It’s also a Friday in May, so this will be my post of the day. I usually put up a “real” post on podcast days too, but this week is just too crazy. I feel the need to apologize since my mother seems to have real issues with me podcasting at the expense of blogging.
I’m 40, and I can do what I want.
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In this podcast, I’m talking about my own experiences teaching my kids to clean. I share why I decided to be purposeful about spending the summer teaching them cleaning skills, and the methods I used.
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Hey if you are busy…I sure don’t blame you for putting up a podcast. Your life comes first, right?!
No need to apologize. I love, LOVE your podcasts :).
I read your blog, but I love the podcasts most because I listen to them while I clean or fold laundry. 🙂 So….no apology needed.
I just came back this morning and actually listened to the podcast while I also did some tidying up around the house.
For those who have an Android phone, Antennapod can subscribe to the podcasts straight from the RSS feed for the podcast category, which is here: https://www.aslobcomesclean.com/category/podcasts/feed/
Thanks for making these available! Something to listen to while I get my butt off the computer and start sorting this disaster (err, house) out.
Dana White says
Good to know! Thank you! Also forgot to mention I’m on Stitcher now too!
I use BeyondPod on my Android to listen to the podcasts in case someone needs a good app recommendation.
From one Dana to another; you are awesome. I love listening to your podcasts.
Ive been moving n decluttering for two weeks and listening to your podcasts. Ive never listened to pods before so thanks. Xxxooo
Great ideas! And really a great change in thinking. I think this way for so tasks but am often goal oriented, as in “this needs to get done if we divide and conquer it will be faster” but then once I leave it doesn’t actually get done. I wanted to share my favorite vacuuming strategy. I start picking up the floor and ask for help from the kids with a warning that I will start vacuuming soon. Then I start in one area and say I am coming toward them so if they want to keep whatever is on the ground to pick it up. Sometimes I don’t threaten so hard but say “quick rescue the ___” This helps them prioritize what to pick up (they often say they want to keep every tiny scrap of paper) and gets them helping. They often don’t respond well to timers and time pressure but this works. My other floor strategy which sometimes, I will admit, makes more piles elsewhere, but often works is to put every little thing while cleaning in my hoodie or robe or Jean pocket. Otherwise I will walk over it because it would “be a waste of my time” to pick it up and put it where it belongs right now. I also fill containers for where things go,like yogurt tubs and hand them to a kid – “go put these Legos back”.