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Print Length: 104 pages
Publisher: Katie Berry; 2 edition (May 8, 2014)
Publication Date: May 8, 2014
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You would think that, as someone who works from home, I would have more time to clean and organize my house. Not so! I found that being here all of the time had made me "house blind." Plus, whenever a decision needed to be made about doing chores or working on the business, the business won every time.I tried another "home cleaning & organization system" and it just led me to feeling overwhelmed, guilty and inadequate. This 30 day plan is different. It's simple, straightforward, well organized and not the least bit gushy or preachy. It's practical enough that even my husband is on board.He and I split the tasks on the Daily Whole House Tidy Routine and we alternate rooms each day so there's no more excuses for "house blindness" as one of us always catches what the other may have missed the previous day. We divided and conquered the Daily Cleaning, Organizing and Maintenance tasks so neither of us had the chance to get overwhelmed (or lazy).The results have been fantastic. Although it may take us another 30 days to really get out ahead of things, we're really enjoying our freshly cleaned and organized home. No matter how comfy we get I don't think we'll ever give up the Daily Whole House Tidy Routine or the rest of the rest of the 30-Day Plan.
This system is exactly what I needed to actually do the cleaning. I mean, I know HOW to clean a house - I just don't DO it. Having a clearly organized, logical plan is what makes the difference. The Daily Routine can be accomplished in just a few minutes. The biggest lesson I learned here is that like anything else in life, preparation is key. Spend some time getting the products and equipment you need (which are minimal) and make sure they're available in the right places. I now have the homemade all-purpose cleaner spray bottle and cleaning rags under every sink - why not? It's inexpensive and makes it just that much more likely I'll take 2 minutes to clean the bathroom sink in the morning.The larger daily cleaning tasks are less overwhelming because you just deal with one at a time. The order in which they're done is very clever, they build up so that things STAY clean for longer, and you're not undoing your work by making a mess somewhere else.Both of us work full-time, and there's no way we can go through this in 30 days, but that's OK - the house looks better than ever, the Daily Routine keeps it maintained, so I don't mind if it takes 60 days or 90.
Each day there is a plan and slowly, at my own speed, I can see progress. I would recommend this book to anyone who just wants a house that functions smoothly and is clean.
This book gives easy step by step guild to a REALLY clean and ORGANIZED home. With my overloaded schedule, I never thought I could achieve such a clean and organized home (including Kids rooms)! AMAZINGLY......it stays clean and organized with the help of your Daily Tidy Up routine! I get a ton of compliments from my friends as well as family :-D I am always proud and eager to share that your book was my inspiration! Following your guild has been truly life changing for me and my family. THANK YOU!!!!! Can't wait to purchase some of your other books :)
I'm only on Day 4 and my house has never looked cleaner... With the daily upkeep, the organization "chore" of the day, the extra care area during daily cleaning and the major tackle "chore"..it's such a relief to finally have a schedule that works! I use to kill myself to try and get everything done in 1 or 2 days and by the time I turned around the husband and kids had destroyed all my hard work. This system seems to have me on top of everything without the stress I used to feel. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Finally, something simple, logical and easy to follow. As a refugee from the Fly system, I so appreciated finding an element missing from Marla Cilley - humor. But most of all I appreciated what Katie leaves out: belittling, insulting, preaching, bullying, incessant emails about shoes and pampering etc. Like Sgt. Friday used to say on Dragnet: "just the facts, ma'am".I love the way the weekly work dovetails with the daily cleaning. It keeps each area maintained while working through the organizing and cleaning steps. Hopefully once an area is cleaned and organized, it will stay that way from diligence in daily upkeep.One little thing I missed in my starting out was what Katie says about time needed to complete the 30 "days". It takes as long as it takes. Obviously a 5 bedroom home with 3 children is going to pose a greater challenge than a one bedroom apartment. For those who don't have certain specific rooms, like me - I have no dining room nor a laundry room - one simply can move on to the next day. No one needs to feel like each segment has to be accomplished in a day.What worked for me was to make a short list for each week using my 3 available days to work. Each morning I took that list, and used bookmarks in the Kindle app as reference. I put my list on paper but there are loads of apps that would work as well. I even considered making my own grid using Numbers or Excel to tailor the 30 days to my house, and then to be able to run through it quarterly / seasonally as a quick check maintenance routine.
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