I’ve been on a cleaning rant for a while now, making everything spotless and tidy, thanks to Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. Have you watched it? I am in love with that show. I’ve learned some things in the past month due to this show, although I do not have OCD or anything I’ve really enjoyed learning about the cleaning tips and decluttering. My Mother has a cleaning company and I’ve grown up knowing most of it. I think for the most part I blocked her rants out, or even her trying to teach me things, I didn’t want to know I guess. My Mom has always said to go into a room and work in a circle, clearing it out, and then cleaning it. It amazes me how they put someone with OCD with someone completely polar opposites and they both equally learn from each other.
Here are some important tips from the show and the things I truly enjoyed learning! Steps to also help you learn how to declutter, organize and clean your home!
1. Work through the clutter.
Making bins, or boxes for things seem to help. You most likely don’t need everything that is cluttering your space. Donate, Recycle, and Throw out. Something like this.
2. Start cleaning everything.
I was going to say put away but that will come later. First after decluttering, we should clean up everything, Keep the “keep” box unpacked for now. I feel like I should add some cleaning steps also, for those that aren’t sure where to start. I think it is important to know where you want to start and what your decluttering goals are. I’ll make a list for you to see at the end of this post.
3. Organize your stuff
Here’s the fun part, organizing each thing that you have, even what is in the keep box. After cleaning up, you should organize everything and put it all in its proper place. Be creative and enjoy this process, you’ve earned it by now.
Now I’ll go step by step on this process a bit more. Cleaning charts seem to help and keep you tidy. Here’s a chart that you can download and keep for yourself. I hope this bit helped you all.