Monday, October 5, 2009
Between my Manic Cleaning Saturdays and Mesina's Monday Madness, I know two flats that are getting their asses kicked by weekends' end. Do any of you feel the momentum from this or do you think us dreadful lifeless bores? Some questions I was hoping you guys would answer so that I may conjure up ever-challenging and inspiring ways to get you on your hands and knees. (And we'll just leave it at that.)
-Is there any particular day of the week on which you feel the most or least motivated?
-What are your top two most paralyzing regular chores?
-Are there things that wold make these easier to accomplish?
-What cleaning solvents do you use?
-Are you happy with them?
-Are you more motivated in the morning or at night or always or never?
-Are you concerned with deep cleaning or is a cursory wipe satisfactory for you?
-What percentage of your belongings do you wish you could chuck?
-Are the lists I post helpful at all or is merely posting your achievements what compels you? (One reader said it is the random images I select, lol. Hey whatever gets you here!)
So your assignment today is to answer these questions and let us know what you got done on your own, or as inspired by Mesina.
As for me, my weekend away makes the following mandatory:
-Folding four baskets of laundry which accumulated once again despite the fact that we were all gone.
-Make serious chore lists for the kids--they've had their fun!
-Remove all unnecessary crap from kitchen and living room.
-Obviously dust or the earth will skid of its axis.
-Break for lessons, so my kids know that academia trumps cleaning, whereas I always struggled to maintain both equally. (OCD)
-Figure out why I hate the master bedroom and why the new comforter didn't fix it and find a solution, whether that involves rearranging or radical acceptance or kerosene...
-Find five spontaneous deep corners and manhandle them.
Feel free to borrow from Mes or me or choose your own adventure.