5 Tips for a Clean & Healthy Home Updated on January 27, 2020 By William Clement 49 Comments By William Clement 49 Comments Melli M January 26, 2020 first! again? 😀 Reply Erika K January 26, 2020 Your home is your temple ♡ our space is a reflection of ourselves Reply Tuyền Charme perfume January 26, 2020 I have stomach ache right now. three o'clock in the morning while I was sleeping, I felt my stomach ache and woke up. I received your video notification and went to watch. maybe I should care about eating so I don't suffer health effects. Reply Evan Lewellen January 26, 2020 NO WAY I was LITERALLY listening to your audio book asking if you had a video on this topic. Pretty sure you read my mind. Reply b h January 26, 2020 SAME on the being a messy cook thing. My boyfriend has noted how messy I am when I cook but I'm like…ok BUT DO I CLEAN IT UP?! and he has to admit that yes, yes I do. He is just more of a "clean as you go" while cooking type. Reply Chris Frank January 26, 2020 My mom, brother, and I are all barefoot people, but my dad always has his shoes on. Made it really easy to tell who was tracking dirt into the house. Reply My Favorite Music January 26, 2020 I'm a physician with a busy home and work schedule. I had to hire a cleaning service too for deep and general cleaning, while I can focus on very specific things I prefer to clean myself, and of course have time for me and family. Great video! Hugs from Naureen Reply Katlyn Duncan Author January 26, 2020 I half agree with the shoe rule. My first floor is okay for guests shoes but not my second floor (which is carpeted). I have a dog but she’s not traveling on the train, or to the grocery store, or work, etc. 😉 I always try the leave the room with 1 item rule, it definitely helps as I’m usually the cleaner of the house. ☺️ Reply Extreme Passive January 26, 2020 Yes it's hard for me and my wife to keep ours clean, and ofcourse the kiddos don't help 😅😅, but I will put your tips in action Reply Meg Kerns January 26, 2020 I LOVE the leave the room rule (I also have a stairs rule)! We are also a no shoes rule family because baby’s crawl on the floor! Let’s keep that debris by the door, not in the family room 🤣 Reply Dennis Lint January 26, 2020 You're lovely and bright but have a couple of kids and let's revisit the topic. Reply This Mama's House January 26, 2020 🙋🏻♀️5 kids here…can’t relate. Bahaha but for realz this was great! I totally agree that problems that always happen (dirty sink) need new systems aka get that shit done right away!! I am the queen of clean products love my non toxic home 🏠 Reply Nedega Dolma January 26, 2020 Guilty! 🙋🏾♀️ I hate to say that I've been so woefully overwhelmed and ”buried” on EVERYTHING that I've thrown away sinks full of dishes more than once, which is WHOLLY inconsistent with my environmental/low waste views. Reply Christina G January 26, 2020 Hi Amy, happy Sunday! Your video made me smile – your advice #5 is my mantra for 2020…it's written in my GMGL planner, pinned on my fridge and written BIG on my weekly schedule. It helps me a lot to avoid procrastinating.Enjoy your weekends with family and friends (and cleaning 😄)! This is so important!!! We are still eager to soak up your input on weekdays. Cheers! Xoxo from Austria Christina 😘 Reply Allison Green January 26, 2020 About the sink!! Yes! My pet peeve is having to reach deep down in the sink to get the dirty forks, spoons, cutlery, etc. Dude….put the clean dishes away so the dish washer is always empty…that way the sink is not the middle man! Also we use Free & Clear Arm & Hammer for laundry. Not very expensive, but our clothes get clean. Currently we like the Free & Clear bounce dryer sheets. We disagree about the shoe thing. My husband once didn't notice he stepped in dog crap. So not only did I thoroughly clean the shoes, had to mess with carpet. Plus with toddlers that play on the floor, it's cleaner. I understand what you mean about the pets paws being dirty. Reply Aleksandra K January 26, 2020 Maybe I should give these ones a try. So far everything more natural that I use for laundry seems to be unable to actually clean clothes Reply Nazy Khan January 26, 2020 I have two cats and subscribed to the no shoes in the house rule. Moved back home to try and save some money. My cats are cleaner than the humans lol. People come to the house and some decide to follow the rules, but others think they’re way to important to follow rules. My health has suffered so much! After my surgery, I’m really going to look for another place and new friends who respect someone’s rules lol. Reply Stephanie Holmes January 26, 2020 FlyLady says start your day getting dressed to lace-up shoes gets you motivated to get things done. My mom wouldn't let me go barefoot, because she said my feet would get dirty. I totally agree with the pet thing. Unless your dog wears shoes and kicks them off at the door, they track in just as much dirt as people. Reply Vegan Josie January 26, 2020 Shoes in the house can bring in lots of dangerous germs. Think about it…you use a public washroom where the floors are sticky (🤢) and then track that in the house. I am definitely a no shoes in the house person. Especially for those that have little ones that are crawling around on the floor this is something to be mindful of. I have pets and always wipe their paws after walks. Totally agree that you shouldn’t expect people to take their shoes off if there’s lots of pet hair etc…offer slippers 🙂 I buy cheap ones at ikea to offer to guests. Reply Purpose Filled You January 26, 2020 Thanks for sharing! I love your authenticity and perspective and can totally relate. Balancing a YouTube channel, all my housework AND two babies…. Is nearly impossible 😂 Reply Brindusa Jimenez January 26, 2020 Amy, can you do a video on decluttering your closet and uploading poshmark? I know it's one of your 20/20 and you got me inspired! I'd love more deets. Reply Susan B January 27, 2020 Wishing you many happy work free weekends. Enjoy your new routine tweak. Reply Xo MotherMermaid January 27, 2020 I’m so glad you are taking the weekends for yourself. 