After a long, stressful day everybody is eager to come back to their cosy home and relax. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Quite often, from the first step inside you have to get down to business – cleaning, cooking, and children.
But worry no more! I would like to bring to your attention a system that could help you keep your home clean and tidy and save you a lot of time.
The first key words you will need to familiarize yourselves with are “hot spot” and “fling boogie”. Hot spot is the place in your home where you can leave a note and all of a sudden there’s a pile of notes and memos. It could be on the coffee table, on the fridge or anywhere really. What you need to do is stay on top of those notes and memos. Keep them in one place – don’t let them conquer your living space. And, of course, try to finish the tasks in those memos!
Fling boogie is a way to fight the chaos at home by cleaning 27 things every day.
Another thing you can do is probably the most important of them all. It’s called the Evening Ritual. It is something that you do each and every night. First, before you go to bed clean up your home. I don’t say you have to sanitize the place and make it perfect – just put the table away, do the dishes, pick up dirty clothes and get the house ready for tomorrow. Second, think about the next day. Look at the schedule – think about what you can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner, prepare the clothes you will wear. Finally, give yourself some credit – take a hot bath or read a book. It is important to end the ritual with enjoyment.
If this seems like too much try beginning your evening ritual with small steps. Clean the sink until it’s shiny, get your outfit out of the dresser, put your old clothes in the laundry, and brush your teeth.
Once you get comfortable with the evening ritual you might start your morning ritual. It is similar to the first one only you do it when you get up. Start with making the bed and dressing up. Next step is to clean the bathroom and head for the kitchen. Remember to appreciate yourself! To summarize, dress yourself, make the bed, maintain cleanliness in the bathroom and the kitchen. Each morning do your morning ritual and each evening, before going to bed, do your evening ritual.
These rituals might seem like a burden, but once you get accustomed to doing it on a daily basis you will not even notice what it takes you to keep your place of living neat and tidy.