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FlyLady method, the ritual to clean and order your house in just 15 minutes
Cleaning the house is a pain, we agree, but we all have internalized that our house should be clean. But of course, we do nothing with having everything like gold if we neglect order, because a messy house gives a feeling of abandonment and, yes, also of dirt (although it is not). For this reason, we pay a lot of attention to the different forms of storage and the method of Marie Kondo and others that we have come to know over time, such as Oosouji, triumphed long ago. But of course, if you don't have time (or you think you don't have it), you end up leaving it as impossible. That is why there is a guru of order that is about to unseat the Japanese. She is about Marla Cilley and her routine has a name: FlyLady. The FlyLady method is a project based on routines to keep everything in order without having to spend too much time on housework (and thus have time, for example, to read the novel of the moment: Mrs. March)
And it is that, according to a survey carried out by the American Cleaning Institute, a person can spend up to six hours tidying up every corner of their home, since we strive to do everything in a single day.
The FlyLady method has four specific commandments:
1. Keep the sink clean.
It is not necessary to do a thorough cleaning every day but it is essential that you keep it clean, empty and dry. For Cilley, the sink is the area of the house that gives the most a feeling of dirt and the part that can make us laziest. But if you follow the rule of always keeping it clean and, above all, without clutter, you will see how the overall feeling of your house will change.
2. Always put on your shoes.
Yes, this rule is very curious. According to the North American, it is best to get dressed and put on your shoes as soon as you get up, nothing to wear your slippers at home. And because? Because that way you will feel prepared to do things from the first moment. It is something more mental. According to this guru of order, people feel and act differently when they are fully dressed, even if they do not leave the house, in order to avoid the excuses to stop doing some housework.
3. Spend just 15 minutes a day ordering a room.
How do you hear it, only 15 minutes and only one stay. Plus, Cilley encourages you to do it on a timer so you stop picking when the alarm goes off. In this way you will see everything you are capable of doing in such a short space of time. According to the North American, “our houses have not gotten dirty in a single day. Therefore, we cannot make them clean and tidy in one day«. By betting only on one room, you avoid wandering from one space to another, which makes you waste time and get distracted by other things. But be realistic, if you have a huge kitchen you are not going to clean it all, divide it into zones and "attack" one each day.
4. Establish some routines.
This method suggests dividing your day into three bands: morning routines, afternoon routines and night routines. This is a key point within the FlyLady method, since turning an action into a routine will make you do it without thinking. But of course, for that you have to repeat the same thing many times and at the same time of day: make the bed as soon as you get up, scrub the breakfast pots as soon as you finish...
In addition, the North American gives us some basic recommendations for those who want to start in her method:
- Make the bed every morning: it is essential so that your room does not look like a lion's den.
-She identifies the most problematic points of the house and she spends two minutes a day to put them in order: the dining room table, the chair in the room full of clothes, the furniture in the entrance...
- Take a garbage bag and throw away 27 pieces of junk that you don't use: they may seem like a lot to you, but if you put them into practice, you will surely end up with more than 27.
- Clean the bathroom (superficially) every morning: remove the remains of toothpaste from the sink, hair, place the towels...
- Create a weekly plan to keep organized control: on Mondays I pick up the furniture in the living room, on Tuesdays the bedroom, on Wednesdays the countertop... 15 minutes with each thing, don't forget.
- Establish a nightly routine: before going to sleep, spend 10 minutes to clean up things that are messy. This is how you prepare your house for the next day.