A Tidy Home is a Clean Home

Cleaning will always be easier if you are tidy and put things back each time they are used. Become a gatherer! Pick things up as you go, returning them to their proper place. Keep a little basket by the stairs- don’t make unnecessary trips. Get into the habit of scooping things up before bedtime, collecting mugs, glasses, ashtrays, papers, and mail; give the cushions a bang and everything will be shipshape for the morning. Who wants to be confronted at the start of a new day with yesterday’s filth??? Not I says the frugal mom.
We’re all hoarders to some degree. If your cupboards and drawers are crammed full that you are short of storage space and cannot find a permanent home for things, then you need to clear out and dispose of the items you no longer need or use. Your home will be much more comfortable and run more efficiently if things are put away. You will also have the added advantage of being able to locate what you need quickly, without the frustration of searching through endless piles of things. Once clutter is removed you can keep the surfaces clean and healthy.

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  1. Great post! We all do a “bedtime cleanup” every night (gathering all of our out-of-place belongings and putting them away.) Sometimes the kids and I make a race of it. 🙂
    I heard a great piece of advice years ago: “Don't try to make room for what you have; keep only what you have room for.”

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