Tired of seeing my house look like a tornado plowed through it, the other day I started a new program. I call it Project: Clean Slate.
My house never looked cleaner than when we moved in and everything was put away in its proper place. So I decided to pretend this was a new-to-me house and started putting things to right.
I am doing this one room a day so it doesn't feel like a monumental task. As I go, there is no surface that doesn't get wiped, disinfected, or scrubbed.
Since my laundry room is the room that collects most of the clutter, I tackled that first.
Here are my steps. These can be used on every room.
• Remove everything that's on the floor or counters and move them out of the room. My hallway was littered with stuff I dragged out.
• Open up the cabinets and organize everything in the order of tools and products you use most often. (My cabinets were in good order so I didn't have to do this step.)
• Dust the ceiling light and/or fans
• Sweep and mop
• Get down on those knees (Ouch!) and scrub the baseboards until they sparkle.
• Wipe down and disinfect the counters and appliances.
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• S-L-O-W-L-Y examine and return anything that truly does belong there, and then put it in its proper place.
This is the part that took the longest because my laundry room was a catch-all for stuff we were too lazy to put away properly. I thought long and hard before I brought anything back in.
• Give the room one more pass with the mop.
• Voila. Clean room!
Do it with me, guys! Today, I am tackling the kitchen. That may turn out to be a two-day job. I know I have to clean out the fridge. Oy.