In addition to elemental cleanliness, you can maintain this around yourself. Thanks to the competent maintenance of cleanliness, you can set yourself up for a working attitude in the office or for sleeping in the bedroom.
The tidying process can be a therapy for many people and an excellent pastime or even relaxation. Many books have been written on this subject, but here you will learn how to clean with pleasure. Do it quickly and reliably. Here you can find tips and lifehacks for cleaning your home.
Have a nice cleaning!
Chapter one. How to set yourself up that cleaning has become a pleasure
The first tip: Take the cleaning in a positive way!
You spend a considerable part of your life on cleaning, not in order to torture yourself, but for your own well-being. Living in a clean house where everything is in its place is good for your mood, productivity and overall health. Try not to take cleanliness as hard labor. Consider this an investment in better life.
The second tip: Come up with a reward for yourself!
Everything is trivial simple: if it’s too difficult to start cleaning think of how to please yourself after you do it. Promise yourself a delicious dessert or another episode of your favorite series.
The third tip: Tidying up when nobody is home
Surely the majority is easier to clean up when stay at home alone. Even if this makes it impossible to attract household members to a useful occupation. Do not try to start cleaning when you may be disturbed. In addition to unpleasant emotions such as irritation it will bring little. It terribly enrages when someone immediately messes up everything that you have neatly recently cleaned up. Or interferes with wiping floors, running from one room to another.
The fourth tip: Do not start with all rooms at once
You do not have to understand by cleaning the total liberation from mess of all parts of your apartment. The expectation of a general cleansing of all rooms, along with washing floors and windows, is exhausting even before it begins. Wash the kitchen today, clean the bath tomorrow — the general view of the apartment will not be affected.
The fifth tip: Schedule
Think about how it is easier for you to do the cleaning: once or twice a week for a couple of hours or every day for 20—30 minutes. If you are not sure, at least try the second method. So the front of work will not scare you, and putting things in order will become something ordinary.
· Monday: to clean up in the closet.
· Tuesday: wipe off dust, arrange things on shelves.
· Wednesday: mop the entire apartment.
· Thursday: clean the bathroom.
· Friday: wash the stove.
· Saturday: to throw out old things in the closet.
· Sunday: change bed linen, send things to the laundry.
As a result, every day there are not so many chores waiting for you. And their implementation will take no more than half an hour.
The sixth tip: Think of cleaning as a sport.
An hour of mopping burns about 200 calories. And if you do a cleaning of the carpets, the same result can be achieved in half an hour. You can spend as many calories for a full yoga lesson.
The seventh tip: Turn on the active music.
Calm and melancholy songs will not work. Turn on the music that you want to start moving to. It will set the rhythm and cheer up, and time will fly by faster — you will be surprised that mopping takes only four to five tracks.
The eighth tip: Close social networks.
Cleaning may end at the previous point — when you sat down at the computer to select music, and finally did not start cleaning. Or you decide to turn on the radio on your phone and see a new message. Close all chats and turn off notifications.
The ninth tip: eat your frogs for breakfast
Find the worst part about cleaning and do it first. The visual result and the feeling that the most difficult is done motivates you to move on. If you are going to clean the bathroom, start by cleaning the toilet. When you need to change bedding, first deal with the duvet cover. The rest will be done by itself.
The tenth tip: Get rid of unnecessary things.
Stop endlessly shifting, wiping, laying out things that you absolutely do not need. When you free up space, you will immediately want to tidy it up, carefully arrange and keep it clean. Recover all old and unnecessary things and immediately put them in bags. The main thing is not to hide it on the balcony or in the pantry, but try to remove it immediately from the apartment so that there is no temptation to return everything back. And the extra rubble you do not need. And more about that later…
Here are ten simple guidelines for getting started. We hope that it helped you, and as soon as the cleaning began to gain momentum, it’s time to get rid of unnecessary trash and we will help you with this.
Chapter two. Get rid of odds and ends
Cleaning is a great reason not only to disassemble the cabinets, but also to understand yourself. Don’t regret scrapping what you don’t need.
How do I know if an item can really be thrown away? Use the Japanese Kaizen practice. Take the item in your hands and answer four questions:
— How much do I need this item?
— Is this item needed here?
— How often do I use it?
— When was the last time I picked it up?”
If the item has not been useful to you in the past six months, feel free to throw it away!
A young Japanese writer, author of the bestseller “Magic cleaning” Marie Kondo advises you to do it as environmentally friendly as possible. Talk to the item, thank it for its service, acknowledge its merits, and say goodbye. According to Marie, a thing is good if it makes the heart beat faster.
So what exactly can you throw away during cleaning?
1. Old documents
These are receipts, warranty cards, receipts, certificates, recipes, instructions for household appliances, and so on. Many keep them “just in case” — and suddenly they will be useful. If the paper has exactly expired (the warranty has expired, all payment terms have passed), feel free to throw it away. Often old documents are stored on the Desk, in folders. To ensure that the papers you really need don’t clutter your workplace, use small wall-mounted organizers. It is difficult to accumulate junk in them: they are always visible.
2. Magazines and Newspapers
Magazines and Newspapers, as well as booklets, posters, concert tickets, business cards, postcards, drawings can be stored if they are really dear to your heart and mean something to you. Put the necessary items in a separate box. Part with the rest: waste paper weighs decently, takes up a lot of space and serves as a dust collector. Paper (including gloss) can be recycled. Kill two birds with one stone: clear the house of garbage and get some money.
3. Books and tutorials
To part with books is very difficult: from childhood we were taught that they should be protected. But if you haven’t opened your closet in months and prefer electronic publications, change the rules. Books can be transferred to a public library or anti — cafe, handed over to a second-hand book store, add to the bookcrossing shelves, attach an ad-there are probably many people who want to. The same applies to textbooks, various manuals and handouts received at courses and workshops. Make an audit, leave only what you really need. For the rest, there is an Internet connection.
4. Calendars and diaries
Last year’s calendar with dogs, an unused souvenir diary that you were given a couple of years ago — all this is no longer useful. Leave only what you need here and now.
Packages from under TVs, home appliances, shoes take up a lot of space and accumulate dust. If the boxes are empty — for example, in case of moving-it is better to part with them. But if you still came up with a use for them and decided to put your dear letters, cards, photos, and other small things in them, leave them. Also, do not save gift bags, bows, ribbons, cards, packaging paper. Scrap them along with the boxes.
6. Unnecessary gifts and Souvenirs
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