So, you often read about the things that people with neat, clean houses do to keep their houses looking so neat and clean. But what about the things they DON’T do? I came across a neat blog post from someone who has done an informal study on the matter, and it’s pretty enlightening to say the least.
The blogger calls herself “The Nester” and here is her list of the 5 Things Tidy People DON’T do:
1/Tidy People don’t act like a slob all day, and then get their house tidy in one fell swoop.
Tidy People are smart she says, and they know that cleaning up all at once is hard and not fun. She says that the number one thing she’s learned from tidy People is how valuable it is to develop some simple, non-drastic, tiny habits that when added together will change the level of tidiness in your home.
2/Tidy People Don’t Run out of Cleaning Supplies. They find cleaning products they love and they are NEVER without them. She also recommends some cleaning products from a company called Grove Collaborative. She claims that Grove is her secret weapon for keeping a tidy and clean home.
Grove offers a huge selection of high-quality natural cleaning products, and you’ll never run out of products again thanks to their monthly shipment schedule (totally optional and super flexible she says).
And right now, Grove is running a limited New Customer Deal that’s too good to ignore if you’re ready to tidy up.
3/ Tidy People never let the sun go down on their filth.
You’ve probably heard this one before. When it comes to the cleanliness of your home, it’s better now than later. She says Tidy People don’t plop down in front of the TV when there’s a sink full of dirty dishes waiting to be washed. There’s different ways of tidying before bed. Maybe you enlist the help of your entire family. Whatever it is, establish that routine and “get her done.”
4/Tidy People don’t store things on the floor.
This is one of my favorites. Take a quick glance around the room you’re in right now. Do you keep stuff sitting on the floor? Well, tidy people don’t. They remove those big decorative baskets filled with throws, or that laundry basket that never seems to go where it should. Tidy people just don’t allow things to live on the floor of their home.
5/Tidy People don’t over decorate. They value a cleared off surface more than a highly decorated surface. She says she’s learned that having a bunch of pretty small things all over every surface was only making life more difficult as someone who was already prone to being messy.
She now aims for 1-3 decorative pieces per surface depending on the surface size. This allows your house to still look pretty but at the same time, it seems clean, even if there’s a layer of filth!
Maybe if you try these little tips, you’ll find that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Sure couldn’t hurt, right?