Friday, July 17, 2009
Screw the French maid uniform, this is what it takes to clean a house--minus the rhinestones!
Yesterday I tore the house apart and vacuumed three Cheerios out of my couch (three!), used the crevice tool in the cracks, which I just wiped by hand this weekend, and generally accomplished obscure non-list items in addition to regular chores.
This morning, I've:
-Straightened furniture post-frenzy.
-Did the dishes.
-Put the laundry in its place.
-Wiped down kitchen, including fixtures.
DEPENDING ON THE HEAT, I PLAN TO:
-Organize board games.
-Make chore lists.
-De-clutter computer area/city dump.
-Windex lizard aquarium.
-Repaint my toenails (yes it counts, it gives me motivation).
-Find a caddy for my vitamins. I heart caddies.
-Organize my underwear drawer. (Black ones go here, black ones go here...)
-Put away my clothes.
-Wipe down bathroom sinks.
AND YOU, MY PRETTIES, ARE HEREBY ISSUED THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
-Strip down to your undies.
-Revisit the importance of keeping laundry and dishes under control. They are silent but deadly. Don't get complacent.
-Wash all mats (bath, welcome, throw rugs). A nice and easy pick-me-up.
-Clear off/wipe down dining room table.
-Throw ten things away.
-Wipe down your bathroom and commit to some scrubbing by coating everything with Ajax if necessary.
-Okay okay, you botanical beauties, go weed or pluck dead heads off some of your flowers outside.
-Refill your coffee.
-Clean something unexpected.
This will take less than an hour. See yesterday's comments for my recommended playlist.
I have faith in you guys, sun or no sun. Let's make it happen!