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AHHHH….the DAILY task of keeping house. Are you up for this task each day? Do you dread the “dailiness” of it….making beds, loading/unloading the dishwasher, the seemingly unending piles of laundry….will it EVER end?? I want to ENCOURAGE you as you read this…..you CAN maintain a positive and upbeat attitude about the chore of keeping house. I truly believe it is a form of ART!
I recently read this great article in THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Very insightful!
Old-fashioned housekeeping tips from Dallas-Fort Worth grandmothers
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FLAIR CLEANING TIPS FOR A TIDY HOUSE: EVERY DAY
- MAKE THE BEDS FIRST THING EVERY DAY. A MADE-UP BED MAKES THE ROOM AUTOMATICALLY LOOK 75% MORE STRAIGHT.
- DO LAUNDRY EVERY SINGLE DAY, IF NOT SEVERAL TIMES EACH DAY- ALLOWING THE LAUNDRY TO STACK UP IS VERY OVERWHELMING. WASH EACH DAY AND, THE PILE WILL NOT SEEM AS DAUNTING.
- DISINFECT TOILETS EVERY SINGLE DAY. THIS HABIT WILL CUT DOWN ON GERMS AND, YOU WILL FEEL A LITTLE MORE TIDY WITH A SPARKLING TOILET BOWL EACH DAY. * FLAIR TIP: STORE A BOTTLE OF CLOROX CLEAN-UP IN EACH BATHROOM AND, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GRAB, SPRAY AND CLEAN….QUICK AND EASY!
- ADOPT THE ATTITUDE THAT KEEPING HOUSE IS VERY MUCH A DAILY TASK. CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY AS YOU CLEAN UP AND, TREAT YOURSELF TO A CUP OF COFFEE OR HOT TEA AFTER YOUR ARE FINISHED.
- SORT THE MAIL RIGHT WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OF THE MAIL BOX. THROW OUT JUNK MAIL, RESPOND TO AN INVITATION AND FILE THE BILLS. PRACTICE THIS EVERY DAY AND, I PROMISE, YOU WILL NOT HAVE A STACK OF MAIL ‘LOOKING’ YOU IN THE FACE.
- EMPTY TRASH CANS EVERY SINGLE DAY. I EMPTY TRASH CANS IN THE BATH ROOM AND UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK ON A DAILY BASIS. LOOKING AT AN EMPTY TRASH CAN MAKES ME SMILE!
- LOAD THE DISH WASHER EACH NIGHT BEFORE YOU GET IN BED AND, PUSH ‘START’. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP TO CLEAN DISHES.
- PREPARE THE COFFEE MAKER THE NIGHT BEFORE. LOAD THE FILTER, THE COFFEE AND, SET OUT THE CUPS. FIRST THING IN THE MORNING, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PRESS “START” AND, YOUR CUP OF HOT COFFEE IS MINUTES AWAY!