If you are anything like me, now that 2020 is here, you have set personal goals, professional goals, and home goals for yourself. One of my home-related goals is to try my very best to keep my home tidy (as much as possible, at least).
This is so hard because I feel like there are just not enough hours in the day: how in the world do people get everything done?!
As an adult, you are supposed to go to work and spend 8+ hours a day there, come home, workout, make a somewhat healthy-ish dinner, make sure that you have lunch for the next day, and then I’m supposed to clean my home, do laundry, and figure out a way to implement self-care into my day, as well? It just honestly seems impossible.
But, I am not the first person who has learned how to balance it all and I won’t be the last, so I know that I can do it and achieve all of my goals this year one way or another – I just have to take it in baby steps. My first baby step is keeping the house tidy, and here are a few of my tips on how I am going to do so:
Utilize help…and I don’t mean a cleaning service (although, that is great too!). Buy a roomba, or another robot vacuum, to help you knock out cleaning tasks without you actually having to spend time doing anything. This is so important when it comes to keeping a tidy house without spending a ton of time on it.
Figure Out What’s Important To You
The first step that you need to take when trying to keep a tidy house is figuring out what’s important to you…and tossing what you do not need (or what is not important to you). Have you heard of Marie Kondo? She declutters based on what does not bring her joy. So, if you go through each item in your home, ideally, you will figure out if that specific item brings you joy or not. The items that do not bring you joy, you will toss.
Doing this helps you live intentionally and also helps you create an intentional living space, as well. I am sure you have PLENTY that you can get rid of and the good thing about it is that once you declutter, it will make it so much easier when it comes to keeping a tidy house. So, how do you declutter without feeling stressed out?
First, start room by room. You can go about this two ways: start with the room that you are dreading first to knock it out of the way and only have ‘easier’ rooms to go, OR knock out all of the easier rooms first and only have one harder room to do at the end. I personally recommend knocking out the room that you are dreading most first because if you don’t you will more than likely put it off.
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Once you get rid of all your unnecessary items, organize everything that is left to make cleaning easier and faster for you going forward. When you free up space and then find a specific spot for your item(s), your cleaning time will dramatically decrease each time you start your cleaning process. It has been great when it comes to keeping a tidy house with a short amount of free time to do so.
Use 30 Minutes Each Day
My last tip for you is to take thirty minutes each day to clean. Unload and load the dishwasher, wipe down the counters, maybe run a load of laundry, or vacuum and/or mop. Whatever you need to do that day to keep your home tidy, write it down, and then get it done. Maybe setting a calendar works best for you. For example – Monday: dishes and floors, Tuesday: laundry and dishes, Wednesday: dusting and mopping, etc. Each home looks different when it comes to cleaning needs, so make sure own ‘calendar’ and go from there!
This simple tips are easy to implement and will have you falling in love with your home again in no time!