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How to achieve perfect cleanliness at home without stressing: "the calendar method"

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Tidying up your home starts with decluttering

A mess of chaotically arranged or even scattered things is one of the main obstacles for those who want to clean up their home. It can be intimidating to imagine how you're going to sort it all out. Not to mention getting down to the business of doing it.

But cleanliness experts say that the task can be easier than it seems if you arm yourself with one rather unexpected item. And this object is a calendar. OBOZ.UA talks about the "calendar method" that will help you finally disassemble the rubble and free up your living space.

How it works

You don't need to start right now. You need to wait until the very first day of the month when everyone usually starts a new life. Only this time you will really start it.

So, on the first of the month, choose one thing to get rid of and throw it away or give it away, depending on its condition. The next day, get rid of two things, and on the third day, three. And so on, until the 30th or 31st day, when you will need to get rid of the corresponding number of items. Just imagine - in a month, almost 500 things you don't need will gradually disappear from your home.

How to get started

You don't need to give away the dress you wore to your graduation or the teddy bear your ex gave you on the very first day. It can be emotionally difficult and demotivate you right from the start. First, get rid of something that has no emotional value at all. For example, an old utility bill, an empty bottle, or a box.

As you gradually free up space in this way, you will begin to feel the drive and pleasure of the process. And at the end of the month, it will be easier for you to part with things that are just taking up space. Even if they are burdened with memories.

Experts also advise not to run around the house looking for something else to throw away, but to focus on one room at a time. Having cleared a room, you will approach the next one with more enthusiasm.

Another advantage of this method is the gradual development of a habit. Even if the claim that new actions are built into your lifestyle in 21 days is a myth, you can still improve this skill in a month and even start enjoying it. And this is a guarantee that in the future it will be easier for you to say goodbye to things and not clutter up your space.

By the way, if you still have extra things after cleaning according to the calendar method, start a new month of decluttering using the same principle. On the first day - one thing, on the second - two, on the third - three, and so on. Do not deprive yourself of this simple element of the game and cleaning will remain fun and easy.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to properly clean a house after renovation.

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