Recently a blogger buddy of mine posted a recap of her November goals and where she netted out. At the top of the post was a mention of the daily 6 as a cleaning method.
After our recent move it’s started feeling like cleaning is non-stop and sometimes a bit overwhelming – of course I couldn’t figure out why. I love this idea of the daily 6: make beds right away, keep your kitchen sink empty, do a load of laundry most days, clean up after yourself, bathroom wipe-down, before bed 10-minute clean up.
I did a quick Google search on this and didn’t come up with much that was relevant. I have a feeling this is something Ashley or someone she knows invented, but regardless I like it!
Aside from making beds, because, well, we don’t, the rest of this sounds like such a great idea. Back when I had laundry in my apartment, I didn’t use it daily, and rarely weekly. The laundry piled up – it was a bit ridiculous, in hindsight. Looking at it now, if I had a washing machine in my unit I see no reason why doing one load, before or after work, every day, would be an issue.
Regardless, cleaning is something that no one likes to do, but this idea of the daily 6 (which, can be customized to fit your needs, I suppose) can really help make these chores less daunting.
Taking a look at my life as it is now, here are my daily 6 – hopefully I can stick to them!
1. Clean bathroom daily.
2. Sweep floor in one room every day.
3. Don’t go to bed with any clothes on the floor or stacked on furniture.
4. Do dishes after each meal.
5. Spend 10 minutes cleaning before bed (I’m keeping this one)
6. Put things back where they belong after using them.
If you could create a list of the top 6 things to do every day to ensure your life and/or house are clean and clutter free, what would they be?
Yes, after finishing this post I fully realize this is 100% about cleaning and highly uninteresting but sometimes that’s just the way it is.