Tidy your house in 30 minutes.

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Tidy your house in 30 minutes!

Specially useful when your guests are soon to be at your doorstep

A quick swipe over sometimes can be exactly what you need, but I suggest you don’t make it your habit. As a result things on the surface will look great, but under everything will still pile up. Therefore I hope these tips will lead you to deeper cleaning once you see how much you can actually achieve in such a short amount of time.

At the end of the day, if it takes you 30 minutes to sprint through the house to make yourself and your guests more comfortable, then go for it!


1.Get clear in how big of a mess you’re really in. Go through all the rooms, but do not do this empty handed. In one hand take a bin bag for all the rubbish you see around and in other hand take a bowl or something to put dirty dishes in (they tend to appear in mystical places). Be critical – everything that should be thrown out needs to go in to the bin bag without hesitation. 

2. Every room that you enter OPEN THE WINDOW, because fresh air will keep you motivated and change the energy + you will get rid of dirty air. Now take a deep breath in and let’s continue. 

3. Put all the little things that are just lying around your house in their places. Don’t worry if that take too much time, you can put them all in one drawer or a bag for later sorting. You can use this tactic only when in rush, because it is a dangerous habit to change later.

P.S. If you forget about those little things, remember about them a week later or do not want to look at them anymore, most likely they have served the time and can be given to people who would appreciate them more. As an alternative, they can be thrown out so they could not bother you again. 

4. After going through the rooms and collecting garbage and dirty dishes, put those things where they belong – bing bag in a bin, dirty dishes in the washing machine. In case you do not have a washing machine, put them in a sink, fill it up with water and add a dish washing soap, leave to soak. You will have time to wash them later. 

5. Go through the rooms again and close all the windows. Take a quick glance around the room and if you notice something that still needs to be put in its right place, do it. 

6. Bathroom – take all the dirty towels and put in dirty laundry bag. On all the shiny parts (tiles, sink etc.) spray the cleaning product and let it on for now. Put a cleaning liquid in a toilet and leave while completing next steps. We will come back for this!

7. Living room (the room where you will most probably welcome your guests) – fold all the blankets that are there, remote controls put in their designated places. All the newspapers and journals nicely put in one pile. 

8. Back to the kitchen. All the dishes are now nicely soaked and will be much easier and faster to wash. If a dishwasher have already done the job, congratulations, more time to do other things 🙂 Look around and if you notice other products lying around, put them in the fridge. Everything else you can put in one corner on the kitchen counter. With a humid cloth go over all the counter tops and clean also the sink. 

9. Bathroom again! Quickly wipe all the shiny parts that you did spray with a cleaning product before. Don’t forget to clean the mirror. Put the clean towels out. 

10. Door bell not ringing yet? In the short amount of time that you still have go through all the rooms again to make sure you have not missed something. 

That’s it! You did it! Imagine if you have done some much in such short amount of time, what could you do with more time and motivation?

I hope you will enjoy your time with guests and they will appreciate and respect your clean house.

If you wish to share your tips, I would be more than happy to read your experience.  Please leave a comment if this 30 minutes sprint have worked for you and share them if you think that someone might benefit. 

I wish you to create that special space that you feel comfortable in and keep it nice and tidy. 



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Tidy 4 main areas in your house and enjoy the freedom

I am a true believer that clutter takes the best out of us and blocks new energy to come in to our lives. This is why it has been so important in my life to de-clutter from time to time to create that precious space for new opportunities. It is great if you do a spring cleaning, however I encourage you to take that action monthly and see how your world changes. I am suggesting this because the more we do it, the more we get rid off, which means that there will be less distractions in our already busy lives.  

First time de-cluttering might seem like you are throwing away a lot of things, most probably things that you obviously don’t need anymore, for example junk mail, expired medicine, stained clothes. However once you get yourself in to habit of de-cluttering your stuff frequently, you will be able to see more clearly what you really need therefore getting rid of more and more each time. Trust me,  before you know it, you will be left with nothing but everything that you truly need so you can focus your mind on what is important to you.

I would like to start with Living room as it is a common area for clutter to shop up as everyone in the family are using this room, including your guests. Here are a list of things to get rid of right now:

      • Junk mail – unsubscribe from receiving them at all if all you do is look at them and put aside after receiving.
      • Old magazines – you have read them, give them to someone who haven’t.
      • Books you’ve outgrown – it is time to give them second life – donate.
      • Stained or worn throw pillow covers and trows – they just do not look pretty anymore.
      • Broken pens and markers – what is the use of that?
      • Filled notepads and notebooks – they are filled.

Let’s continue with your Kitchen since this is the place, I believe, most hard to organize, because there  are just so many things, places to hide things and things in to things. But let’s start with couple of obvious items that have served their time in your kitchen:

      • Expired coupons – there is no need for those anymore, right?
      • Plastic lids or containers that don’t have a “friend” – it is hard to use them without their best half. 
      • Unused cookbooks – give them to your friends or someone you know would appreciate them.
      • Expired foods – obviously, right? You do not want to get food poisoning.
      • Chipped or damaged dishes – you will not have space for new things if you keep piling up the old ones.
      • Unused flower vases – yes, I know, we keep them to use some day, but be real here – you only need couple.

Moving on, let’s go to you Bathroom and see what can be done there to make it less cluttered and more spacious. This is such an important place to keep tidy as it is where you are getting rid of all the dirt and in my opinion you can’t clean yourself well enough in a cluttered space (it just makes no sense):

      • Expired medicine – no use of that anymore anyways.
      • Old makeup – using it might cause some pretty ugly consequences.
      • Old nail polish – unless you know some tricks to make it new again, get rid of it.
      • Old or stained towels – find another use for them, otherwise they don’t belong in your bathroom.
      • Hair accessories – they used to be in fashion, not anymore.

Last place I would like to point out in today’s blog is the place where you spend most of your time, the most precious time, because nothing is more important than a good night sleep. Yes, I am talking about your Bedroom:

      • Clothes that don’t fit – if they are in good condition, give them to someone in need.
      • Stained, worn, unused bed linen – your sleep will be much deeper knowing you are sleeping on good sheets.
      • Stained or worn clothes – you will not wear them anyways.
      • Mismatched and worn socks – believe me, you will feel much better once they are out of your closet. 
      • Broken jewellery – let’s be honest, you will never fix them.

Now when you have an actual list where to start from, I suggest you do not waste any time and get to work ASAP, because only you can create that space that best suits your needs. 

I hope that this post have helped you to realise how many thing you have been keeping for no reason as they do no have real use in your life. 

If you have found this article useful, please share your thought below to inspire others to clear their home as well. 

Best of success, 


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