Friday, April 12, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
I just got back from visiting my grandbaby and her mom. This made me think of tidying up and habits that homeowners can aquire, even when life happens. Having a new baby can be overwhelming and the house is usually the last thing to think about. Abbie was continually tidying up at the end of the day, just so it wouldn't get overwhelming. Great plan! Tidy homes are created out of habit. Here are 5 habits of people with tidy homes, so that you too can have a house that looks like a magazine feature all the time... or at least some of the time.
1. Having a Schedule
Letting clutter accumulate is the easiest way to get a messy home. If you are waiting until the mess is unbearable, you're going to be overwhelmed by it every time. By creating a cleaning schedule, you can manage the cleaning of your home instead of avoiding it. Create tasks for each day, like a day for dusting and a day for vacuuming, so you are doing a little bit of deep cleaning every day. Hmmm.... bite size chunks are so much easier to deal with then the whole meal.
2. Create Lists-ooh, I love lists! Who is with me on this?
Break down everything in your home that needs to be cleaned on a list. By creating a list, you will be able to cross off what you complete as you go! Oh, the thrill of crossing items off a list!! This visual helps you to stay on track and feel like you're accomplishing your goals. WIN!
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3. A Place for Everything
Organization is the key to a tidy home. If every item in your house has its own home, cleaning will be much easier. This especially helps to prevent junk drawers or counters overflowing with random household items.
4. Get Rid of Clutter
If a junk drawer is already overflowing in your house or you have a closet where you've been stuffing items with no other place to go, it is time to purge. Follow Marie Kondo's advice and get rid of anything that doesn't bring you joy---especially clutter.
5. Baskets are Best
While it is important to maintain organization when using them, baskets can be extremely helpful to organize and reduce clutter-- especially if you have children or pets. While it is easier to manage our own clutter, it can be difficult to put every toy or childcare item away properly when we are in a rush. By having decorative baskets throughout your home, you can quickly clear out an area if you have guests coming over without scrambling to put all those items where they are meant to go. It is important to add basket organization to your cleaning list, that way they do not become just another junk drawer of sorts.
Work on creating these habits in your own home and soon enough, you'll be the one who doesn't mind when your friends stop by at any hour for a visit. Additionally, it will make packing up your home a cinch when everything is in place or has been purged.
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