HABITS OF CLEANER PEOPLE

HABITS OF CLEANER PEOPLE

We want to have a clean house, but we weren’t born with the mixed blessing of an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD is more trouble than it is worth!). So we can either find miraculous ways to motivate ourselves, or we can take the lazier option and cultivate some good prevention and remedy approaches. The lazy person always finds the easiest way to do something that has to be done.

  • Mats at doors encourage guests to brush their feet. Better yet, everybody take their shoes off!
  • Eat with chopsticks and the same bowl every meal. So there is less cleaning up.
  • Eat off a tortilla rather than a plate.
  • Buy novelty cleaning items, because using a novelty item is fun; the cleaning is just an advantagous side–effect.
  • Cover furniture with something that is easy to wash.
  • Don’t buy curtains or anything that accumulates dust. These are too time consuming to clean.
  • Line pots and pans with foil before grilling. Don’t clean the pan, just throw out the foil.
  • Find recipiess that aren’t very messy. Bake syrup into the pancakes.
  • Don’t buy pets, or at least not pets that shed fur or cause a mess.
  • Cover shelves with butcher paper or foil. Throw out the cover rather than clean the shelf.
  • Buy as many items as possible that can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
  • Don’t hoard items that introduce clutter.
  • Buy sets of matching items. It feels good to put the set back together when you finish using an individual item. Hence, items don’t get left out.
  • Live in a smaller house or apartment.
  • Buy a robotic vacuum
  • Marry a person with OCD.
  • Have a list of 5 minute chores. Do several of these a day in between other activities. Do them during TV commercial breaks. The cleaning results will accumulate.
  • Just find a good cleaning service.
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