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A PERFECTLY TIDY HOME ISN'T A SIGN OF A HAPPY HOME

Updated: Apr 29, 2019





I've written about doing the Marie Kondo Method for cleaning especially about my closet. It has stayed in relatively good shape, however, I was happy to notice the below excerpt about the fact that your home doesn't have to be perfect.


First let me say that I love to work. I'm on the computer very early in the morning, the rest of the day is spent with clients or at home stores, and I am back on the computer when I'm in bed catching up on paperwork or creating designs. But I mean I love working - not cleaning. So any excuse to work and not do chores is my preferred way of living! Thank God I can rely on Lauren to pick up the slack. I do have those days when I spend the day getting things in order, but for those other times, I really like this way of thinking.

Your obituary won’t mention how tidy your house was (unless you’re Martha), so why dedicate your life to cleaning it? “Your home will never be 100% clean and organized and lived in at the same time,” says Becky Rapinchuk, author of “Simply Clean.” You want to focus on living in your home, keeping it functional and enjoyable — not perfect.


She recommends doing one task each day: Clean bathrooms Monday, dust on Tuesdays — you get it. This allows you time to do the things that remind you why you bought your house, from porch swinging to reading-nook sitting.


“Don’t spend more than 30 minutes a day on each task,” Rapinchuk says. “If you don’t get it done, save it until next week. It’s just dirt.”


She is my hero!


Source: Excerpts from House Logic by Realtors

Laura Flynn, Real Estate Broker

Coldwell Banker

Downers Grove, IL

5114 Main Street

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