Semi OT - How to get others on board.
So since I have begun my crusade to declutter the house, it has been increasingly apparent that the boyfriend regards visable cleanliness much more than general de-cluttering.
He's not connecting that eventually declutter = much more overall cleanliness.
He's connecting it as decluttering = absent minded, half hearted cleaning.
On top of that, he's not keeping up well to the declutter I have done. I don't know if he's just forgetting certain things have new homes, or just being lazy!
He obviously notices when I've decluttered an area thats visable immediately. But doesn't appreciate so much when I've spent 3 hours going through cupboards, and been slightly absent or forgetful in the general up keep in the house.
He seems to think it's a routine that will continue, despite my attempts at explaining that once the whole house is decluttered, normal daily cleaning will be easier and more will get done.
I've still been keeping the general house work up, but perhaps a little less efficently than before, but thats because I'd been spending hours and hours decluttering and quickly doing general housework.
I know people on here have husbands or kids that aren't exactly on board, or weren't before.
How did you get them to co-operate and see the over all benefits of de-cluttering, and to help you keep up the new system?
Or do you just put in earplugs and go about your business? LOL.