After spending hours trying to keep my house clean, I decided to get ruthless and go minimalist!
I have packed away anything that is not 100% necessary for my survival.
What a difference it makes. I feel like the house is twice a big, and like I am breathing fresh air, not air laden with dust that I could never get rid of (living in the country doesn't help with this problem), but it sure means only a few minutes to wipe down surfaces now and the house always looks good. I should have done it years ago.
Unfortunately you just don't realize how your house becomes "full", I think perhaps we should make a rule, that when you buy something new, you have to sacrifice something old to leave the house, recycle it, sell it or give it away. I can't believe what a difference it makes and now I am going to stick to the minimalist look, as I feel I can mentally breathe now without all the clutter.
Yes, now here is my confession..... as we work from home, and because my daughter and I are "clutterbugs" we live in a constant state of disarray, but making these changes have meant that even her room has stayed tidy for an entire week! This is a world record. She now has some pride in how good her room looks and I can finally see the floor in there!
Anyway, for those of you who are clutterbugs or you just have the misfortune of living with one, I have an article on the website that may help you change you life!
Read about how to cure the clutterbug here