I am so random. I act like changing the sheets on four beds deserves an “Extreme Home Makeover!!!” moment.
Although I’m grasping the concept of the need for daily tasks slowly but surely, I am still so incredibly random when it comes to non-daily tasks.
I love clean first-night sheets. Oprah once said something about changing her sheets every two or three days, because you know, that brand new sheet feeling starts going away after that. Thankfully, even her expert organizational/cleanliness guest looked at her like she was crazy for that one.
But there should be some time frame. I change my sheets when the mood hits. I might change them again in a week, or it might be two, or even three or ?. Only time will tell.
This is one of my problems. I’m so random on the tasks that don’t have to be done daily to avoid a pile-up. I’m random on the daily tasks too if I don’t stay conscious of them, hence the blog. But the ones that some people do weekly can slip my mind for a very . . . long . . . time.
I know that the organizational experts, even the ones who are former slobs and get what it’s like to be me, all encourage some sort of system. Note cards or binders or whatever. Honestly, this is the part in reading their stuff that make my brain start to feel all jiggly. I usually skip that chapter and think I’ll come back to it later, when I can really absorb it, you know.
I heard a speaker say once that a home can run for a very long time on mini-maintenance. That’s what I’m hoping for with focusing on the daily tasks. It’s helped ever so much in making our home not be a disaster area. But, I do have dreams of being able to know, without getting out a calendar to try to remember what big events we had at our house last month, when was the last time I cleaned the bathrooms.
I’d like to clean the bathtub even when there isn’t a layer of leg-hair-infused-soap-scum on on it.
No solution today, just something that I need to start thinking about.