5 Bad Habits You Need to Break!


Do you have any bad cleaning habits? I do, and when we last talked about breaking bad habits we had hundreds of comments sharing your bad habits, so we decided to make another video about it!


Piling Up Clothes:
We all have that chair, or that area on the floor that becomes a ‘floordrobe’. It makes your entire room look messy and it’s rather easy to fix this bad habit.

I’ll Get To It Later:
No you won’t, “I’ll get to it later” is code for “I’m probably not going to ever get around to it”. If you need to do something – you need to do it now, or schedule it in and get it done then.

Stuffing Everything In A Drawer:
Overstuffed drawers are a problem. If you can’t open a drawer and see everything in there without moving stuff around – you’re using your drawers improperly.

All or Nothing:
Some people have problems keeping up with the cleaning because they feel they have to do everything all at once. Not so, it’s important to do a little each day, working towards the goal of an entire clean home without cleaning the entire home all at once.

It’s Just Not Worth The Effort:
Sometimes when we look at the cleaning job ahead of us – we say it’s just not worth it. It’s hard to remember how amazing it is to live in a clean space and this is one of the key motivators involved with getting past this obstacle. Try using the camera on your phone for an effective solution to this.




  1. Hi Melissa
    Love your videos….I live in South Africa,
    The one problem is paper work!! I just hate it so it just piles up in my study!! Then I have to scratch when I need something!! Any ideas??

  2. Love the Clean My Space….. everything!

    Wondered abt video above abt 5 Habits to Break….. saw a steaming device and circular unit behind it (in the chair blurb).
    What are those?

  3. Hi Melissa, I love your show.
    I live in a home that is not “finished”. But that does not stop us from cleaning it and keeping it tidy. Friends and family feel welcome, and that’s our goal. I’ve been to homes where the occupants don’t care. It could be a “new” home or like ours “unfinished” but the atmosphere feels the same. If they could only understand that cleaning can greatly help improve the atmosphere, their guests would feel more comfortable! I don’t like having to carve out a space to sit on, when a couch is full of (clean?) laundry. I call our home Shabby Chic, like the genre represents. Our walls and fixtures are not the latest and greatest, or they are missing all together. BUT, we are clean and tidy.

    Shabby in Kingston

  4. I never clean under my bed. It stays dusty. I have linoleum on my bedroom floors because I have puppies. Any hint on cleaning these floors? I LOVE your hints!

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