The concept of a house re-set is from the Youtube vlogger minimom. She just recently stopped doing her youtube channel and she is missed. A honest, forthright person who is a minimalist and has 2 young children. She talked about a morning reset and an evening one. So I’ve adopted the idea as a house reset in the morning.
Basically, you go thru each room and pick up whatever doesn’t belong there and put it away and tidy each room. You’re not really cleaning as such, just being sure things are where they belong and the room is ‘set’ for the day. I don’t do an evening reset myself as by that time everything is done except maybe emptying the dishwasher which B does.
I usually start in the bedroom. I make the bed, tidy any books I’ve been reading and take out the laundry basket from the closet.
This is looking out to the north side of the house where the iceberg roses are blooming.
I keep one orchid in this room on the crate that was mounted on the wall. I put B’s collection of Dylan books inside the crate.
Next, I do the bathroom reset. Empty trash can, swipe the sink and swish the toilet bowl. That’s usually all I do. We only each have a towel and those are on hooks.
I use two of my pinecone ware mugs for Q tips.
The front room usually only needs a pickup of anything that might have been put on the table. This doesn’t happen too often unless there’s a project going on.
My office area can get messy with papers but i put them in a crate that I really love that has a hinge. So I can open and close it.
This is my “office” box.
The kitchen also is just reset so everything is off the counters, breakfast dishes done and in the dishwasher. If I’ve been making bread or cooking , all that gets cleaned up and things put away.
Overall, the reset may take me 10 minutes, maybe 15 depending how the kitchen is.
Having become more minimal is definitely a key to a simple clean house that doesn’t require lots of hours of work to maintain.
Right now I have my VW loaded with another load for the thrift store. Stuff just adds up and how I look at what I need changes so things get decluttered.