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My Home is a Disaster! That’s what we all like to say but is it really that bad?

Believe me,  I get it.. I have three kids and a husband who’s like a kid. They leave a trail of disaster and slime behind them no matter how hard I try to clean it up.

It’s just life and it happens to the best of us.

But there are ways to clean it up and make it less frustrating.

Even as all of your efforts are destroyed by your family as they move through like a tornado, there are things you can do to minimize the disaster area and I am going to show you how. { You have to keep a sense of humor about these things or it will drive you crazy 🙄 }

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You need to tackle the mess with Strategy. You’d think cleaning would be simple enough but approaching it with a very specific plan and doing some parts of it each day will really simplify things and it will help you get it done.

So let’s begin..

Planning The Cleanup 

Make an appointment with yourself each day and keep it! Write it down on a schedule and carve out that time specifically for this task.

If you have a set time and you know exactly what you’re supposed to be doing, this will help you get the job done. That’s how you begin, Just with a plan.

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Carve out a bit of time each day for a week or two and tackle the clutter. Maybe it’s 15 minutes a day, maybe an hour { the longer you spend each day, the quicker you can be done obviously }

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Clear The Clutter

There are spots in your home that gather junk. You know that counter or table or shelf and once it starts you just keep piling stuff there. It becomes the designated area for your crap and everybody knows it so they keep putting junk there too.

So the first thing you want to do is begin with these areas. Remove all the clutter and clear it completely. Let everyone know that it’s a clutter-free zone from now on.

This act alone will help tremendously in making you feel better about your space.

The first two or three days during your appointed time you can work on this task.

Tackle Bigger Projects in Small Steps Too

I know there are some hidden places in your home that seem like a horrible abyss of clutter and crap. We all have them, Mine is the hall closet and it’s what nightmares are made of. I have 3 kids who just throw their stuff in there.

But the easiest way to deal with spaces like this is with baby steps. Your plan of attack should be just like the Cluttery spots we talked about before.

Just take 15 or 30-minute increments each day and address a part of the mess. Set a timer too. It will make you feel accomplished and like your mountain of mess is slowly receding. It’s a good feeling each time that little buzzer goes off.

Be Brutal About What You Through Out

Do you really need all that stuff? I know it’s hard to let go of things, believe me, but sometimes you just have to brutal and let go.

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You can donate some of it or maybe even sell some of it on Ebay and make a little extra money. But if that ends up being an excuse for you to keep it and you know you won’t do it then toss it out!

Just LET GO. A fun way to do this is to get a garbage bag and set a timer for 15 minutes. Go from room to room and fill it up completely. Then get rid of it.

Be Mindful 

In the future be mindful of the stuff you bring into your home. Ask yourself if you really need it and be mindful of bringing in things that you know will end up in a pile somewhere. Maybe find a better way of disposing of it.

Make It A Routine

Finally, you should make these cleaning habits a routine so that clutter doesn’t get out of control again. You can schedule two, fifteen-minute increments a week and tackle any new clutter that’s found its way into a new space. Because clutter seems to migrate once you clear it from one area. A new clutter spot will pop up and if you have an appointed time weekly you can keep things under control.

I hope this was helpful and I hope you find your home more comfortable and less messy day by day 🙂

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