The Secret to a Clean and Organized Home

Published on Jan 12, 2017
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  • How do I'm fine my things after I've put them away? I'm one of those that likes to see everything I need on a daily basis. I also have so many projects going and I'm not a one project at a time. I have to hold it up and look at it while thinking " how can this be better and what does this need now?" I'm also an artist/musician with art materials everywhere! I'm a guitarist with lots of wires, gadgets and toys laying around! I actually need to get help organize all thus stiff and its not cleaning its organizational issues!

  • Omgoodnesss you had me at 30seconds lol! This is me!!!

  • Good ideas, but does she have to TALK SO MUCH! Less is more, girl!!!

  • I must say i love the music in the beginning of your viedos. Cute ! Thanks for tips, enjoying your video s. Love the videos.

  • I have watched this video soooooo many times! You don’t even now! I can relate to what you were saying at the beginning and all thus info/advice is perfect! Plus, you’re hilarious! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Wow i guess i m a unicorn 😂🦄

  • youtube channel "Diane in Denmark" - she's awesome, lovely and encouraging.

  • only talking???

  • The beginning of this video is exactly how I feel every day I am so sick of it before I had kids this was not the way it was but I feel like This is hopeless and I’ll never get back to it and then I say there has got to be a way - Thank you for all your information you have a great US-tv channel and it really shows that you love what you do!!!

  • Tip for clean kitchen: do your dishes as you use them. Like while something cooks in the oven/on the stove. After you're done cooking food. Immediately wipe down your surface or sweep the floor if necessary. Same with your stove. I learned it while working as a chocolatier, it makes it less of a hassle and you don't end up scrubbing dried out food and crud since everything gets cleaned as you go. Tip for clean bathroom: Before you go for your bath/shower in the evening, give your bathroom a quick wipe. Occasionally sweep/mop the floor. Same with your tub/shower. Much easier to clean up soap and residue before it dries out into a calcified mess. Tip for rooms: I'm guilty of keeping "junk baskets" but I empty them out once a month. If i see i haven't used something recently, I toss it out or donate. To avoid laundry piles I keep shoe boxes in my drawers. I pull them out when doing laundry and place socks, underwear etc in their corresponding "slots" as i remove the laundry from the drying rack. I lack boxes for my shirts, so I just stack them and then put em in the cupboard (..often guilty of leaving the folded stack sitting on my chair for days)

  • I find that my clothes get out of control. Something that I do now and it has made a big impact, is dealing with them immediately. If I try them on and decide not to wear them then I take them off right-side out, and immediately hang them up, fold them, or put them in a donate bin. Another problem area for me, used to be my kitchen, and now that I am married to a tidy husband, I’ve learned to wash my cooking dishes immediately by hand and then put them away. We don’t use a dishwasher often because it prolongs the cleaning steps and of the dishwasher is full, then it’s likely that we will leave the dishes. Another area that gets crazy in my fridge and pantry. So, now I go to the store once a week, and while I put stuff in, I take stuff out a toss them. We also tidy up everything before bed, my husband is adamant about this! Every Sunday is cleaning day- Do we spend a few hours scrubbing. I usually vacuum & sweep mid week as well. Of course, we don’t have little ones throwing us of course, but these practices really help us keep our house clean!

  • For step #1, what do you recommend for people who work full time? I’m a therapist and often I come home and have no energy at the end of the day. I also have to wake up early for my work. By the time I get home, eat dinner, and clean up dinner it’s 8pm. And I just want to sit down and watch a show. And then by 9pm I’m ready to go to bed. Thoughts?

  • Basic tips but they're right and they work :)

  • I just found you...oh you are so great...I have started cleaning...tks for sharing

  • Unicorn here 🦄

  • U spent while video talking?! Omg wasted my time

  • Take breath millennial

  • Hay I just subscribed you a god in cleaning

  • I am definitely a unicorn .

  • any ideas for me? I've got ADHD and my wife is a hoarder.

  • That is me, by the time I tidy to clean I’m tired. I purge and stack stuff to donate, and never donate it. Then I end up throwing it out because it’s easier. My goal this year is to get my house in shape.

  • Unicorn here & love it. Clean house kept clean because i do a bit everyday even before & after work, load of washing everyday, decluttered long ago.... but purge the old when i but new. Have much more time for family/friends..... and my front door can be opened without apologizing to ppl for a messy house.

  • This is amazing, very relatable and good synopsis at the end!

