A chaotic environment equals a chaotic mind.
Now I am no expert or specialist on my new found theory, but I’ll tell you something, it’s certainly true for me.
When the environment I am in is chaotic, a mess and unorganised, my mind seems to go in much the same direction.
I can’t concentrate.
I feel anxious.
I stress out about anything and everything.
Then it becomes a vicious cycle.
The more I stress, the less I seem to get done, resulting in even more stress.
So today I gave myself an ultimatum…
The dining room, the room in which I spend 95% of my day, would get clean.
No if’s, but’s or maybe’s.
I got MonsterSquad Dad on board and we made a difference, one corner of the room at a time.
I still have one more area to sort through until the room will be ‘done’, but I am feeling so much better about it already.
Here are my top 3 tips to get the place looking better straight away.
1. Clear off and de-clutter flat surfaces. Wipe them down so they’re clean of dust and grime. Remove the non essentials and dust off what needs to be on show.
If this is a huge job (like it was at Chaos HQ), choose one area to start with, such as the mantle piece or the table.
2. Grab a washing basket and collect up all the bits and pieces that have gathered in the dining room and remove them. Less clutter instantly makes the place look cleaner. For the first time in a long time my mantle piece is almost completely clutter-free, and I like it!
3. Sweep, Vacuum & Mop the floors! Our floor gets trashed daily and the vacuuming had been very much neglected. As soon as I vacuumed it, the room looked more spacious and a whole lot cleaner, and it took about 20mins!
Now that we’ve put all the effort in to get the room tidy, my aim is to keep it that way!
Can you share any other hot tips on making the dining area a clean and clutter-free zone?