Keep It Clean
Simple strategies for keeping your home clean and organized.
Reviewed on September 7, 2018
Here are seven tools to help you undo the messes around your home:
The 27-Fling Boogie: Take a garbage bag and quickly walk through your home and throw away 27 items. Then close the garbage bag and pitch it. Now take a box and collect 27 items to give away. Every time I do this I feel better and I am getting rid of the clutter in my home in the process.
The Hot Spot Fire Drill: Clutter attracts clutter. Get rid of that pile – whether it be in the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom – and find the surface underneath. Stop the Hot Spot from becoming a raging inferno.
The 5-Minute Room Rescue: Clear a path in your worst room. Just five minutes a day for the next 27 days and you will have a place that you can be proud to show anyone!
Use Post-It notes. Place them on your bathroom mirror and around your home. You don’t need to write the goal on them. A heart, star, or a smiley face will jog your memory.
Use a calendar. Don’t forget that you’re practicing for a whole month, so you have permission to be imperfect. Place a smiley face on your calendar each day you successfully practice your new habit. After a month, 30 smiley faces will be smiling back at you. Even if there are a few missing, it’s okay. There will be more smiles to keep you making progress.
Remind yourself that you are a bright and shining star. . When you’re having fun, the job will get done. Make a game out of everything you do.