2. If you or a family member can speak Spanish, you can find inexpensive ($40/1.5 hour visit) housekeepers to give you a hand.
3. If you live near a big city, laundry services can be cheaper than doing it yourself.
4. Find a way to enjoy some kinds of cleaning. I used to hate it but if I play music or make it meditative, it feels good.
5. Cleaning is the best excuse for procrastination ever.
If you minimize the decision process you are more willing to actually do something. If you know that "everytime I do eat at home I do the dishes", you don't have to think "should I wash it now? But I am tired, I think I'll do it later".
There is no "should I", "what do I do", or any decision process to be made because it's already decided. If you ate at home, you will do the dishes.
Another thing that might help is saying out loud right before sorting to eat. "I'll eat and then do the dishes". You're not only thinking but telling your brain that that's what you decided to do.
Or, if you need accountability, just tell someone you live with that from that moment forward you will always do the dishes after eating at home. This way if you end up thinking of not doing it, you may feel ashamed or embarrassed because you already told the person you would, so you fell accountable and ends up doing the dishes.
- What’s something you “tidy up” that ppl wouldn’t think of organizing?
- Do you think that having the same daily cleaning routine works better than spreading it all through the week?
- Do you have any interesting cleaning habits? For example, mine is looking through my wardrobe and picking clothes to give away or looking through my fridge for expiring dates. What is yours?
- Do you think Music helps or distracts when trying to clean/organize/de clutter?
- Any good tips for organising all things?
- What do you do during your clean up ?
- How do i clean and organize drawers?
- Any suggestions for keeping a house tidy when you have two small people following you around creating chaos and messes? My mess-makers are 7 and 4. By the time I’m done cleaning up the daily mess, I have no energy left to tackle the underlying mess! And it’s disheartening to get one area nice and neat…only to turn around and find a new mess. Ideas?
- How can I declutter paper piles?, I never know what to keep and what should I throw.
- How do you keep organized?