🥰 Reply Erica Copper January 27, 2020 I felt personally attacked with #4 the shoe rule. I am that person that keeps a million shoes near the door because I don’t have wear shoes indoors but don’t want to carry them upstairs 🤦🏾♀️ Reply Shannon Hudgins January 27, 2020 Awww, I'm never gonna catch a new upload anymore… but, sure am glad you're going to set aside time for yourself to take care of things you need to Reply Kat Burns January 27, 2020 I would never wear shoes into someones house! The shoe in house thing feels super American (I'm Canadian) and we always felt so weird seeing sitcom characters wear their shoes on the couch or in their bed! lol I have a lot of slippers 🙂 Reply Laura Holland January 27, 2020 Dropps is an amazing eco friendly brand. Way less plastic! Reply Jim Vincitore January 27, 2020 I wear a pair of sneakers around the house, like slippers. I don't wear them outside. I dated a woman a few years ago, she had to use anti-allergy cloths soap, if not she get rashes. Reply Ashok Ramesh January 27, 2020 I wish you don't get cancer because of all those chemicals you put on your face. Reply Tara Wagner Coaching January 27, 2020 My mister and I are all about super simple habits that keep things clean without having to block out time to really clean. Little things like leaving the sink empty and clean at night. 30 seconds here and there is so much easier than 3 hours every week! Reply Melissa Crone Carvell January 27, 2020 6 cats…. just sayin….mic drop Reply JessicaBiilor January 27, 2020 I am literally watching this while on the treadmill Monday morning. Haha! As a Swede I’ve never understood the shoes inside thing, it’s just not done here. Possibly partly because of the weather as it gets wet and snowy and muddy a lot 🤷♀️ We have a shoe rack with maximum two shoes per person, four in total – one pair to quickly slide on to go grab the post or throw away rubbish and one pair that we currently use the most. Totally works! Reply fцику мцику January 27, 2020 Not shitting and pissing in corners would be a start. I'm getting there. Reply Lien Zee January 27, 2020 I have 2 questions: 1. How do you keep up your morning routine away from home? Mine just falls apart 😶 (I don't know if you've already talked about this..) 2. If you are really ill and feeling absolutely like death, how does your day change? Or doesn't it? Reply YK KY January 27, 2020 I live with animals, I have a strict no shoe rule and I offer people lovely slippers each time they visit. That is a cultural norm where I come from. And it works really well. Slippers are washed based on how they are used and I stay with clean house because I have robotic vacuum cleaner that runs twice a day and we wipe the paws of our pups when they come indoors, right in the hallway, before they enter the rest of the house. It's simple. Anything that walked outside needs to get cleaned and then it can enter. Reply World Creator's Club with Rebecca January 27, 2020 That first tip is something I used to do but got out of the habit, thanks for the reminder Reply Juann Morris January 27, 2020 Starting my year with Amy Reply sarah martin January 27, 2020 Ha Tip #4 “more of a system then… to mess up your floors” ☺️☺️☺️ Awesome Reply sarah martin January 27, 2020 We’ll be here for ya Wednesday ! Love my AmyTV often but Totally support you taking some more time with family 💝 In Joy 💝 Reply Be Happy Here January 27, 2020 I feel so caught commenting yesterday… 😂 So here I am this morning. Love your content ♡ @Dezwashereee Reply Wilfried rassel January 27, 2020 👍👍❤️❤️🔥🔥👌👌😍😍 Reply LovingLife January 27, 2020 I have a dog in the house and I still like people to take off their shoes. For one thing, people walk through parking lots and get oil and gunk on their shoes and then bring it into my house. Also, many people seem to think it is ok to put their feet on the upholstered furniture even if they have shoes on, so no shoes in the house means no shoes on my furniture. Reply Samantha Lee January 27, 2020 I love dropps! We use it for the dishwasher! Reply Ellen M. Gregg January 27, 2020 I love @dropps! I'm on their subscription plan for laundry and dishwasher pods, and I have a set of their dryer balls. Fabulous products. Also… I'm almost (almost) compulsive about making sure things are where they're supposed to be – and the way they're supposed to be (lids tight; sponges wrung out; cabinet doors and drawers closed all the way; sink empty). Reply Boho Bookworm January 27, 2020 WASH THOSE DISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Perfectly Jennivy January 27, 2020 Great tips. I really need to remember to bring things out with me when I leave the room. Or there's another rule that I had read about every time you leave a room to clean it up where its supposed to be like. If you're always doing this your house will never be dirty, and it won't be that much to actually clean if you stay consistent. Still working on that though lol. I like the dropps being a subscription. I hate running out of laundry stuff. Reply Paul McIntosh January 27, 2020 Good plan to not work weekends, when able. Totally support that! Reply Karisa Totah January 27, 2020 Good for you girl! I’ll still be here for all your videos regardless of what day they come out. Also I was totally listening to this while tidying up my apartment! Reply nina January 27, 2020 Thank you for your work, your book and vids have helped me begin to take back my mornings for the first time! Just wanted to share that in many Asian cultures, no shoes indoors is the social norm. While for American households it's more a matter of preference, wearing shoes inside a Chinese household can sometimes be considered disrespectful to the living space. I'm 2nd gen Chinese American and even in my own home wearing shoes inside is like walking across lava haha (; No shoes rule used to be a pain for me when outfit planning, like you mention, so I put a full-length mirror by the front door. Many Chinese homes with pets will wipe pup's paws after walks as well (: Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.