Who doesn’t love a clean and tidy home? Keeping your house in order can feel like a constant battle, but it doesn’t have to be. As with anything, tidying up regularly will make a huge difference to your stress levels and the general organisation of your home. The trick is to find a method that suits you and your lifestyle so that tidying up becomes second nature rather than an arduous task that you dread.

With so many different techniques available, finding the one that suits you best might seem tricky. However, there are actually only a few main tidying up methods out there – each of which has its own pros and cons. Luckily for you, we’ve got everything you need to know about them right here…

Bring in the professionals!

If you’ve tried tidying up on your own, but it’s just not happening, then you might want to consider hiring a professional to help you. There are many different types of cleaners out there, and each one has its own way of tidying up. However, if you want to know the best way to keep a tidy home, then there’s only one option: professionals!

The Pros:

Professional cleaners tend to be quick and efficient. They will take care of everything for you quickly, meaning that you can get back to doing what you need to do – whether that’s working on your novel or binge-watching Netflix!

Professional cleaners tend to be thorough – they don’t just clean surfaces, they also go through the nooks and crannies of your home. This means that they will get rid of all of the dirt and dust that is hiding in your home so that it is at its absolute best before they leave. Not only does this make things look cleaner as soon as they arrive; but it also means that any spots or stains will be removed from the areas where they happen to be when the cleaner arrives. This means that no matter how much work there is for them on arrival, our cleaners will always leave your home looking like new! It might sound like an exaggeration; however professional cleaning really does have this effect – we’ve seen it countless times with our clients!

Professional cleaners are also discreet and professional. They will never make a mess in your home and they will never let anyone know that they have been there. The only thing that they will do is clean; so you can be confident that the cleaner is working on your home without you ever having to worry about them!

Professional cleaners are also polite and well-mannered. They won’t be loud or rude, nor will they ever forget to say thank you for their services. They are happy to take their job seriously but also understand the importance of being considerate of other people’s needs.

Professional cleaners are also respectful of your property and surroundings. They won’t damage your belongings in any way, nor will they leave anything behind when they leave! They understand the importance of tidiness and cleanliness, which is why our cleaners are always so thorough when it comes to cleaning – not only inside your home but around it too!

In summary, professional cleaning really does work wonders for homes – we’ve seen it time and time again with our clients! So if you’re looking for a reliable cleaner who can make sure that all your hard work goes unnoticed then give us a call today!

The One-Box-Only Method

If you’re just starting out in the world of professional cleaning, then you’re probably wondering what exactly to do.

It is a good idea to start by using the one-box-only method. This means that once you have recorded your first order, you need to make sure that you keep it simple and don’t try and embellish your cleaning services.

This way, your business will have a solid base on which to build – without any unnecessary extras.

The One-Box-Only Method is also known as the “ABC” method of marketing (A for “Add”, B for “Build”, C for “Create”) so it’s worth thinking about when designing your business cards!

The best way to do this is to keep things simple and include only two different elements: the name of your business and an image which represents what your services are all about.

These two elements should be easy enough for people to understand without having to think too hard about them! You could use a logo or image of some kind but it’s best not to go overboard – save that for marketing materials such as brochures or business cards!

The Zero-Inbox Method

It’s also a good idea to make sure that you don’t have too many emails in your inbox.

The Zero-Inbox Method means that you won’t be tempted to send out any more emails than absolutely necessary.

Under the Zero-Inbox Method, you should only send out one email a day and keep it short and sweet – just enough information to keep the customer interested!

You should also check your spam folder regularly – if you can’t find anything in there, then it’s probably a good idea not to send any more emails!

The One-Box-Only Method is one of the best ways of avoiding clutter in your inbox and will ensure that your customers know exactly what they’re getting when they hire you!

The One-room Tidy Up Method

This method is designed to help you to get rid of clutter in one room of your house.

It’s not a foolproof method, but it does make you think about the stuff that you have and makes it easier for you to decide what to throw out, donate or rather sell on the Corido Marketplace website.

The contents of your home will also make it easy for you to remember what’s important and what isn’t. When you’re finished with your home, you’ll have a really good idea about what needs to go – that way, when someone asks if they can come and look at your house, you won’t have any doubts!

The Fly Shoe Flinging Method

This method is great for people who have a lot of shoes, but not enough space to store them.

You can also use it to make your home look more organized and tidy.

It’s a good idea to start with the biggest and most obvious shoes in your house – like the pair of trainers that you’ve been wearing lately.

Next, find the smallest pair of shoes in your house – if you don’t have any smaller than that, then you’re probably not going to be able to find any smaller ones! Give away all of your small shoes – or sell them on Corido Marketplace.

