With 2015 coming to an end, it is time to take a look at what’s happened and what we want to happen to us next. Usually, the end of the year is a perfect time for preparing our resolutions for the new year. There are so many different resolutions you can make and those that have something to do with cleaning the house are probably not on the top of your priority list. After all, all of us are dreaming and lusting after big changes and accomplishing our biggest desires, but we have to remember that improvement comes with baby steps and with a combination of many things. Keeping your house clean the whole time will help you feel cosier and comfortable, allowing you more quality time with your family and loved ones. On the other hand, time is precious and you don’t want to spend it in scrubbing and vacuuming, because of that you have to stick to a simple and highly effective routine.
If a cleaning, organising and decluttering resolution hasn’t worked in the past, it won’t work for you again, so you have to change the way you approach it. Keep a few things in mind:
- No one is perfect. Cleaning habits and routines are a matter of learning and trying, no one is born with the talent.
- There are probably other people involved. It all depends on you if they are going to help, or if they are going to make things harder. We highly believe that cleaning habits are for the whole family!
- You either work outside the home or inside the home. Balancing between a full-time job and a perfect-looking home is a hard thing to do. Unless you are not highly motivated to balance these both, you will have to make compromises, often you will have to compromise with the way your house looks and feels like.
- As a human being you can get sick, tired and bored… and this is totally normal!
Then, let us have a look at some cleaning and organising tasks that can totally be a part of your New Year’s resolution list. First things first – decluttering plays a vital role. We know that sometimes it can be hard to throw away or give away things and so, but the less clutter and things you don’t need, the cleaner and more put together house you have! Without decluttering you won’t form any new habits, but simply moving the piles from one place to another.
Next thing you can change is your cleaning routine. If cleaning is very hard, takes too much time, efforts and energy, then you are not doing it right. Here is a step-by-step concept of simple, easy to implement and full of grace cleaning routine motivation you can adapt and improve:
- Decide when you will do the daily cleaning and make it work for your schedule. If you don’t have a block of time available, make sure to make all those spare minutes worth it.
- Spend 15 minutes before work and 15 minutes after work in cleaning and you will be surprised how much of a difference this trick makes.
- Don’t get disappointed in what you didn’t accomplish in that day – there is always tomorrow. Embrace the imperfection and keep going!
- Stop procrastinating, start today! You know the deal with New Year’s resolutions – you start the new year with a lot of motivation of accomplishing them and fail to do so one week later. Stop making excuses, if you don’t have the time for a cleaning routine set the timer for 5 or 10 minutes every day and you will then slowly increase the time for cleaning. You will be then surprised how much of a free time you actually can find.
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