Like learning anything else in the world, clutter clearing is a skill that you can develop. You can think of yourself as needing to build your clutter clearing ‘muscle’. The more of it you do, the more proficient you become and the easier it gets, but when you first begin you can feel like a clutter-clearing weakling. Continue Reading →
If you work from home or have a desk you use at home, this next section is for you. The first step is to do one simple sum: calculate the percentage area of naked desk you can actually see. Don’t cheat and tidy your desk before you do this. Just leave it exactly as it is to get an honest appraisal of your situation.
Let’s start with a few guidelines for laundry work.
1. Sort the clothes, and wash whites together. By following this simple rule you can avoid the dingy look white clothes can get when they pick up the dye — even in microscopic amounts — from darker clothing.
The following recipe will clean and revive these surfaces beautifully.
Substitute lemon juice for white vinegar if you wish, and use sweet orange or lemon essential oil for a delightful citrus fragrance.
• 1 tablespoon borax
• 2 cups very hot water
• 1 tablespoon white vinegar
• 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
• 10 drops essential oil of your choice
Dissolve the borax in the water, and then add the other ingredients. Use a spray bottle to apply the cleaner to laminated and plastic surfaces. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.