Have I declared a most important detail yet in these 31 Days of Details?
Well, I’m going to do it now. It’s the Daily Pick-Up.
I know that, but why oh why does it have to be my least favorite? It’s just so un-dramatic. Cleaning the bathrooms involves germ-warfare. Cleaning the kitchen involves soapy water and sending bits of food swirling down the drain.
Even floor-mopping gives you a bit of a workout and feels like a big accomplishment.
But picking up has no pizazz. No Wow Factor.
Really, bend over and get that piece of paper that fell to the floor? Can’t it wait until I have time to do a good job cleaning? Go throw away that single out-of-date-note-from-school? Aren’t there more that I should look at before I get up?
When I don’t do daily pick-ups my house looks horrendous. When I do, my house looks okay.
Okay is better than horrendous.
And that was my detail for today. I also mopped the kitchen, and cleaned my George Foreman Grill(no small task), but it was the less-than-ten-minutes spent picking up that had the biggest impact.