Not exactly the meaning you will find in the dictionary but it is a suffix – one that refers to the accumulated understanding needed in the process of cleaning.
There are different types of cleaning that happen in every household. There’s also the intensity of cleaning.
When cleaning (specifically deep cleaning and decluttering), you might find yourself going in circles or spending time organising and dusting things you don’t really use. Yet, you dutifully store those items.
To make it crystal clear, let’s be honest! We are providing the item with a home and with care. We spend unnecessary time and effort accommodating these items. These often restrict access to other items. It’s an endless cycle.
This is where CleanAge comes in. This is your guide to knowing what to keep.
Age is an acronym of Age (surprisingly enough!), Goals and Essentials. These are the only items in each category that you need.
The one key element of being surrounded only by items that bring you joy, and enhance your life is to weigh the items in terms of age relevance. Age appropriateness as some might say.
As a family, you will need to take the developmental and life stage of each family member. If everyone has outgrown that crib and you don’t plan any more babies, consider passing it on.
If your goal is to be a grandma soon, then you have a reason to hold on to that crib. Your children are at that age of starting their own family, so it is practical and makes complete sense to hold on to the crib.
Keep your goals realistic!
Household essentials are items that are required to keep a home running smoothly. These items provide for basic home essentials.
Similarly, we have work essentials and personal essentials.
Within any category, you will find some items to be needed and others you can do without. In fact, elimination by age and goals, will have already reduced your belongings significantly.
If you take into account AGE, rest assured you will deep clean and declutter your home successfully.
Your thoughts are welcome!