I Asked My Absurdly Tidy 9-Year-Old For Cleaning Advice — and Her Tips Are Genius
Nobody likes clutter. In a perfect world, our work area and home space would always stay in perfect order. Until the day reasonably priced robots are invented that make everything squeaky clean for us (hey, a girl can dream, right?), we've got to somehow find time in our busy schedules to clean, organize, and declutter things on our own. Truth be told, organization is not really my strongest suit. And more often than not, cleaning for me is a rushed afterthought. Recently, though, I've taken cleaning lessons from someone much better at keeping things neat than yours truly: my 9-year-old daughter. Her room is always spotless, and she does an impressive job of leaving a space cleaner than she found it — so I asked her to share her secrets. When it comes to tidying and organizing, she's got plenty of tips to offer, and I've discovered they not only make sense . . . they seriously work! Read on for her most efficient and easy-to-follow favorites.