I never felt my home was clean enough to have a cleaning routine. I know that sounds backwards, but I didn’t know how to get started. I thought I had to get it all clean first, like immaculate, then I would start a routine. I realize that’s like waiting until New Year’s to start eating healthy, but I couldn’t shake this feeling that I needed to do a big cleaning marathon or hire a cleaning service before I could start cleaning regularly.
Then I stumbled on Becky’s CleanMama instagram feed. Her simple daily reminders invited me to clean with a gentle nudge and no judgement. I started doing the weekly chores Becky recommended, like floor washing, dusting, or washing sheets and towels. Before I knew it my home was cleaner. Doing the weekly task often led to tackling other tasks while I was at it.
Slowly I was able to add in the four daily tasks. That’s when I started experimenting with mixing work and cleaning into one super-productive day. All of a sudden I was following, and enjoying, a cleaning routine. Turns out the best way to start a cleaning routine isn’t with a clean house, it’s by actually cleaning.
Last week I interviewed Becky for Décorography. My house felt cleaner just talking about cleaning with Becky. She’s so friendly and encouraging. She’s done it all from cleaning as a single working woman to stay-at-home mom to work-at-home mom and her cleaning routine has survived it all. You can learn all her amazing cleaning tips at CleanMama.net.
Every month I share a new expert interview for Décorography members. This month I’d like to invite you to join us for Becky’s interview. You can watch the entire interview for free here.
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