  • I'm a unicorn. LMBO 😇

  • Hey Cass Hi there 😊 It has been a year since you did this vid but I hope you still read the replies !? 🙏🙏🙏🙏 You mentioned unicorns so I eould like to ask when you will be getting new Unicorn in Training T- shirts ?? Of course I missed getting them earlier and I looked yesterday with my little girl but theres a deadline now AND size XL is not available anymore in blue, brown or pink V-neck ...arghhhhh....So please, will there be more coming soon ?? Thank you xxx

  • Goals!!!

  • I love your honesty and authenticity. You are the real thing who we can all relate to. Life is real. We want to do the best we can, which is not always realistic or possible. Just keeping up the (or trying to) enthusiasm and inspiration sucks all the energy out of one. Thank you for your wonderful videos. You keeps us moving ahead. Who or what motivates you? I know you must feel the weight of the cluttered world on your shoulder. Sometimes we just have to give ourselves permission to trip, fall, fail or engage in a Netflix marathon. The mess, project, list is not going anywhere. I’m 65 and still working on the clutter and mess in my house. 🥴

  • lol my dust bunnisz murdered them? LOL

  • Best tip to keep a clean, tidy and organised house don’t live with a man. 🤣😂

  • I’m lazy lol

  • How do you site on those chairs on the background with all the cushions ? Or they are made for decoration only ? This is not a sarcastic question and I’ll very much appreciated if I could have an answer. It’s like American couches... full of cushions, look very cozy and all but I feel like there is no room left for sitting

  • The bins and the two hours cleaning but actually moving the mess and not being able get on top of things is my life. At least I'm not the only mess at all times so I love you lol ❤

  • I love how real you are ! (thumbs up within the first 3 minutes)

  • I love your honesty ! Very refreshing ...thank you

  • Holly crap!!! I was cleaning the house & had your channel running on the smart tv loop & heard you say that you're from Chatham. I lived in Ridgetown & I went to "the pines"/UCC lol. Thats cool. I mention youre organization tips/stories to everyone & you've just become more awesome. & yep, I remember the taco bell in Chatham lol :D

  • This video is to wordy. It should have been a 2 min video with the small amount of info that was given

  • Delegate delegate, I am not the only person living in this house, also not the only one making messes; therefore, they also must do chores. Makes your life easier, work smarter not harder.

  • Just started to watch this vid and had to stop and say how you are describing me‼️ Seems as though everything I bought would do it for me. Finally figured it was me who actually had to do it. Hope I can utilize your methods.

  • You're so charming. I'm grateful to have come across your videos, I think they will be very helpful!

  • I want to be a unicorn);

  • Thanks

  • This is one of the best videos i have watched. First because of your sense of humor and second because you mention that you can be messy and untidy as a normal person. Watching the video of cleaning freaks makes me so much stressed.

  • I totally appreciate that you were disorganized & were able to get organized. I do wish I wasn't working & away from home 10 hours a day & have small children ... I wish I knew how to manage that craziness.

  • What clutter bug is a slob comes clean? I’m looking for butterflies

  • "My dust bunnies have obviously murdered them" LOL

  • I can see in her nose holes into her brain. weird, its so clean in there's as well :DDD

  • "My dust bunnies have murdered the cleaning fairies". 😊

  • None of these tips are “secrets”... it’s more like common sense

  • this is so simple... i am surprised that people doesn't know about this. Clean as you go !!!!

  • Apparently my dust bunnies murdered my cleaning faries too... 😂

  • Whish I could like this vid more times. So real, so true, so inspiring

  • I think you are Amazing!:) I love your advice, thank you!

  • I'm a unicorn. So much so I got a job as a housekeeper in a retirement home. Now if the rest of my family would get on board with the purging/cleaning I'd be a happier camper.

    • I'd love to be a unicorn! More power to you!

  • You're hilarious, love the unicorn and troll comparison 😂

  • Awesome video! You are amazing.

  • This is my first time watching a video on cleaning.... i was so sick of being unorganised! You are adorable and really speak to us lazy people who want to be clean and tidy! 😊

  • This is so true. Daily routine is key!

  • I just keep coming back to this video italwys makes me laugh. "I'm more like a troll" 😭😂😂😂 I'm going to write my routine today 😁. Let's see what happens next x

  • One secret of keeping a tidy house? Talk less. And Talk meaningful.

  • I'm a unicorn 🎉🎉🎉

  • I'm on automatic pilot when iti comes to keeping my house clean, but my home office needs organising! I'm on the hunt for organising! 🏃🏽‍♀️👍

  • Thank you so much for sharing how you started your US-tv channel!! It encourages me so much as a beginner you tuber! I know u have pored a lot of hard work into this channel and YOU ARE MY FAVORITE CLEAN AND DECLUTTER LADY ON US-tv!!

