As I’ve said before elsewhere on this blog – I’m incredibly lazy. And I just don’t want to spend more time on cleaning than I absolutely have to. But I do also hate dirt and mess. I operate with much more clarity of mind when my space is clean and clear. This would be a dilemma, if I hadn’t discovered an amazing statistic some years ago, that an uncluttered home takes 40% less time to clean than a cluttered one!
Decluttering means cleaning less often
Most of us who have busy lives or even work from home also don’t like to clean more often than we need to. Well the staggering thing is, a decluttered home doesn’t look as dirty either. So I find I don’t need to clean as much – I certainly don’t need to do any emergency cleaning if someone says they’re popping round on short notice.
How much time could you save by decluttering before you clean?
Cleaning is one of those tasks that’s going to have to be done over and over our whole life long – unless we’re content to live in a mess. These days, few of us have the time and energy to clean, yet hiring a cleaner isn’t always an option. Doesn’t the idea of taking the time to declutter and then saving 40% of your time on cleaning week after week after week appeal? Take a moment now to add up how much time that amounts to in a year… What else might you achieve in that time?
If lockdown has shown you that your home environment could be better and you’d love to declutter but don’t know where to start, I offer clutter coaching via Skype to clients all over the world based on my bestselling book ‘Banish Clutter Forever’. Contact me to see if coaching is right for you!