Sale Away

The prospect of spending a Saturday or Sunday cleaning out clutter isn’t the most tempting of weekend activity options. But if you’re like many of us, the prospect of earning some money for cleaning out clutter creates a much more motivating selling point.

Clarity In The Cleaning

I know you are going to find this hard to believe, but there have been many times in my life when I have not been as happy as I could be. Life, as I’m sure you know, gets “lifey;” things happen for all of us whether it’s divorce, dead-end jobs or difficult dealings. It’s unfortunate that so many of these external factors wind up impacting our happiness. 

Recy-cleaning

It’s easy to get trash bag-happy when giving your home a clean sweep, but hold off on that dump run! You just might be wasting money and meanwhile making unnecessary waste. There are many ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose common household items you might otherwise be throwing away.

Going Green

If saving the planet isn’t enough to convince you to put down that bleach bottle or abrasive bathroom cleaner, consider this not so fun fact: household cleaning products rank #2 on the list of most common poison exposures according to the National Poison Control Center’s 2017 annual report. 

Zen And The Art Of Meditative Cleaning

Let me preface this by saying that cleaning — in and of itself — is not necessarily my idea of finding bliss. I know I’m far from alone on this one. We push through loads of laundry, folding and furiously vacuuming, sweeping — sweating — in a futile attempt to get to some forever-out-of-reach finish line.

Clean Your Home And Your Headspace

I am a procrastinator by nature. If there’s a big job looming large for me, guaranteed I’ll find a half-dozen other less-pressing but suddenly super important things to do instead. Typically those “other things” involve cleaning, which ironically I might avoid any other day of the week. 

Clean Your Way Fit

Housework for many of us is a necessary evil that interferes with so many other “I’d rather be…” you fill-in-the-blank options of choice. My “I’d rather be” is almost always working out, which is to a fault as my housekeeping over the years has suffered during bouts of marathon training and some serious spin class sessions.

Fall Back Plan

Summer cleaning — if I’m being honest — is just a step above non-existent at my house. The longer, sunny days seem to effortlessly melt away at the beach or poolside with the kids, hiking, picnicking, attending parties and — all too often — sneaking off for an evening ice cream cone.