Cleaning. The necessary evil of life. Unless, of course, it helps you de-stress, work through your problems, think and all that jazz. We’d rather it be done as fast as possible. So we rely on Simply Clean by Becky Rapinchuk to help us streamline our chores. She shares her tips below.
Here’s what I think about cleaning, routines, clutter, and mess: they’re part of life. You create the mess (or someone you love does) and it needs to be cleaned up. Cause and effect. The difference with the Simply Clean method is that it requires only a few simple actions that make sense every day. After a few weeks, maybe with a reminder on your phone or calendar, it’s committed to memory and that action starts to become a habit. That habit quietly turns into something that you “just do” and then, once you’re doing it, it is simply clean. The bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom—they practically clean themselves. So how do you get there?
More Quick Tips
Feeling overwhelmed or stressed over the state of a room or your whole house? Choose one surface and completely clear it, clean it, and put what was on that surface where it belongs. Relax, take a deep breath, and move on.
If it’s hard to wrap your mind around not using a top sheet, I get it! But I’ve found that washable duvet covers are a major time-saver. Making the bed becomes much easier.
The next time you’re in the market for a vacuum cleaner, look for one that has attachments and a HEPA filter. These two things will definitely help you as you’re working to keep your home clean and tidy.