With the New Year in full swing, many resolutions made have already been accomplished or are still going strong! If you are like many and still working from home you may have found the home and work life being combined a drain on your mental and physical health. In hopes to keep your work/home stress down we have a few tips on how to keep your home "tidy" without constantly feeling like you are cleaning. Happy 2021!
Thrive in a constant state of low-grade tidying, you soon wont even realize it.
The number one thing Tidy People understand is how valuable it is to develop some simple, non-drastic, tiny habits that when added together will change the level of tidiness in your home. Cleaning up all at once is hard, overwhelming and not fun.
Never let the sun go down on your mess.
Tidy People practice the quick reset, that might mean different things to you than the Tidy McTidersons down the street, and that’s okay. Maybe for you that means getting the entire family involved right after dinner and clean up for five timed minutes of tidying.
Don’t store things on the floor nor keep unused/unwanted items.
Stacks of books, the box that should have been dropped off at the thrift store two weeks ago to the laundry basket can all clutter up the floor and make your home seem messier than it really is.
Tidy People know this secret, you’ll never see stuff stored on their floors.
Don’t over decorate.
Tidy People value a cleared off surface more than a highly decorated surface. A bunch of pretty small things all over every surface only makes it harder to clean and to have your home look clean. Aim for 1-3 decorative pieces per surface depending on the surface size. This allows our house to still look pretty but at the same time, it seems clean, even if there’s a layer of filth!
Be Happy with “Clean Enough”.
You may want your house to be relatively clean and tidy but that doesn’t mean that every little thing has to be perfect. Try to follow the 80/20 rule – meaning that you are happy with 80% of the cleaning being done. Not getting caught up in all of the little details that make up the last 20%