Heart of the home: the kitchen! Declutter, clean, add hygge

Tired of always cleaning? Or are you overwhelmed with your home and don’t know where to start? Look no further, help is at hand! I love the Flylady system. A short weekly upkeep clean in the most-used areas of the house keeps our home clean and tidy…

Weekly Upkeep Clean – max 70 minutes

And then we add in a bit of detailed cleaning, just a few minutes here and there. This week our focus is the kitchen, “the heart of the home”. No need to do a marathon session, just set your timer for 15 minutes and do something! Here’s a short video from my archives to get you started – right here, right now! You can copy what I’m doing in the video, or work along with me and do something from the lists below…

I have free printables and Flylady Zone ideas for cleaning, working in the garden and self-care here on my blog

This week I’ll be taking a quick look through our cabinets to see if there is anything to declutter. Just aim to declutter and organize one drawer or shelf this week. Next month pick a different one. Once you have a space organized, it’s so easy to put things away and keep the clutter at bay. A place for everything and everything in its place! I check what food we have in storage (check your fridge and freezer too!), and use items which are close to their expiry date (see my weekly menu plans if you need inspiration). I dry out my sink every day after dinner (I use whatever hand or tea towel I’ve been using that day). But during kitchen week I like to give my sink a deep scrub down and make it really shine!

When I’m working in the Zones, I like to add a little hygge to the room. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love to have a candle and seasonal flower by my sink. Makes cooking dinner and washing up a lot more enjoyable!

Remember to add in some daily pamper time! The self-care by zone list and my “bingo card” are here.

And if you want me to “clean with you”, I have a whole playlist of short videos where you can see me decluttering and cleaning in the kitchen, Flylady Zone 2

If you are new to the Flylady system, or want to dive a little deeper and tweak your Routines, I have lots of tips and advice on my Flylady Refresher Course. We are doing this together!

Have a fantastic day! Rah, rah, rah!