Turn Home Squalid Home into Home Sweet Home

The holy trinity of household chores has to be tidying up, cleaning up, and cleaning out. By tidying up, I mean collecting all the random items that end up scattered around the house while you’re busy living in it and putting them in their places. Cleaning up is that thing some people do to keep germs, dust, mildew, mold, bugs, and even rodents at bay. Cleaning out is, essentially, decluttering. The following sections look at ways to stop putting off any aspect of these three categories of chores.

If you tend to sit around a messy house watching television, use the chip-away technique ...

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