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6 valuable tips for keeping a clean home this year.

How your physical space reflects your heart and soul

It happens to us all: we always come and go in a hurry and we never have the time we would like to take charge of cleaning the home.

That’s why the proposals of Mavis L. Arrington, a coach for moms expert in alternative education and homeschooling, who offer their advice through their page have seemed so important to me.

There he teaches you how to manage your time and multiply the productivity of your day to day, experiences that he has captured in his book “Organize your home in 30 days”.

Does that sound very practical? So that you can test some of Mavis’s advice, here are some ideas that will help you get to all the tasks – especially those of the home – that the day demands of you … without the tongue out!

Write down your next new smart habits at home:

1. MAKE THE BED ANYTHING ELSE TO LEAVE IT, AUTOMATICALLY.

It’s the last thing you want, I know. Maybe you’re not even thinking like a normal person. But it’s all about habits: get up, stretch the sheets, put them on, put the Nordic on top, pass your hands … and your room seems like something else. Duration: 1 minute

2. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MOMENTS IN WHICH YOU PASS BY BATHROOM OR KITCHEN TO CLEAN / ORGANIZE SOMETHING THERE.

You enter the shower with a cloth with a drop of bath cleaner in it and, while you shower, you pass it to the interior of the screens and to the taps, controls, etc.

When you clarify your body, you pass the artichoke through those areas and, while you are as good as new, your shower is complete.

Another option is to use multi-surface cleaning wipes, which are now available in almost all stores and large stores and whose price has been greatly reduced. They are cheap and, eye, are thrown into the basket of organic waste, never by the toilet (as much as they sell it like that on your label, that is something completely anti-ecological).

Well, while you wash, you can go this washcloth to the sink, the toilet, the mirror, the walls … The 2 minutes to wash your teeth with one hand, become 2 to clean the toilet with the other. And so, which Karate Kid gives near, and removes wax, you leave the service leaving it radiant and happy.

It’s about developing a practical and constructive look all the time: you open a closet, and while you’re looking for the nocilla, you review the state of the rest of the food and accessories. You throw what is in bad condition, you put more insight what is about to expire, you check what is missing, to buy it … and you take a napkin or cloth and you go through this area to remove dust or food debris. Tachán! A trip and you have already taken inventory, removed old things and planned your next purchase, in addition to cleaning the shelf.

3. THERE IS A 2 MINUTES RULE.

Most tasks that enlighten your home very much only take about 2 minutes. Pass the brush to sweep, vacuum the dust or pass a duster beforehand, pick up the sofa, empty that chair and clothes, put the shoes in place, clean the glass, check the food condition of the refrigerator, remove the dust of those figures, change the towels, change the garbage bag, organize the papers of a table, relocate the fridge or shower …

2 minutes + 2 minutes + 2 minutes + 2 minutes …

Have this list very clear and, when you have 2 minutes dead … what time do you say you’ve been? Are there 5 minutes left? So run: pick up the shoes and sweep the room!

4. SCRUBBING THE SOIL ONCE A WEEK IS SUFFICIENT.

Unless you carry out any “risky” activity at home, such as cooking, or construction work, etc. If you spend little time at home and are a hygienic person, once will serve to tune your floors.

Set a day to sweep or vacuum, and then scrub the floor. It’s 15 minutes that will make you happier for the rest of the week.

And if during the following days you drop something on the ground and you have to sweep, scrub or vacuum, take the opportunity to give the whole house and zero the meter. So How do you remove stain deck?

Scrub the decking and rinse thoroughly to restore the original wood color. If the stain on your deck is weathered and peeling, the first step in renewing your deck is to remove all the stain. Solid-color stains protect wood decks and look great when new, but even the best eventually flake and wear away.

5. DIVIDE THEM THE BIG TASKS IN SMALL.

We know that the burden of the size of what you are facing is the most anguishing. Forget this. Parcells and, for example, clean that closet or shelf bucket, every day. It will be much more bearable and just as effective after a few days.

6. CREATE YOUR OWN DAILY ROUTINES AND TRICKS.

Nobody better than you know your walks, ideas and coming to your house, every morning, every night. If you create your own intelligent habits, you will take advantage of every movement to do more in it. For this, watch the good waiters. They do something called “economy of movements”: every time they return to the bar, they look around to collect and order as many tables as possible on their way. Every time they leave the bar, they try to transport and distribute as much food and drink as possible. Each trip is optimized to the maximum.

If you visualize your own movements and analyze/exploit all their possibilities, you will discover that you do much more easily and even unconsciously. Your new self will have the house, its properties and also much cleaner, tidy and prepared simply because you learn to reprogram properly.

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