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The 10 Incredibly Useful Rules Every Organized House Follows

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Here are some terrific ideas (rules/habits) for keeping your house in order... many of which I learned from my mom and follow to this day!

By Amy Howell

Homes don’t clean themselves. But these easy-peasy rules "wake and make" as they call it, will make you feel like they do.

Here's the thing you may have noticed about houses: They don't clean themselves.

Which is unfortunate, because if houses cleaned themselves you could spend less time cleaning yours, and more time doing something fun!

A few simple daily habits could make it seem like you've got a self-cleaning house.

Rules like . . .


#1 Dedicate 20 Minutes a Day Every Day

You don't need to set aside 20 hours one day to get things in order. You only need 20 minutes every day.

Focus on taking clutter in just one room. You might only pare down a single drawer or shelf, but "it will make you feel accomplished at the end of the day, and at the end of a week, you will see how much you can declutter," says professional organizer Helena Alkhas.

#2 Follow a "One-Minute" Rule