I simply love FlyLady for all the wonderful tips on cleaning and home organization! The great ideas are really too many to count, but here are the ones that helped me most:
1. Shine your sink
This might not make sense - how does a shiny sink help when your whole house is a mess? Yet I've found out that it works miracles for me. If my sink is clean and shiny, I feel relaxed and contented enough to tackle the biggest pile of mess and clutter I can find.
2. Declutter for 15 minutes a day
I don't think I can over-emphasize the importance of regular decluttering. But suppose you're like me - someone who tends to accumulate unnecessary possessions - and those, in turn, accumulate dust? What if you have piles of clutter you are simple afraid to face? Doing a bit every day does the trick!
3. Pick up after yourself
This one makes a huge difference about how your home looks at the end of the day! A pair of shoes here, a glass or dish there... before you know it, your house is a mess. Picking up after yourself helps you maintain cleanliness and order.
4. Keep the bathroom clean
I think few things are more depressing and discouraging than a dirty, messy bathroom.
5. Set your timer for 15 minutes
When I face a cleaning day and I'm not in my best shape, I often feel overwhelmed - "oh, this will take hours! I will never finish this! I'm so tired!" - but if I work for 15 minutes and go as fast as I can, then rest for 5 or 10 minutes, then work for 15 minutes again (repeat as many times as necessary) - this really works when you can't do a lot at once.
... Waiting to hear your favorite FlyLady tips!