I love this message I received recently SO MUCH!!! Y’all, it is possible to make real progress and change in your home. I hope it encourages you, too!
I want to say thank you … “Do your dishes” works!
My back story. I am a hoarder. I hit rock bottom when my landlord wanted to install a fire extinguisher. He told me I needed to clean up or he would be forced to call public health and they would evict me. He said he wanted to work with me and if I could get the work done he would replace the flooring and paint the whole apartment. After 3 days of being ruthless and bagging garbage and putting the stuff I was keeping in totes, I called a company to clear all the junk and rip up the carpets and under pads.
My landlord arranged for a cleaning company to deep clean walls, ceiling and floors and the bathroom. Then the renovations started…
Keep in mind I had never heard of A Slob Comes Clean .
Because people were coming in daily, I had to make sure the dishes were done and the kitchen was clean. I had to make sure the bathroom was clean and I made my bed daily. Renovations took about two months, so I was forced to do these tasks daily…
I don’t know how you popped in my news feed but I clicked on your video on the 5 Steps to Declutter without Making a Mess. Then I clicked on the Dailies video. I couldn’t believe I was doing the dailies for two months.
When I was ready to clean out my totes I used your trash, donate, put it away now method because your 5 dailies were spot on, so this must be too. Well I’m happy to say everything thing is put away. I threw out 2 bags of trash, donated 2 full totes and 12 empty totes.
My landlord bought me a new refrigerator, 3 new window coverings and added a beautiful wall unit with lots of storage (not even 1/2 full) for my living room.
You have introduced me to Dawn from the Minimal Mom who makes me know I can declutter even more things I don’t need.
I’m not quite ready to organize but when I’m ready, I’ll definitely look for help from Cas and her ClutterBug theories.
Even though my apartment is decent I signed up for TYHB. I’m looking forward to the All-Day Declutter in May to tweak some things.
- Dishes less than 10 minutes and I hand wash .
- Bathroom 5 minutes
- Sweep, Mop and Dust 10 minutes
Clean the whole place less than 30 minutes!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!