Once you’ve got rid of all the smaller pairs, look at the next biggest pair of shoes in your house. Go through each pair until you’ve got rid of every single pair!

Once you’ve emptied out this area, go back and do it again with the next largest section. Keep repeating this until there are no other pairs left!

Keep doing this until there are no more pairs left in your house! You’ll be amazed at how much clutter has been reduced by just doing this one simple exercise!

The Discard, Consolidate and Organise Method

This method is the same as the one above, but instead of starting from the biggest pair of shoes in your house and removing them, you start with the smallest and work your way up to the largest.

For example, say you have a pair of trainers that are quite small. You could take those out first and then put all your other shoes into drawers.

From there, you could move on to work boots, then slippers/flats, then sandals/thongs. Then finally trainers again!

To be honest, though I don’t really see much point in doing this – I think it defeats the object of decluttering by making it too complicated!

The Clear-Out Method

The Clear-Out Method is probably my favourite method because it’s so simple! You basically go through every single room in your house and clear everything out – including things like bedding, clothes, furniture and appliance that you never use anymore.

It works well for people who live in smaller houses as well – if you don’t have enough space to store all your items, clearing them out is a great idea! That way you can either sell or donate them via Corido Marketplace to make room for new stuff!

If you’re still not sure what to do with all that clutter in your home after following one of these three methods, why not check out my blog post about how to declutter an entire house?

The KonMari Method

The KonMari Method is a little more detailed than the other two methods and works best for people who are really into decluttering.

Essentially, you go through each room of your house and throw out everything that you haven’t used in the last six months.

This includes all the items you didn’t use in the last six months, all the items that have been stored away in drawers or cupboards for too long, as well as clothes that have not been worn since they were purchased.

You could also throw out things like books, magazines and DVDs if they’re not being used anymore.

After following this method, you will notice a huge difference when it comes to space in your home – it feels much lighter and more spacious!

The Corido Method

The Corido Method is great for people who don’t have a lot of space in their house! It’s basically going through every single room in your home and throwing out anything that’s been unused for at least a month. For example, if you’ve bought something recently but haven’t set it up yet, then you could resell it! You might be amazed by how quickly your home looks so much cleaner after following this method!

The Tidy-As-You-Go Method:

The Tidy-As-You-Go Method is a great way to make sure you’re getting rid of clutter but it’s also a great way to save money!

By doing this, you will be able to clear out your home of clutter at no cost! All that you need to do is clean as you go and make a list of what needs to be thrown out.

This method is especially useful if you have a lot of clothes that are no longer being worn, or if there are any items in your home that have been in the attic for years.

The more clutter that you can get rid of, the better!

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The Clearing-Out Method

The Clearing-Out Method is ideal for people who want to clean their home as quickly as possible! It will also save them a ton of money by not having to buy new items when they’ve got perfectly good ones lying around. You could also sell certain items on eBay or on Gumtree to make extra money!

If you’re using the Clearing-Out Method, then your aim is to clear everything out into one central location – and then clean each room individually. This means that even if there are only two rooms in your house, all the cleaning work can be completed effectively in one day! Plus, it’s not too difficult since all you need to do is simply throw out everything into one big pile and then clean each room individually.

You could also use this method if you’re the type of person who likes to keep everything. If you’re that way inclined, then you could use the Clearing-Out Method to your advantage and sell off what you don’t need or want anymore!

The Top-Shelves Method

The Top-Shelves Method is both quick and effective as it involves simply putting things on top of one another in a neat, orderly fashion. This means that everything will be neatly organised and nothing will be left out of place. Once everything has been put away, then you can get started on cleaning each room individually.

The top shelves method is ideal for busy people who don’t have the time or energy to clean their house every week! It will also save them a ton of money by not having to buy new items when they’ve got perfectly good ones lying around. You could also use this method if you’re the type of person who likes to keep everything. If you’re that way inclined, then you could use the top shelves method to your advantage and sell off what you don’t need or want anymore!

The Weekly Rotating Method

This method involves rotating your entire house every week. This means that you’ll have to get up a bit earlier and do the whole house in one go. If you’re not a morning person, then this could be a bit of a pain and you may want to do this method on the weekend instead.

The Monthly Clearing-Out Method

The Monthly Clearing-Out Method is another one that can be used by busy people who don’t have time or energy for regular cleaning! This method involves keeping your home quite tidy once a month and then getting rid of anything you no longer need or want.

The monthly clearing-out method is suitable for decluttering items which are attracting monthly maintenance or storage costs such as machines, rented items etc.

