Do you want to keep a clean home?
Do you need to organize your life and home but don’t know where to start?
If you answered yes to one or both of these questions then read on. I have some helpful tried and true ideas to achieve your goal.
When a home is clean and organized it can make you feel physically and emotionally better. Everything is in its place and doesn’t feel like chaos. One of the great things, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! You can pride yourself on being frugal and effective at the same time.
When cleaning your home there are amazing ways to be efficient with your time as well as minimize the chemicals in your home. Great natural products to clean your home are vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap. All of these items cost pennies to use when you clean.
Make sure you have a good vacuum. Vacuum first. It stirs up the dust and then it settles again.
Use only water on wood floors. A steam mop works well to disinfect and clean at the same time.
If you have tile floors mix a ratio of vinegar and water (1:10) and mop your floor.
For dusting use, damp cloth and the great thing about that is you can wash it and use it again.
Organizing is a pretty simple process. Be in the right mood. You’re going to need to get rid of some stuff and clean. If you are not feeling it, don’t try it. If you’re feeling sentimental you’ll never get started on the right foot.
Gut everything! Take it all out of the cabinets, closet, drawer, whatever you are cleaning – take it all out and start over.
Go through the mess. Decide if it’s a keep, purge, or pass on. Keep it means it’s going back in, purge means trash, and pass on means donate to a charity or another person who might need it.
Clean it. Clean out the area before putting anything back. Vacuum, dust, wash, etc.
Decide what you want it to look like when you are done. Do you need baskets, shoe boxes, to help everything have a place and look nice? Baskets are great and you can get really nice ones at dollar stores.
Put it back together. Start putting the shoes in the shoeboxes and then on the shelf. Put the baskets in the drawers and fill them with your utensils, makeup, and more.
When you’re all done it looks cleaner, things function better, and you’ll keep your sanity.
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