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Fashion Flash Quick Question
It seems to be that the internet has suddenly become the center for clean-up advice. From Marie Kondo folding techniques to stores selling a huge range of boxes to store your stuff, I feel somewhat overwhelmed. There is so much stuff, so much advice I am not sure what to keep and what to discard– in terms of both possessions and advice.
So I am asking the Fashion Flash community– what is your best piece of home organizational/housekeeping advice. To start off I will give you mine. My mom was a bit of a hoarder. She treasured copies of New York Times Book Review, empty pastic margerine tubs and relentlessly ran the vacuum over her carpets. The house was cluttered but the carpets were spotless. In my home I took a different approach.
When I was first married I went to a writing seminar held by a NYC police detective. He offered aspiring crime writers an intriguing step by step guide on police proceedures. It was fascinating but what has stuck with me for decades was a side observation he made on a crime scene. Describing the impact of full trash cans and an unmade bed had on his peception of the victim, he never left the house without emptying the trash and making his bed. It was like a light bulb went on in my head. And to this day, the first thing I do in the morning, is to empty all trash baskets and makes all the beds.
I would love to hear if you have one or two must do’s in your household routinue. Advice about shoes will be especially appreciated.