  • Love following you and @lovemeg! You women keep me motivated to clean and organize my whole life! 💕🌈💜

  • Oh wow I did that with the laundry I totally forgot about it and had to redo the laundry again

  • Amazing video I'd love to have this gift I'm trying really hard to get everything done and finished I want and need to have a better clean home like living in a hotel room

  • Finally a video without someone's butt in the thumbnail!

  • How about having toddlers whose messing up the house every minute.

  • I am also not a unicorn!!

  • I've learned too cleaning house everyday is a must. makes it way easier

  • yes. getting rid of stuff helped.

  • i haet this

  • A house is not a home.

  • U r amazing. This is the biggest problem I have! U r so kool and honest. I HATE CLEANING CUZ I START TEN THINGS AT ONCE JUMPING FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER BEFORE ANYTHING IS FINESHED!

    • Talked too much and did not get to the point.

  • too much talk. to much degrade of people who like to do what your video is suppose to be about anyway! ???

  • Purging is great. Quitting the shopping habit? Not so great. That's where I struggle

  • Love watching your videos !!

  • THANK YOU!!! It's frustrating when "unicorns" advise one to purge, organize etc. For you to "come clean" and talk about when you were also a hot mess, is very refreshing and inspiring! In the midst of purging / cleaning / organizing right now and have your videos playing to keep me company / motivated. Just had to take a mini break to thank you :)

  • Great vlog were minamlist that's the way not much stuff if you don't like cleaning and you want a life to relax

  • How do you publish a book? Thank you for the video.

  • I clean up and organize, then I can’t remember where I put everything!

  • All these cleaning videos are great, but I can’t decide on the best technique,,,

  • butterfly9274 my daughter did cleaning and reorganizing the furniture when I was at work and she was 13yrs old. she is 42 and is still a great cleaner and tidyer. x

  • thank you. I feel overwhelmed and what you said makes sense as to why I feel overwhelmed and how to help get my house under control.

  • I love cleaning my house, currently doing so! I'm a 🦄!

  • My dust bunnies murdered my cleaning fairys...omg I'm dead ba ha ha

  • Haha I absolutely love cleaning and I hate messes yet with a kid they always accumulate 😂

  • I love your accent. Where is it from?

  • You’re helping me change my life and mental health. Being a single mom and trying to keep on top of everything can feel hopeless, but I’ve been using you’re tips and turning all of that around and making life and little bit easier everyday

  • Guess im a unicorn...

  • It's called legitimate suffering. You do something that you don't like doing so that, in the long run, there is improvement in your life or your day. For example: before I go to bed at night I clean my house. This is not something I look forward to and sometimes i just don't feel like doing it but I do it any way so I wake up to a beautiful home and I can do the things I want to do because I have already done the things I have to do. I also exercise every day so that I can have a fit and healthy body, feel good about myself, and look more attractive etc. Legitimate suffering!

  • You Rock!!!!

  • You look s9 stupid!,,, shut up !

  • Declutter . Use dust pan and brush for a quick sweep up daily. Tidy as you go. Keep on top of the washing up ( think how de motivating it is seeing last nights washing up in the morning ) Take pride in your home it's probably costing you a lot of money.

  • I would have given this video a thumbs up but you talked to much and I was wanting you to show us your house more. I hope you don't take this the wrong way. 😐

  • I've known you for 14:33 minutes and I love you. LOVE YOU! It's like the angel on my shoulder telling me to get it together (who's always arguing with the devil on the other shoulder telling me to relax and watch one more episode...) has jumped into my computer and her name is Cassandra. THANK YOU for making this video! I'm inspired and kind of relieved to know that someone as together as you was once more like me - swampy mess in my home. Thank you! Keep sharing!

  • You are fantastic. I love your personality, honesty, realism. 💖💖💖

  • I just lost my mom to cancer and have been doing all of the basic cleaning in the house with my dad's help (occasionally) for a few months now. But I now have to go through and organize /declutter everything that she ever had and also the other projects from when I was younger. So I hope I can use these tips to my advantage to help me feel less stressed and more prepared for the upcoming projects.

  • Would be great to know where you bought the containers and shelves

  • Every time I decide to clean I put something in the donate pile I look at it then put it in keep, then I decide it is to much work at watch T.V.

  • Kudos for the video content! Excuse me for the intrusion, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried - Mahorrla Control Clutter Method (do a google search)? It is a great one off guide for decluttering your home minus the normal expense. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate got cool success with it.