{Spring Cleaning} 4 Secrets for a Cleaner House

{Spring Cleaning} 4 Secrets for a Cleaner House

Spring Cleaning

I love having a clean house. I’m more productive, much happier and all around everything seems more awesome when my house is clean and free of clutter.

I know a disorderly house might not bother everyone, but truth be told, MY stress levels go UP when my house is a mess. I feel more anxious. I’m less fun. I get overwhelmed and can’t focus. When mama is feeling crazy, nobody’s happy, right?

Does that mean my house is always clean? HAHAH! No. Not at all. I’m not obsessive about housework or organization. I can actually tolerate things not being perfect. Happy chaos is fine with me day to day. That’s just reality for me, we are busy like everyone else.

But somewhere in there is the sweet spot of having a clean, fairly orderly house that inspires me to be at my best in other areas of life, without having to be obsessive about housekeeping.

I want to be able to focus on OTHER THINGS in life, so keeping our house in “reasonably good order” is part of how I can function to run my business, volunteer at church and MOPS group and spend time with my husband and kids and am free to invite others into my home without needing months to prepare for guests.

How to Keep Your House Clean

I have four “secrets” that help us keep our home clean.

And no, sadly for me these secrets are not  a team of housekeepers or professional organizers! Hahah, although I would not be mad to have a few of those to help me out. I’ve considered having housekeepers someday, not for the every day stuff I can do myself, but just for some more major cleaning of showers and stuff I don’t like to do! But for now, my husband and I are our own housekeepers and organizers!

I’m sharing my 4 housekeeping secrets today in a spring cleaning article, so head on over to The Decluttered Home to read about how we keep up with our home!

PS. I’ll be sharing more secrets to organization next week on the blog when I reveal HOW I remember what is in those baskets we talked about last week in my “How I Organize My House” post! I haven’t forgotten!

Happy spring cleaning!

Homemaking Tips & Ideas Gallery {Organizing and Cleaning Your Home!}

Homemaking Tips & Ideas Gallery {Organizing and Cleaning Your Home!}


Tips for Organizing and Cleaning Your Home

I‘m extra motivated this year to get my home in shape! Organization and cleaning will likely be at the top of many of our lists of things to manage better in the new year. I know I have a long way to go in getting my home organized!

So to help inspire you (and me!), I’ve published a new gallery archive of my related posts, this time on the topic of Homemaking! In the new gallery, you’ll find lots of great posts on organization,  house cleaning and inspiring tips and ideas for your running your home.

Click this link to find the new homemaking tips gallery page, then when you see the gallery page, just hover over the images to find topic titles and you can click to read! In addition to the homemaking gallery, there is a video player with awesome videos on organization right here!

Happy New Year! I can’t wait to start 2013!

Homemaking Tips & Ideas Gallery {Organizing and Cleaning Your Home!}