Simple Living Manifesto No. 27
Posted on September 10th, 2011
Create a simple system for house work. Another example of a simple system is clean-as-you-go with a burst. Read more.
I can break my system down into a few component parts:
- I live in a small space, so I notice messes.
- I don’t like messes, so when I see one, I clean it up (or instruct the person who made it to clean it up).
- I live in a small space, so the capacity for messes usually doesn’t exceed my capacity for cleaning them up.
- There’s no schedule for cleaning, but I generally clean the bathroom twice a week, vacuum twice a week, dust several times a week (Pea helps with this), and clean the kitchen multiple times a day.
- Laundry is easy to keep up with when you don’t have an excessive amount of clothing AND you have adequate storage for clean clothes.
- Laundry is even easier to keep up with when you have no “intermediate storage” for clean clothes. No laundry baskets: clothes go straight from the dryer/line to the wardrobes.
And there you have it. The biggest problem with living in a small space is that one mess can quickly take over, so
we all I have to be vigilant.