The Annual Clear Out Method

The Annual Clear Out Method involves getting rid of anything that’s no longer needed or wanted once a year. If you’ve got a lot of things, then this method could be too time-consuming and difficult to complete, so I’d recommend sticking to the Weekly Rotating Method instead!

Items needed to be cleared annually involve huge items like vehicles, bikes, tools, appliances, clothing, etc. These are items that you have only used a few times or they have been stored for all that while.

Some of these items are also stored in storage units and warehouses. And therefore attracting rent fees.

The Folder and Binder Method

The Folder and Binder Method is a very simple and effective method to declutter your home. This method involves organizing your home by category into folders or binders. Each folder or binder will then be stored in a specific place in your home.

This method works because you are able to see what you have at one glance, which will help you make decisions as to whether you need that item or not.

The reason why this method is so effective is that it allows you to see the whole picture of all the items that are currently stored in your home.

For example, if you just store items in boxes, then it’s quite easy to forget about them. You may even end up storing more than you need! The Folder and Binder Method helps improve the organization and efficiency of storage space available in your home.

To use this method effectively, I’d recommend having different types of binders (folders) for different categories of items that have been stored in your home such as books, clothes, kitchenware etc.

The Bowl Method

is a great way to declutter your home. The basic idea of this method is to create a bowl in each room of your home, with all the items that you no longer need or want.

This method is ideal for households with children because it allows them to easily see what they have and what they can’t play with anymore.

The advantage of this method is that it is very simple and easy to use, meaning that you will be able to quickly organize your items in a very short time period.

This method isn’t suitable for every household as it does require some creativity and organisation but if you have children who are constantly asking for new toys then this method might be ideal for you!

The Morning Ritual Method

This method is a very simple one and works by having a morning ritual for yourself, where you dedicate 20 minutes to declutter your home.

The main idea of this method is to declutter your house in the morning so that you can be fully focused on your day.

By doing this, you will be able to keep the clutter at bay and get more time for yourself!

The One Room Method

This method involves looking at one room in your home (for example the bedroom) and spending 20-30 minutes decluttering it.  This method is ideal if you want to quickly declutter your entire house but if you are only focusing on a single room then this method will take longer than other methods.  It can be done over a period of time but I would recommend starting with a section of the house that’s easier to work with.

The 4-Room Method

This method is similar to the previous one but involves setting aside 30 minutes each day for all four rooms instead of just one room.  The advantage of this method is that it allows you to see how much clutter there actually is in each room before continuing on with the process, meaning that you can cut out any unnecessary items immediately!

The 15-minute evening tidy-up method

This method is ideal if you want to declutter your entire house but aren’t sure how long it will take.  It takes 15 minutes per evening to complete and requires a lot of self-discipline but the results are totally worth it!

Start by setting aside 15 minutes in the evening to work on your decluttering.  If you know that you won’t have time during this period then try and squeeze it in at the weekend, but I would recommend doing this every evening as soon as you get home from work so that you don’t forget about it.  Once you have finished with all of your rooms, go through your list of items and see where else you can put them!

The 30-minute morning tidy-up method

:  This is ideal if you have a hectic morning and don’t have time to declutter during the day.  Start by setting aside 30 minutes in the morning to work on your decluttering.  If you know that you won’t have time during this period then try and squeeze it in at the weekend, but I would recommend doing this every morning as soon as you get up so that you don’t forget about it.  Once you have finished with all of your rooms, go through your list of items and see where else you can put them!

Fold, Don’t Hang

Friends who spoke highly of Marie Kondo’s clearing tactics and how they improved their lives inspired me to look into her work. The Japanese art of decluttering and organising, as explained in her tiny turquoise book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up“, has captivated people all over the world.

After you’ve tossed out the junk, you can decide where the remainder should be stored. Kondo believes that a lot of our clothing would be better off (or happier) if it were folded in a dresser rather than stored in a cubby or closet using Kondo’s special technique.

The Bottom Line

Having all said and done, it would be nice to pick on the strategies that work for you and stick to them. If you have a particularly messy house, then don’t worry about it. If you’re a neat freak who has everything in its place and is happy with the way your home looks, then don’t be too concerned by the fact that you’re not taking any of Kondo’s advice.

Just remember that these are just strategies to help you clean your house and get rid of unnecessary items in the process. It doesn’t mean that if you do all of these things, your house will be spotless.

However, if your house is already clean and organised and you’re still looking for ways to declutter it further, then maybe this is something that can help!

On the flip side, exploring options provided by Corido Marketplace in trying to declutter your home will save you a lot of time and make your work easier.

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