Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
Something I read in a blog came back and hit me square between the eyes…picking up is not cleaning! I know, it probably seems obvious, but that is one thing that trips me up. I spend time picking things up and congratulate myself on a good session of cleaning.
It’s the easy way out. “I’ve picked up every day this week. Why isn’t the place clean?” But I haven’t cleaned. I’ve merely put stuff away.
So the answer to how to clean a house is first to make sure that things are put away. And the easiest way I know to make sure that putting things away doesn’t turn into a major job is to put them away right after I use them.
I’ve given myself a break from doing anything but the bare minimum around the house until the end of June, and then I hope to get back on track with a method I can live with. But I think the method is going to have to start each and every session with a room pick-up, then move onto cleaning. Maybe Sundays could be devoted to picking up? It’s a thought.
So I know this is kind of rambling, but I thought I would share this with you all.
In June I’m going to have a couple of reader surveys go up. I’d like you all to help me design future offerings from the blog; these will probably include housekeeping and productivity systems. Look for them…they will have prizes attached!
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