Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday Monday, Can't Trust That Day
I woke up feeling 15% refreshed from treating my body like some sort of heavy bag this weekend, at the expense of anything resembling sleep.
There's a definite momentum with laundry right now, which I'm hoping will spread to the dishes. Each day I am thrilled to see how much farther beyond the call of duty you all go. It helps to share, brag, vent, and exaggerate within a group.
Today we have our midday park day which serves to prompt a mad dash towards cleaning victory early on and then a twelve hour nap after we go eat afterward. Then I wake up pissed that the house has gotten into the dust again and I yell until I am invited to go find someone else with whom to live. Somehow I evoke enough mercy to allowed to stay and watch Jon & Kate Plus Eight, it's one of our traditions. My kids cried when they announced their divorce. Also, there is a strict ban on any J&K+8 bashing on this site. Seriously I will go ballistic. We also watch 18 and Counting, the Duggars, but you can make fun of them.
Today I am happy to offer some shortcuts to offset my egregious verbosity and abuse of power on this blog.
Consider the following:
-Lint rollers rock! You've heard me mention them but it's worth repeating. They can't exactly replace vacuuming, but you can get some surfaces super clean.
-For those of you who use kid wipes (don't we all?), use one once a day to wipe down the toilet(s) in between scouring.
-Be gone, a lot.
-Organize your computer area as you're waiting for things to load/print/fb friends to reply...
-Always be in your underwear at home. I swear to (insert preferred presence) it is a catalyst to cleaning.
-Clean as you go, cooking, bathing, shopping (consolidate, toss recycling).
-Text yourselves reminders to your email to save yourself those times when lack of paper leads to forgotten ideas.
-Get rid of 20 things everyday, a new "basic," I'm not kidding.
-Buy a tool belt and...psych.
-The aforementioned P!NK Fun House album. Do it!
-Keep travel size Stain Stick in your car along with Febreze, a lint roller (duh), anti bacterial gel, and Wet Wipes.
-Only sleep from 3am to 6am.
-Keep one visible surface clear as therapy for your eyes.
-No more than five things on your refrigerator.
-Confess dreaded projects here so as to motivate/shame you. :)
Okay so read through that, tell me what helped, or to go to hell, and know that I will be sweeping, dusting, wiping, whining, and behave just enough to watch my show. I may also scorn some unruly caddies and hit some window and mirrors, and, sigh, let go of some sentimental clutter.
Happy Monday Ladies, feel free to add "have a baby" to your to-do list today!
UPDATE! I finished the school shelf before my kids turned 18!