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You're busy, things pile up until you can't stand it or all of a sudden you have company coming over — and you have to do something about it right now. Then you go into a mad dash to clean everything. And you hate every minute of it. Does this approach to cleaning house sound familiar? You're not alone. The thing is, marathon cleaning is the worst possible approach. It's a matter of shifting focus from 'this entire place is a disaster' to 'those are dishes, I can deal with those. But why? Unfortunately, Hoffman says, conventional housekeeping systems are often written by and for naturally tidy people and people who don't necessarily know how to reach someone who isn't, she says.
What's more, they often make assumptions about the people using them. For me 'habitat' is where you are, whether that's a shared room or a dorm or a whole house to yourself. That's your space and you deserve to love it.
My goal is that every one of these people see there is a way to conquer your mess. Start breaking yourself of the marathon habit, Hoffman says, by training yourself to do short bursts of cleaning followed by a break.
When it goes off, you stop and do something else. Sit down with cup of tea or take the dog for a walk or mess around on the internet. If necessary you get right back to cleaning [when the break is over]. This is a way for people to say 'I can. And those small things can start with just making your bed. Hoffman's a huge fan of the childhood chore. Even if you've got the floordrobe aka a heap of clothes on the floorif you've got a made bed it pulls things together a little bit.
I know I'm calmer if I'm looking at a made bed rather than a messy one.
How much of our mess can be just averted entirely by putting it away and not down? There's nothing new about this one, but for good reason. One of those new habits you build can be putting things away — straightaway. It's another small time investment, just a couple minutes, she says, that can reap big rewards. Her rallying cry, often seen in her social media challenges is wash, dry, and put it away. Still can't quite get going? How about a little carrot on the stick?
If you've done a load of laundry or washed the dishes, it's not done until they're put away. Hoffman has run a tumblr for several years where she reblogs readers' before and after pictures. If you went to wide lens you'd be horrified. If you're raring to go, there's no time like the present. Want more tips like these? IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Share this —. Follow better. Marie Kondo shows you how to organize your drawers Nov. Clean Sweep How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science.Need your house clean and more
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