Your possessions have now been decluttered, spot cleaned and organized with most of your furniture and possessions to flow in a comfortable safe way for all the family while reclaiming space within the cupboards and reorganizing the interior for a more practical use. We have also stored items that you will need in the future with easy access to the crawlspace.
In addition, we have highlighted the items to be returned to family members, to be sold or consigned while already donating items you no longer want that will help others and now it is gone you do not have to think about it anymore.
Now that the family room and laundry rooms have been reclaimed, by removing the obstacles, you can now develop a routine that will be easy to follow.
Please take the time to look in all the rooms, closets and cupboards to re-familiarize yourself with where items are placed and if you want to change something so that it works better please go ahead and do it. Just try to do it when you have some spare time such as when someone else is at home.
The sitting room now has enough seating for family and visitors.
The house looks calmer and this will save time and energy on a daily basis. It is safe for all occupants as all the roadblocks have now been removed as well as being easier to move around and find all items needed as clutter has gone. You don’t have to worry about the “unknowns” and you get to enjoy and relax in your home at its best instead of being stressed out. It will now be easy to tidy up when it gets occasionally untidy and it will.
All wardrobes and storage shelves now have some space for additional items that you may want and everything now has a “home” so it is either stored away or on display. All filing is up to date. The like items are with like items.
On a daily basis you should consider the following:
Create a routine that is right for you which includes
Take 10 – 15 minutes to clear the daily clutter prior to bedtime as well as after the morning rush. Try to do this after lunch too so there is never too much to do at any one time and you are not overwhelmed.
Try to do something that is relaxing and enjoyable, such as walking around the block or yoga.
The laundry is a big one as small children and husbands generate so much, you will have to incorporate this into the routine and learn to control it as best you can as this is one area where it can become overwhelming.
Although we did not spend any time outside, you have a lovely deck and backyard which you can enjoy this summer.
Little things make a difference such as:
- Corralling things in trays so they are easy to relocate to their homes.
- Always prune your paper pileups on a daily basis
- Keep coffee tables clear. At least 75%
- Purge items no longer required by placing in a box or taking directly to your vehicle.
- Take 10 minutes to de-junk a drawer as needed.
- Help the children become neatniks by tidying the toys away after each playtime and rotate toys so that not everything is out at the same time.
For cleaning, create a routine where if you hire a cleaner you can tell them what rotation you would like them to clean.
If you have a cleaner remove all clutter prior to them arriving so they can do a thorough job otherwise time will be wasted.
Cleaning on a weekly schedule and deep clean on a rotating basis.
In the bathrooms, start with putting the toilet bowl cleaner in the toilet and letting it sit while doing everything else. Do the same in the kitchen, spray sinks, countertops, and stove letting it sit for a few moments. Spray the dirtiest parts first, and then move around the room wiping everything down including the fridge. Then dust down cobwebs and dust light fixtures. Run your damp cloth along the baseboards and cabinet fronts, Finish with the toilet and clean the floor.
For your bedrooms, sitting rooms, and family rooms. Dust down any cobwebs and light fixtures. Dust all other furniture and picture frames; Change the sheets if needed if you’re in a bedroom. Run your duster along the baseboards, and then vacuum. Wipe down doorknobs and light switches.
Depending on your rotation deep cleaning every spring and fall is ideal with some jobs being done less or more often.
- Window cleaning
- Blinds and curtains
- Using the leather cleaner to clean furniture
- Vacuuming any fabric furniture or steam cleaning if
- Freezer and fridge clean out
- Polishing wooden furniture