Blog: Take The Stress Out Of Housecleaning
I am sick of cleaning-what now?
Simple, take the day off and re-evaluate what your doing and how you are doing it.
I did a workshop the other day and heard more than one person say, "All I do is clean, I don't have any time for myself!"
It dawned on me that some people make more work for themselves than they have to. Is your home actually dirty or is it cluttered and unorganized? Does it seem like you are going around in circles and cleaning all of the time?
Then, chances are, that it is the clutter and disorganization, not 'real dirt' that is getting you down.
Try doing this; for one week just do '15 Minute Tidy's' in your home and see if your home doesn't look the same as when you dig out the mop and bucket. If it does, it is the clutter that is getting to you and not the dirt.
Simply go around a room and pick everything up and put it away, wipe up any spills, pick up the dishes that should be in the sink and give the carpet a once over with the vacuum cleaner. Each thing that you do shouldn't take you more than a minute or two and a room never takes more than 15 minutes.
When your week is over, evaluate yourself. I bet there isn't anyone in the house that has noticed any difference in the appearance! save all of the back breaking stuff for when you do a major clean and give yourself a day off!
Jan Hayner offers tips and hints on house cleaning and home organizing to help to take the stress out of life and to give you time for the fun things that life has in store for you. Read her articles and lists at http://www.organizingandcleaning.com.
posted on: 3/27/2009 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!
Fun Things To Do
- Fishing Lake Michigan
Whether it is by boat or off the pier, there is nothing like getting that first Coho or King.
- Grandchildren are fun
Making memories for your grandchildren of all of the fun times they had with grandma and grandpa is one of the best memories you will make for yourself too.
A tent, a firepit and sitting in the woods is a campers dream. We spend a lot of time camping in Northern Wisconsin and I have tons of camping recipes to share.
- American Idol
I am hooked on this show, nothing interrupts me when this is on. By the time they get to Hollywood, I already have the top ten picked out.
- Last Comic Standing
I love to see how these people, take the judges advice and change their tactics to become great comics, instead of just a comic.
Now really, isn't he the kind of doctor you want on your side? He always has a reason for his actions, he looks until he finds the cure and he has flaws just like the rest of us.
- Any home make over show
I get some of my best ideas off of these shows and I also find things that I wouldn't dream of doing to someone elses home. I will admit, there are times that I wish they would call me and ask for my help!