Love her or well don’t, Martha knows her job. While the information she shares is rarely a total revelation, she organizes and arranges household info in clear and easy way, that it is hard to ignore. She knows what she is selling… and honestly who couldn’t use a little reminder? Especially with spring around the corner…
I thought you might want to hear some of the great simple tips she had for household preventative care. You can see the whole slideshow of ideas here on her site.
1. Make your bed!
If you take care of this, you will be less likely to let the rest of the piles linger.
2. Put them in their place! (you go)
Whenever leaving a room grab something that is out of place and put it away.
For even more impact make it a family rule.
3.Sort the mail
Recycle unwanted papers, place bills, filing, and personal mail in their respective boxes.
4.Clean as you cook;
Place your used dishes in the dishwasher as you cook, rinse immediately and/or quickly wash them and replace them- this is one of my mother’s rules too. The family joke is that you can usually only get one sip of a glass of water, before Mom dumps it out and throws it in the dishwasher, she is super efficient. ( I love you Mom!)
5. Wipe up spills ASAP!
They are easier to clean while they are fresh, (you will remember this tip the next time you are scrubbing dried spaghetti sauce off your cook-top!!!
(this little baby can be purchased like this..
after all April 1st is just around the corner)
6. Go Shoe-less
Institute a no-shoes policy. Shoes track in all kinds of grime and abrade hard surfaces.
Wear slippers or socks instead indoors, or go barefoot.
(Follow Mr Rogers example! Image found here)
7. Get Rid of Carpet Ghosts
If you have indentations or carpet ghosts! wooooo – left by furniture in pile carpet, place ice cubes on the dent. The fibers will swell as they absorb the water. Vacuum carpet thoroughly to pull up wet fibers.
There are other great ideas in the article, so check it out.
What are some of the things you always do
to keep things clean?
What do you wish you would do?
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