Prior to ruthlessly decluttering, I remember marathon cleaning sessions on the weekend. I'm talking HOURS.
I would scrub away while I fumed inside about how our house was in terrible shape.
I would rage vacuum while I thought about all of the other things I WISHED I was doing.
+taking a nap
+hiking with my kids
+day date with my husband
+read a book
....but instead, I would clean. And get the house nice. Then pick up after someone. Then pick up after someone else. Then get frustrated at someone for not picking up after themselves. Then WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH STUFF IN THIS HOUSE?!?
Some weekends, I would just skip the cleaning. Because I was too tired. And what was it all for, anyway? It would just be a hot mess by Sunday night again.
....but then I went a little crazy and got rid of 70% of our household belongings.
And a secret side effect that no one told me about?
There was a DRASTIC reduction in cleaning.
I'm talking, 50% less cleaning.
Because I wasn't spending all my time picking up BEFORE I could even GET to the cleaning!
Alumni of my program have reported an average of 50-70% less cleaning once finished, AND 7-10 hours a WEEK of extra time on their hands!
+to take lots of naps
+to go on hikes with their kids
+to go on day dates with their partners
+to read lots of books
.......what could you do with all of that extra time??