June 27, 2022 2 min read

Sometimes cleaning up can seem like such a daunting task, especially if you haven't done it in a while.  As dust, dirt and clutter start to pile, it becomes more and more challenging to clean it up.  You often don't know where to start and it seems like It will take forever to get it all done.  So, how do we eat this elephant? We eat it one bite at a time.


The focused 15 is about starting in one area and giving it all you got for 15 minutes.  First, you set a goal. For example,  "I'm going to work on these dishes for 15 minutes and get as much done as I can".  Next, you gather everything you need to get it done. Dish soap? Check. Dish cloth? Check.  Then, you set that timer for 15 minutes and you focus on doing as much as you can do.  No getting distracted with something else that needs your attention, no snack breaks, just pure, unadulterated focus.


When you hear the timer, you stop.  Reward yourself and go about your business until you can do more.  It may seem like a small amount of time but you'd be surprised how much you can get done in a focused 15.  This is especially useful when you are pressed for time, like in the morning when you know you have to rush off to work.  There is something magical about HAVING to get it done in 15 minutes because that’s all the time you have. 


Once you have tackled the big jobs, the key is to maintain the clean with daily cleaning routines.  Dedicate 15 minutes for tidying up every morning and every evening.  A little cleaning every weekday ensures you wont have huge cleaning jobs that cut into your leisure time on the weekends.  For more info about cleaning routines click here.


If you need a little inspiration, get you some Good Vibes. Click here


What's the most neglected area of your home right now?



Ymani Efunyale
Ymani Efunyale

I created Good Vibes because my family deserved better, and so does yours 💚

Leave a comment

Also in The Peaceful Home

How to Have a Clutter Free Home Part 2
How to Have a Clutter Free Home Part 2

August 08, 2022 3 min read

Clutter is debilitating.  When we allow it to fester for too long it can be difficult to even know where to start.  A good rule of thumb is to start with the easiest areas first.  Once you clear a small area, it will inspire you to keep going. Start small...
How to Have a Clutter Free Home  Part 1
How to Have a Clutter Free Home Part 1

August 01, 2022 6 min read

Clutter (noun) is an unorganized collection or mixture of various things. Synonyms for clutter include collage, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, litter, medley, miscellanea, muddle, and rummage.

Words related to clutter are catchall, mix-up, bollix, chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, mess, morass, shambles. 

Consequently, antonyms for the word clutter include, calm, hush, peace, quiet, rest, stillness, tranquility, order and orderliness.  What words would you use to describe your home?  What words do you desire to use to describe your home?

The Art of Cleaning Floors
The Art of Cleaning Floors

July 25, 2022 4 min read

Cleaning floors is a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.  Luckily, there are plenty of gadgets on the market that make floor cleaning as fast and efficient as possible. From flat mops to spinners to hands and knees, it's important to know which floor cleaning tools and method to use and when is the best time to use it. Below is a list of various mops and floor cleaning techniques to use as a guideline so you can keep clean floors without having to work too hard for it.