clods, etc.
After I sweep, I like the floor to keep looking clean so I pick up any little thing that catches my eye.
Try to take care of things as they happen or as you notice them. This really makes a difference.
Clean the clean!
Ok, this may push the limits for some of you, but here goes. Sometimes I think “the house isn’t very dirty; I don’t need to clean.”
This may be true and sometimes I do skip cleaning, but if I clean when it’s not very dirty it is not a very hard job and I keep up with everything.
Why wait until everything is messy and out of control?
You have just given yourself a huge, hard job. Who wants to clean then?
I dust even if it doesn’t look dusty because I don’t want it to look dusty. 🙂
If I basically clean the clean, my house never gets or looks very dirty and doesn’t feel out of control (which is important to Disciplined people like me)!
We had a fabulous time that impromptu Saturday night. I could relax and enjoy because the work had been done ahead of time. 🙂
Happy Cleaning! Oh, I just thought of something. My sister, Tricia, is fabulous at helping people declutter and organize. If that is something you would like help with, let me know and I will get you in touch with her.
Ta-ta for now. Blessings and blooms,
Glad you’re here!