2 EASY steps to keeping your home looking great.
Whether you have guests that come for a week or that come for a couple of hours, more people translates to more mess. Set aside a few minutes each day to power through a whole house pick up and then “Put on a Windex shine.
Step 1: Get a large basket or tote with a handle(s), start at your front door and weave a path through every room in your home. In each room toss whatever doesn’t belong there into the basket. As you move through the house take things out of the basket and put them back where they belong. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can tidy up when you have a “path” that you follow. I love the big tote from Thiry-One. The handles are big enough to throw over your shoulder; it holds lots of “stuff”; and it squishes down totally flat for easy storage. If you’re unfamiliar with Thrity-One ask a girlfriend, everyone knows someone that sells Thirty-One. This tote is GREAT in the back of your car too, it’s the perfect place to put all those slippery plastic grocery bags.
Step 2: Grab a bottle of Windex Multi-Surface and a roll of paper towels. A quick spray and wipe of kitchen and bathroom counters, faucets and sinks, glass top tables, and any other hard surface will give your home a fast face lift. You can even use it for a quick wipe down of light switches, doors, and windows. You’ll be amazed at how much better everything looks “smudge free.” This was a trick my mom taught me when I moved into my first apartment. That was nearly 3 decades ago and I haven’t stopped using it.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me today.
I live the FlyLady way and thta is exactly how I keep up
Hey Betty Lynn –
So good to hear from you! FlyLady is a GREAT way to stay on top of your chores!
I love my 31 bags. My Cricut Expression fits perfectly in the long one, and one of the mini pop-up bags is a perfect scrap can for crops! Can't wait until the 2013 Get ORganized Challenge begins. My ScrapRack is set up in my scrap space, but I have decided to wait until my decorations are put away before starting my sorting. I am making lists, watching the videos, and finding out some great info on the Facebook 2011 Get Org page, so those wheels are turning!
I never thought about using a 31 bag as a Scrap Can at crops. Love it!! I'm looking forward to the 2013 Challenge too. So glad you'll be joining us!