Recently, I was at my friend's house and noticed how clean her kitchen was. She has two kids and a very busy life. When I complimented her on the overall tidiness, she told me her secret...
She read How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana White (the "Slob Comes Clean" blogger).
My friend walked me through the basic technique, which is designed for people who love to dive into specific projects but have a hard time keeping up on day-to-day chores.
This TOTALLY describes me and the book has been a breath of fresh air.
If you start your every weekend with a pile of dirty dishes and a messy living room to clean before you can even start having fun, try the approach taught in How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind.
It's working beautifully so far in our home... here's the cheat sheet (and if it sounds like what you need, I encourage you to read the book!)
1) Wash all your dishes every night before going to bed.
2) Put away dry dishes when you get up in the morning.
3) Sweep the kitchen floor every day (because as a result, you won't be able to have clutter underfoot any more).
4) Spend 5 minutes every night putting random things away (the impact of this is very cumulative).
If the list above sounds incredibly basic and wouldn't solve your problems, then the "Slob Comes Clean" world is not one that you need to visit. You are not a slob, and there are many other cleaning techniques for advanced people like you!
But if taking these steps would represent a real shift in how you live at home, then by all means, walk this way! I am so grateful for my friend for being a fellow slob and telling me about How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind.
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