need to simplify home for cleaning....
How do you do this without it looking stark? We had to get rid of my cleaning lady because of expenses and I just spent 2-1/2 hours vacuuming and washing floors ONLY! This also included vacuuming my lamp shades :) but still. Yikes! I suppose that's the brunt of all cleaning.
Obviously I need to move things so there's not so much to clean around. But geez, there's magazine racks and baskets and bookshelves and an ironing board (where does one put this?) and tabletops. As for the kitchen I'd like to keep it functional, but easy to clean. Functional use means all my appliances stay out, but then it's hard to clean. Appliances would be good in the pantry, but then where does the food go? I also need to get things up off the floor.
Also how much of extra pillows/and bedding do you keep?
I'm really an organizing guru, but there's got to be something I haven't thought of yet. There's no way I can keep up with this if I don't change something.