So . . . if you make a list, you’re supposed to check it?
I started writing this post and realized I hadn’t checked my list since first thing this morning. I went and checked it. I’m probably not going to complete it, but I definitely accomplished more than I otherwise would have today if I didn’t have it.
I think that making a list (keep in mind that I’m no daily-list expert yet) helps you be more realistic about the amount of things you can get done in a day. It helped me see what I really had to get done, and I was less overwhelmed by it when I saw it written down than I was when the things were just looming in my brain, scared of being forgotten. Once they became less daunting, I realized that I could add a couple of things to the list, like catching up on laundry and cleaning bathtubs.
Bathtub cleaning is probably one of my least favorite jobs. It’s also one that I put off forever. I mean, soap touches them on a daily basis, how germy could they be? But soap scum is real and must be eventually dealt with.
Does anyone have any great tips for cleaning the big separate tubs? It was a dream come true to have a separate tub/shower and I’m still appreciative, but they are so difficult to clean without getting in! My t-shirt was totally covered in comet from leaning over and getting the back side.
Back on topic. I’m encouraged by my first day of this new task. It was nice to have a very productive day after lots of excuses and a crazy week last week. I know that a big part of the day’s success was just being at home, but I really don’t think I would have done the bathtubs/shower without them being on the list.
Also, as a scatterbrain, it’s nice to have a list to go to when I get that nagging feeling that I’m forgetting about something important.