Expert Organizers Reveal Their Secrets To Maintaining A Clean Home
One rule applies to everyone who wants to maintain a clean home: finish what you start. Whether it’s the laundry, cleaning out the closet, or preparing a meal.
Here are a few of our favorite inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated (and restore cleanliness in your home)!
As Albert Einstein once said, “Out of clutter, find simplicity.”
This is such a simple quote, and it’s a reminder you might want to keep on your pantry door!
Beginning the Journey to a Cleaner Home
Getting started on a big cleanup can be the hardest thing to do. At some point, you’ve got to stop reading article after article and put down the books on organizing.
The only thing that works is beginning.
Work out which things you want to keep and which you want to give or throw away. If you find it challenging to break your attachment to certain items, remember:
“When every possession is special, none of them are.”
― Kathi Lipp, Clutter Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space
Decluttering doesn’t have to mean throwing things away. Giving away unwanted items is great for the environment and fantastic for the receiver.
Allowing your belongings to become useful to others is easier to do after reading the following:
“… distinguish between what honestly moves you and what the world is telling you should melt your heart. If something doesn’t reach you on a personal level, let it go. It’s hard enough dealing with everything that does.”
― Judi Culbertson, The Clutter Cure: Three Steps to Letting Go of Stuff, Organizing Your Space & Creating the Home of Your Dreams
Think Twice … or More Often if Necessary
Once the clutter is gone, take steps to prevent the same situation arising again.
“We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.” – Donald Horban
Once your home is tidy, you will spend less time cleaning, but getting to that stage requires persistence.
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