In your home and homeschool
Decluttering Daily Makes a Difference
Are you using your timer regularly to declutter in your home?
Many of us grew up with the mindset that we need hours to clean and declutter.
That goes back to perfectionism that you don’t start a project unless you have hours to complete it.
After using The FlyLady system for the past 15+ years, I have discovered that being consistent in my decluttering for 2 to 15 minutes a day makes a huge difference. I no longer have to have big cleaning projects during the spring or fall. I don’t have to crisis clean before someone comes over.
Right now, I am sitting in my Living Room, and I did my daily Zone Mission this morning. The boys have picked up their stuff. It is company ready, and we are not expecting anyone over.
Each evening, I spend 2 to 5 minutes decluttering stuff that has found its way to my Hot Spots. This part of my Before Bed Routine is as ingrained into my mind as Shining my Sink. I have to be sick in bed to miss doing either of these things daily.
Decluttering can be done where it fits your day the best. The main thing is to do it daily. If you have a lot of clutter, you will need to budget 15 minutes into your schedule. If you are just doing maintenance of your daily clutter, you may only need to declutter 2 to 5 minutes a day.
As a part of your children’s daily routine, ask them to spend a few minutes decluttering in their bedrooms. Children like to keep lots of little things I their bedrooms. Put a reminder on your calendar each day, and ask them to declutter in a specific area each day (floor, flat surfaces, closet, under bed, bathroom).
If you have not decluttered this way before, try it for the next few weeks. Let me know how you are doing!
Today’s Zone Mission is to dust along the top of your ceiling and along your baseboards.
Your Home Blessing for today is to dust and vacuum.
My menu plan for Tuesday is Taco Tuesday.
Have a blessed day!
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