I’m all about time-saving because I come from a place where I don’t like cleaning… I don’t want to spend all day doing it. My job over the last ten years has been to refine and render down this process as much as I can so I can get maximum impact with minimum time.
The MIA’s are figuring out what your most important areas are. What do you need to clean and what don’t you need to clean? You do have to clean everything, but we talk about strategies to get the things you don’t care about so much daily, like, for example, your chandelier – we talk about how to deal with that as well.
The PTT’s are the products, the tools, and the techniques. And this is really the core of cleaning. You know when someone says, “I don’t know how to clean” something, its either they don’t know what products to use, they don’t know what tools to use or they don’t know what technique to use.
Products and tools are so confusing, but I break it down in the book and explain exactly what you need, and what exactly each product is for so that you don’t have to waste your time on a cleaning aisle.
And then there are to easy-to-follow cleaning techniques that save people time. So rather doing something the long way and wasting effort and getting frustrated, I just say, forget everything you know and do it my way and you’ll save a lot of time.
So mastering the tools products and techniques, we go room-by-room and talk step-by-step about how to clean each space.
The third and final step of the Maker Method is the Scheduling and the Routines. Once you know your most important areas, once you understand the products, tools, and techniques, now all you have to do is schedule in time for those cleaning tasks and work as many of them into your routine as possible, so you don’t have to spend any additional time doing the work.
You need to have great products and great tools that get the job done.