Domestic CEO's Top Tips for Your Home
The Domestic CEO has crossed the 100 episodes mark! What better way to celebrate than with her top tips on home decor, organization, cleaning, and entertaining? Click to learn these fun and easy ways to help you love your home.
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This is the 100th episode of the Domestic CEO show!
I can’t believe that I've logged 100 episodes already. Where did the time go?
If you check out the Domestic CEO archive, you will find 2 years’ worth of episodes covering anything and everything about running your home - from cleaning to organizing, from entertaining to home decor. In celebration of this milestone, today's episode (#101) features my top tips from the Domestic CEO’s most popular categories.
Here we go!
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Category #1: Cleaning Your Home
Let’s admit it right off the bat: Cleaning is not fun. In fact, it can be quite a pain to tackle a big cleaning job, especially if it’s something you’ve let go for a while. To make it a little bit more tolerable (and even enjoyable), try these tips:
Get the most adorable cleaning supplies possible! Seriously, if your cute, ruffled rubber gloves make you smile every time you look at them, this alone will be a little boost to the task.
See also: Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep all your cleaning products and tools in one brightly-colored caddy. For example, keep all your bathroom cleaning stuff in a cheerful yellow caddy with a handle. This makes it easy to grab and go and eliminates unnecessary running for a forgotten item.
When you start tackling the cleaning of one room, finish that room before moving on to the next. You know what I’m talking about. You run to answer the phone or help your husband find something in the kitchen and then bam! – suddenly you’re cleaning the kitchen sink instead of the shower stall you started scrubbing 15 minutes ago. Stay focused!
See also: Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tips
Category #2: Household Chores
The word "chore" does not evoke feelings of fun and excitement (in most of us anyway). So we need to tweak that into something better. How? Here are a few of my favorite secrets:
When it comes to chores around the house, divvying up the jobs makes life a lot easier. Whether it’s taking out the trash, picking up that messy pile of newspapers, or dusting off the bookshelves - when the load is shared it becomes lighter. Divide and conquer!
See also: How to Divide Household Chores
Chore charts aren’t just for kids, you know. Adults also like checking off a job or crossing something off their to-do list. At my company, Moxie Girl Household Assistants, we like to keep a three-ring informational binder for each home we care for. We keep lists of tasks that need to be completed for each room. Even professional cleaners enjoy crossing jobs off the list!
Reward yourself (and your chore helpers) for a job well done. Everyone works better when there’s an incentive at the end. Treat yourself to a favorite magazine, chocolate, or ice cream cone once you’ve accomplished your chores. Looking forward to that treat will keep the momentum going!
See also: How to Get Kids to Help Out With Chores