Some people love cleaning, organizing and decluttering. Some people hate it. If cleaning, organizing and decluttering give you the heebie jeebies, there is hope. In fact, there is a way to get your home clean and decluttered in a mere 15-30 minutes per day, and it’s easier than you think. The key is to work to your strengths, and even if those strengths don’t include cleaning and organizing, there are great ways to get the results you want without losing your sanity in the process. The key is to be in balance when we tackle the items that will make our homes sparkle and shine.
Decluttering your home full steam ahead
We all know a determined, force of nature. They run full steam ahead on everything. They may not know where they’re going, but they’re determined to get there. They get the job done quickly and efficiently, and if you’re that person, you’re smiling just reading this. They want tough love and give it freely, and as long as the recipient of their tough love understands them, everyone can flourish. The only reason these people might have clutter is because they don’t care what their environment looks like. If that is the case, no one can make them care. If they do care, no one can stop them from decluttering their home and creating an absolute paradise. When they’re in balance, they inspire awe with their productivity and leadership skills. They mobilize themselves and/or their family to get the job done and then move on to the next task. When unbalanced, they steamroll people and cause hurt feelings everywhere. As a mom, it is enticing to do everything and then complain that no one helps, but if they want help with decluttering, they need to ask for help before they dive in. The key is to understand that not everyone has their determination and drive, and they will see the most success when they let others work at their pace.
Making decluttering your home fun
Then we have the free spirit. The free spirit would love to get rid of the clutter as long as they have fun in the process, although the truth is that they don’t mind the clutter that much. To them, a little bit of clutter gives a home character. They don’t aspire to have a showplace. They aspire to have a place where people enjoy themselves and connect, but creating that space overwhelms them. In balance, this person knows they need a task orientation to delutter their home. They use timers or find a task oriented friend to help them complete tasks. Out of balance, they leave everything undone and chaos reigns. They are forever rushing to get papers signed, uniforms washed or snacks for the game that starts in an hour. The key for them is to be consistent even if it’s using The Magic of Fifteen Minutes and to get an accountability partner. It would also help them to know some clean house tips for people who hate to clean.
Decluttering your home for the love of others
Some people love to support others. They often struggle to keep their home tidy because they keep everything. Why? Because they’re sentimental and everything has meaning to them, even things others think is trash. In balance, they keep their home clean and tidy to support those they love. Out of balance the house suffers because they spend all their time helping others., dropping everything anytime calls and running to their aid. They always have the best of intentions, but those intentions rarely come to fruition. The key for this person is balancing their role as a supporter of their friends and family with providing their family a clean and clutter free living space. Sometimes they even blame the mess on their family because they expect the same level of support from their family members that they give, but unless the family members share the same personality trait, it isn’t going to happen.
Sometimes decluttering your home comes naturally
Then there are those who love nothing better than a clean, organized home. In balance, these people are naturally organized and love to declutter. They have the homes that the rest of us wish we had. It wasn’t until adulthood that I learned how difficult this trait can be. As I said, in balance everything looks great, but some people can’t stop cleaning and organizing. It becomes a compulsion rather than a joy because they want everything perfect. The other side of that, surprisingly, is that the perfection they seek feels so far from what they have, some people never start in the first place. Until they can do it all, they do nothing, which means they never do anything at all, or they work until they drop and feel defeated because they didn’t finish the job. This is where timers come in handy. While timers help some people get started, for these folks, timers give them permission to stop. Very few will only go for one 15 minute session, but the timer reminds them over and over that stopping is perfectly fine too.
What’s your home decluttering personality?
Do you see yourself in any of these scenarios? Are you the determined person who declutters your home regularly with focus? Are you the free spirit who would like to declutter your home but need it to be fun? Perhaps you are the supportive type who never seems to quite find the time to declutter your home because you’re always helping someone else, or the perfectionist who never declutters enough for your home to be perfect. The good news is, whichever type you are, decluttering and keeping your home might be easier and simpler than you think. All you need is a system to help you, and I know a great one, The Whole Home Reset. What’s so great about the Whole Home Reset? It is a simple and doable system for everyone, regardless of your personality. Over the course of several weeks you learn how to get and keep your home clean and organized, and trust me, if I can do this program, anyone can.
The home decluttering system that works for every personality
For years I struggled to get my home clean, and every time I did I spent most of the time complaining as it got messy again. With the Whole Home Reset, I quit complaining because I had a system that worked and that I could include my family to help declutter our home and keep it clean in 15-30 minutes per day. If you want to keep trying the same way that’s failed you multiple times, keep at it, but if you want something easy, simple and incredibly effective, sign up now.