What's the Deal: Stress free cleaning

Our professional organizer offers some tips that will help free up your weekend
January 17, 2014 12:39:09 PM PST
With a plan in place, you don't have spend your weekends cleaning your house, leaving you to enjoy your free time. Professional organizer and author of 'Unstuff Your Life' Andrew Mellen has a plan you can follow so you won't have to lift a finger on Saturday and Sunday.

DAILY:

  • Wash dishes and wipe down the kitchen counters. Use the dishwasher if you have one. It saves you time and money.
  • Make the bed.This takes 1-3 minutes each morning. Get kids and your spouse to help!
  • Declutter by putting things back where they belong
  • Put mail in one location for sorting later

Time: 15-30 MINS

MONDAY:

Kitchen (counters, sweep/mop, go through fridge, tidy up pantry, prepare any soups, slow-cooker meals and other things that will provide multiple meals)

Time: 30-60 MINS

TUESDAY:

Bathroom(sink, toilet, shower, floor) Give yourself an extra 30 minutes in the morning and you can clean everything and then shower yourself.

Time: 20-30 MINS

WEDNESDAY:

Laundry Get help if you live with other people -- kids, spouses can fold, match socks, put clean/folded clothes away

Time: 2-3 HOURS

THURSDAY: Paperwork, including the mail

Time: 45-60 MINS

FRIDAY:

Living areas (vacuum, dust, go through magazines) This even leaves you time for a Friday night out!

Time: 30-45 MINS

SATURDAY and SUNDAY:

Enjoy your weekend and do the things you LOVE since your house is clean and neat!

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