I have finally found the secret to getting your house clean. What's the secret? Lose something! Yes, it's that simple.
For the life of me, I can not figure out what possessed my husband and I to buy our 8 year old the smallest ipod they make. Twice this year she has lost it. This time she spent 2 days combing the house for it. Finally in frustration, I told her we were dumping everything on her floor so she would have to look at every item in her room. As we were going through things, I decided to take the opportunity to start ridding her room of toys no longer played with.
Sure enough, the ipod was not in her room. We had to move on to her sister's room and the game room. Now I am not in the mood to look for the ipod. I've got the cleaning/decluttering bug. After about 4 hours of picking through toys- what to keep, what to donate, what to pass down to younger sister or cousins, we amassed a huge pile to get rid of.
This does not include the bags we sent home with cousins. I figured that since I got those 3 rooms, why not continue through the rest of the house? So, this week, all because of a lost ipod, my house is going through a major spring cleaning. I guess it's more like summer cleaning now though lol.
So, if you are looking for good house cleaning tips, my suggestion is- Lose Something!
By the way, we did find the ipod.
You should also know that it is a magic ipod. Since both of my girls claim they did not put it there, it totally walked over to the stool, lifted the lid, crawled in, then put the lid back on itself. Very impressive!
How often do you do a major home declutter?