Simplify Your Home (Sanctuary)

My Favorite Cleaning Tip

Simple Simplifying Series … My Favorite Cleaning Tip

Let me clear something up real quick.  I don’t actually enjoy cleaning.  I’m strange, but not strange enough to think that scrubbing toilets is tons of fun.  Nope.  Not me.

However, I do looooooooooooove the feeling of cleaning being done.  It makes me feel like I got something accomplished that really matters and that my house is a pleasant place to be …. at least for me.

My home is my sanctuary (as it should be for everyone … well not my home for everyone, but you know what I mean).  I want it to be the place I enjoy going to at the end of the day, the place where I can hide from the world, and the place where I can recharge and relax.

But I also don’t want to spend all my time at home cleaning.

So I’ve embraced the concept of cleaning in small sections for short periods of time.

The easiest way to do this is Commercial Cleaning (cleaning during commercials).  It’s even easier if you’re watching something that has the commercial countdown in the corner of the screen.  You can declare that you have 90 seconds to get something done and then do it.  Of course some chores can’t be completely done in 90 seconds, but even those can be broken down.

Here are some examples of things that can be done quickly …

  • move laundry from the washer to the dryer
  • fold a load of towels
  • rinse dishes
  • load the dishwasher
  • sweep a floor
  • clean a floor
  • vacuum a room
  • dust a room
  • clean the bathtub
  • wipe down the kitchen counters
  • clean off the dining room table
  • pick up toys and/or dirty clothes

Obviously there is a little prep work involved with a few of these like getting out the broom or vacuum before the show even starts, but having those things out in clear sight is  just motivation to get it done on the commercial breaks.

Try it this week and see how much you can get done by simply doing Commercial Cleaning and if you have other people in your household then that’s just more you can get done quickly by working together.  In most cases if they’re old enough to make a mess then they’re old enough to help you clean it up.

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