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My Favorite Cleaning Tip of the Day


If it bothers you, clean it. It's that simple. @mferrell

If it bothers you, clean it. It’s that simple.

I have my daily and weekly routines but it is very rare that I get through them all. Most of my days are spent keeping up with the day to day messes of life with a family. Morning and Evening routines are pretty stable for me even on difficult days but the daily and weekly routines are flexible.

So back to the tip of the day.  “If it bothers you clean it.” If you notice the light fixture in your bathroom is dusty and you have a few minutes to spare, clean it. Fingerprints on the light switch plate? Wet paw prints in the foyer? Give them a quick wipe. Did you empty the garbage can to realize it needs a bit of attention? Give it a quick wipe down. Can you write your name in the dust on the coffee table, dust it. Most of these tasks take five minutes or less but it is still keeping you moving forward in taking care of your home. Perfection isn’t the goal here but a home that is in working order. 

“If you want to make room in your life for peace and patience, take small steps on organization, know the value of time. Snatch, seize and enjoy every minute of it!”

~ Emilie Barnes

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  4. momstheword says:

    I love how simple this is! I have my cleaning routines too, but sometimes they get away from you as you said, especially these last couple of weeks when I was on modified bed rest. But when something drives me crazy long enough, I have GOT to deal with it.

    And you’re right, every little bit helps. God bless and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Keri at Growing in His Glory says:

    I totally subscribe to this philosophy, and on the converse, if it DOESN’T bother me, I let it go!

  6. Saver Chic says:

    I like it! Instead of letting it drive you nuts, do something about it!

  7. Lisa Lewis Koster says:

    Wise advice – just do it!

  8. A Proverbs 31 Wife says:

    This is definitely my favorite tip too. But what ends up happening for me is, I clean one thing, and while I’m doing that, I see something else that needs cleaned and so an and so forth 😉
    Still not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, considering, sometimes I really need to be doing something else!
    Stopping by from The Modest Mom

  9. Ah, yes. So wise. I’m going to need to remember this–thank you so much. 🙂

  10. Gail @ says:

    Lots of wisdom in this tip, Marci. It’s easy to put these things off because you want to do all the cleaning at once, but that only makes it a bigger task.

  11. Nancy Bandzuch says:

    It’s so simple and yet why don’t I just clean it if it bothers me? Also, I love the list! Thank you!

    I have been reading your blog for some time now and always leave totally convicted! Thank you!

    I would like to invite you to share in a new series a few of us are starting called “mom woman of faith”. Each Saturday a group of mothers respond to a question–this week we are discussing what it means to be a Christian mother. Please come and add your thoughts and concider contributing! I think you would add a powerful voice!


  12. Love this– especially the Essentials!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  13. Chels4Him says:

    So good! Thanks for sharing, Marci! 🙂

  14. Dawn Paoletta says:

    Aw! Good word. And wise. I love the list!

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