If you get my weekly newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s situation regarding prioritizing her spring cleaning list (if you don’t get my newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner of the blog). Here are a few thoughts I had regarding her request for creative cleaning tips. Molly
I hope this letter finds you well! Have you tackled any cleaning projects yet? I’m still procrastinating because I’ve been pulled outside and enticed by the sunshine!
I think the easiest way to organize your checklist is by the room. Choose one room to work in at a time. I think adding the bathroom remodel to the bottom of your list may be in your best interest, for now. I’m afraid if you started the remodel before any of the other spring cleaning chores, you may get sidetracked. Remodels are a cleaning project all on their own. I’ll say a quick prayer for you when you start that project!
I like to start with my least favorite project first. I do this because then I can get it over with and stop thinking about it. Which one are you dreading the most? Cleaning the baseboards, underneath the bed or the windows (inside and out)? It seems to me that your teamwork would be best applied in washing the windows. It might even be a tad funny if one of you cleans the inside while the other cleans the outside (think of all the funny faces you could make through your shiny windows!). Why not have a little fun with your chores? It makes them more enjoyable…and the time will probably go by much quicker.
Cleaning the baseboards shouldn’t take long if you also use teamwork and just do a room at a time. You could do a ‘commercial challenge.’ An ice cream pail of soapy water and a rag for each of you- when a commercial comes on TV, hit the baseboards in that room. Each of you start at a different side of the room. I dare to bet you’d be almost done before your favorite show pops back on the TV (this only works if you still watch real-time TV). Does anybody still do that these days?
Bathroom baseboards wipe up in a hurry during your routine bathroom cleaning chores.
Your projects will be done before you know it, then take your pretty baby out in that sunshine!
Love ya, Molly