I've been considering experimenting with my weekly task schedule. Even though it works well do one major task a day, I'm a little overwhelmed with other commitments right now and had wondered if I could double up some days to give myself a day off here and there. Not a day off for couch-sitting, but a day off for … [Read more...]
Tips, tricks, my own hard-learned lessons about cleaning.
How to Clean a Messy House . . . and Get It Ready for Guests! (with a Printable Checklist)
The holidays are pretty much here. I’m guessing that there are very few people who host holiday gatherings without feeling any stress at all. And if your home is messy (or worse than messy), you’re probably already experiencing panic at the thought of getting it clean and ready for the guests who will ring your doorbell in the next month or … [Read more...]
How Much Can A Slob Do In Fifteen Minutes?
I'm a little stressed for time this week. Fitting in everything I need/want to do isn't working out the way I planned. Generally, I do my cleaning and decluttering projects in the mornings. But this afternoon, I went against every fiber of my being and worked on the office some more. The office that was a guestroom more than a week ago, and … [Read more...]
Tandem Cleaning – Getting By With a Little Help From My Friend
I've mentioned before that twice a month I get together with a friend who lives an hour away. We let our kids play, and often help each other out with projects. Sometimes we work on fun things like making Jedi costumes for a birthday party, but other times, like today, we tackle the not-so-fun stuff. The stuff that I rarely can motivate … [Read more...]
A Quick Post Before I Become Incoherent
It's another Benedryl Day. This Imminent Arrival of the Bug Man thing is about make me crazy. Here I've been going along, proud of myself for mopping on Thursdays, being able to have people over every single Sunday night, not letting the dishes get out of control, and being able to name with certainty the date when I last cleaned the … [Read more...]
Seeing Things That Aren’t There
For the past two weeks, I've dusted on Friday. You're right. I should call the Guiness people. Anyway, this bizarre thing has been happening. It's like my Super-Selective-Slob-Vision has been reversed. Every time I walk by the TV, I notice that it doesn't have dust. How is that possible . . . since I never noticed when it did have … [Read more...]
I Cleaned That Silver Thing-a-ma-bob!
If you're anything like I was before this morning, you probably looked at that picture and thought, "Oh, THAT thingamabob. I have one of those . . . but mine's brown." Yep, this morning that's what I would have said. Turns out, it was actually silver?!?! It's the thing that goes above the stove, a sort of filter for the vent. You know, … [Read more...]
Bathroom Cleaning Checklist for the Kids
I shared on Monday that I'm determined to not let our home slip back into total chaos over the wonderfully-routine-free-summer. Part of that focus includes creating this printable, super-detailed bathroom cleaning checklist that can be used by kids (or adults, like me, who need a little help with focus!). When I was a teenager, from 16-18, I … [Read more...]
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