First, I want to thank every visitor for the amazing turnout during the first two days of my launch! So far, one request has stood out from the rest: “Give me a top to bottom cleaning plan!” I’ve heard you loud and clear! We have one coming down the pike shortly, but before you create an efficient top-to-bottom cleaning plan, you have to do one important thing.
Organization does NOT mean everything is always in place. All organization means is everything HAS a place.
Mail, shoes, toys, stuffed animals, cleaners, toiletries, medications, magazines, books, etc. just need to have a home. Everyone can organize based on what makes sense to them.
I like to group items based on where I use them. Shoes always coming off in the living room and not the doorway? Put a shoe bin where it’s most conveniently accessible. Do your kids have a problem with not putting away trash upstairs? Put a trash can in every room to encourage them throwing it away. Laundry piles out of control? Put a hamper wherever your family tends to shed layers. Organize using sensible tactics for your family. And have fun doing it! Go to the container store, or Ikea, or Big Lots, ha! Get on Pinterest and build your own boxes!
But if you want cleaning to be easier, items in your home need to have a home of their own. That way you’re not spending double the time picking things up. Think of ways to gather the chaos off the counter, off the floor and out of the way. Expose your house so we can get cleaning!