We haven’t really talked about it, so at the risk of sounding reckless, I’m introducing a new ‘category’ to my blog posts. Cleaning is the friendly relative of organising and decluttering. You don’t have to do it, but while you’re in the process of moving your stuff around into a solution that suits you better, it is worth doing a bit of cleaning.
It really is ‘just a bit’, too. We’re talking about stuff that’s been sitting around for a while, it’s going to pick up some dust – but usually it isn’t half as bad as you thought it would be, and pretty easy to get back to where you want it, i.e. nice and clean again.
Clutter tends to build up over time, so it gathers dust like anything else. But a quick wipe over with a damp cloth could be all it takes to fix the problem. We’ll be looking at a few examples of light cleaning tasks and useful ideas over the next few days, so stay tuned for updates.