When you live in a small space, especially in an RV, every inch counts when it keeps to maintaining your sanity and having freedom to just simply live. When a tiny living space is cluttered, disorganized or dirty, we all feel tired, hopeless, and poor. Having a home that is clean and organized provides a sense of calm, health and wealth. To make this happen, I would like to share my daily chores when living in a small space.
Having a clean and organized home just doesn’t magically happen. It’s about developing a strategy and using tools of the trade. Since we are just coming off of Super Bowl 50, it’s our list of game plays and bags of equipment.
Some people purchase cleaners while others make their own. Similarly with tools – some people like to purchase special equipment, wands and rags. Others may just have a grocery bag near their dryer to toss in old items to re-purpose for cleaning. Tossed in this bag would be old t-shirts, socks, worn-out towels and washcloths.
Whatever your choices, let’s take a look at an action list that makes the best sparkle with minimal sacrifice of your precious time.
After waking up, drinking coffee, watching news, then getting dressed, it’s time for a healthy and hearty breakfast.
Once we finish our chow down, it is time to attack the house, taking special shots at any dusty tumbleweed that is thinking about formation. Once done with the Daily Chores aka “Tidy Tasks”, I am able and fully ready to really, yes really, start my day.
First, I grab my iPhone or iPad and set my Tomato Timer. 25 minutes….Ready…Set…Go! Working from the left side of the house to the right, here are the items to focus on…
- Coffee Pot
- Small Appliances
- Blankets, Cushions, Pillows
- Launch Pad
- Entertainment Center
- Hang Towels & Washcloths
- Dirty Laundry
- Wipe Sink
- Toilet Brush
- Shake Rugs
- Make Bed
- Change Pillow Cases Every Other Day
- Dirty Laundry
- Clean Laundry
- Wipe & Tidy One Flat Surface
21 minutes. That’s all Daily Chores took today. Our space is tidy, clean and organized so we can enjoy what the day brings. Next time, let’s talk about Daily Chores again, but the list for evenings.