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  1. Great suggestions that will work for anyone.

  2. Thank you 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  3. Thank you for this. I have posted so many “Declutter and Cleaning” articles on that wall of mine, and I am now just getting serious and reading them. This was the first one I read, and it made me feel like, doing 5 minutes when I get up to do something else is OK. It doesn’t need to be done in all one day. I have Fibromyalgia so this system will work and I can once again have a clean house! And a much less stuff!

  4. Thank you for your kind words! Yes it is OK to do something for a few minutes at a time and no you don’t have to do it in just one day! Have a good week! 🙂

  5. Great article!

  6. Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

  7. This was a terrific read for me this evening. I’ve been struggling with getting my house back in shape after letting things get out if control. Thank you!

  8. That is awesome Barb! Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy that it helped! 🙂

  9. I love this list! I practice some of them and really like your five minute rule. I will be implementing that right away! But I was wondering what you mean by “wipe down the SIDES” in number 10. Thanks for your good advice!

  10. Thank you for your kind words. Let me explain ‘wiping down the sides’ this is what I call the worktops, so I mean that when you are in the kitchen you wipe down the worktops and the same in the bathroom, if you have worktop in the bathroom, you just wipe this down when you leave. Hope this helps to clarify the wording. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week! 🙂

  11. Becky in Waxahachie says:

    Thanks for clarifying that. The “SIDES” must be a local colloquialism. What part of the country are you from? Anyway, it’s a good tip and I plan to start doing it.

  12. Becky in Waxahachie says:

    Sorry for two comments! I didn’t think the first one went. Technology!!!

  13. Thank you I am glad I cleared that up for you! I am from the UK and live in the north! 🙂

  14. No worries technology is so temperamental! Have a great week! 🙂

  15. DEBorah Harrell says:

    A Roomba will be a big help with you vacuuming

  16. I have never heard of a Roomba before can you explain what it is? Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  17. That is awesome that it is changing your life, I have yet to read it but I have heard nothing but positive comments about the system she uses! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

  18. You are so welcome! I love your post thanks for the link! 🙂

  19. When I worked, I washed and dried a batch of clothes at night, next morning I fluffed up and put away what was in the dryer. I would start another load in washer while I was getting ready for work, I would put this batch In dryer before leaving. I only had towels and bedding on the weekends, because the rest of the laundry was always done. Every morning I scrubbed the toilet and wiped down bathroom sink while I waited for my shower to warm up. This all worked for me and help me have more time on my weekends.

  20. Spreading out your washing over the week is a great way to fit washing into your week. Cleaning the bathroom whilst you are in there is perfect!

  21. These are excellent suggestions, when I was healthy (I have Multiple Sclerosis) I lived like this and raised my children like this. It is heartbreaking when I can’t do the work myself and I try to explain to my husband that this is how we always lived, but it was me that did the majority of the organizing and upkeep. My children are adults and have lives of their own. Thanks

  22. I am so sorry that you have MS. It is hard when you can’t do things yourself, the way that you like them done and have to rely on others to do things! Take it one day at a time! 🙂

  23. A small robotic vaccum that you can schedule when you want your house vaccumed. They’re nice but not for a good thorough cleaning.

  24. They will take the worst off and sometimes that is all you need! 🙂

  25. Here in the uk iv lived in several different regions and calling the worktops the “sides” is pretty standard. So much so, that it seemed odd u had never heatd that!! For example my son carries a bag into the house and says “shall i put it on the side?” Or before going to school il say “dont forget your lunchbox its on the side” or my partner will say “bloody cat is sat up on the side!!” Iv never thought about it but as i was writing this it did occur to me how confusing it can be!!

  26. Thanks for clearing that up, I was picturing you washing the walls, or at least the sides of your appliances!

  27. Lol! Now that isn’t a bad idea, though! 🙂

  28. Shana Striha says:

    That’s what I also thought! I am from Canada and we call them countertops. I think it is mostly that way in North America. 🙂

  29. I’ve been working for a year or so now gradually applying your daily and weekly routine and it’s really helpful. I love your daily kitchen routine. But, I can’t figure it one thing. The weekly cleaning of my kitchen floors isn’t enough. I’ve got young kids plus white tile in my kitchen that gets dirty almost immediately. We sweep several times a day but it’s the stuff that sticks that’s a problem. Any suggestions?

  30. If the sticky spots are just spots, then I would do a spot clean, just tackling this one area, if you are finding you need more then I would clean it more frequently, even as much as daily! I use my steam cleaner and I would just run that over the floor at night before I go to bed! Hope that helps!

  31. I was delighted to see your link to the cleaning printables. I’m less delighted now I’ve paid for and looked at them, I thought I was getting a list of actual tasks. Does anyone else have children who need reminding of daily chores every. single. day? Things like wiping the sides in the kitchen or making sure the sink is left clean and free of food scraps or soap suds?

  32. I’m sorry you thought it was going to be something different! Email me at [email protected] to discuss! I would mention that I have got something in the pipeline for what you are looking for!

  33. I’m from the UK too, and my family have always giggled about ‘the side’! For instance, on the many times when my husband is looking for something, I will tell him that ‘it’s on the side’ in whatever room I’m describing. He will then invariably say ‘which side do you mean’ and then it carries in like this until I might as well go and get it for him. Lol! I believe that it’s definitely a British thing, country wide, and means any flat surface near to where you’re standing.

  34. That’s so funny!

  35. Everyone else calls them your kitchen or bathroom counters. The granite, corian, marble or butcher block areas that you have a cutting board, mixer etc. To mix up recipes.

  36. I love these tips! If I kept up of this schedule I could cut out my monthly all day long deep clean.

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