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I look at it this way.....there is only so many hours in a day, and I would rather not spend ALL my time cleaning. A spotless house is nice, but at what expense? If it means that I'd have NO time for anything else, then it's not worth it (to me.) My house is lived in. I am more apt to spot clean as needed. When I feel motivated to clean a whole room at a time, I will. But, it is not my top priority. I've spent some time this year getting rid of extra possessions. The more stuff one has, the more things that need to be dusted. We've been getting rid of books (we love books)...some we gave away, some we sold. I've been trying to look at everything with the attitude of "would I want to take this item with me if I was moving?" Looking at stuff in that light makes it much easier to get rid of the excess.
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Sounds like a good plan!
Of course, my mother also remembers having a spotless house when we all were young (five kids at home). But that is her memory, and neither of us remember what is what REALLY like! So just try to live up to today's standards---the ones that work for you and your family now.
Remember, dusty furniture never killed anyone. If it did, my parents would be goners. My mother knows I hate to dust and I'm the sister who cleans the house (my 2 sisters do other tasks). So she, blind though she is, 'dusts' the furniture. She does it by feeling around the edges and objects. It's still cleaner than if I do it.
Focus your efforts on what matters the most; let the rest go.
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Ok starting today and taking heed of the notes I have from folks after my Monday moan about over stress
I have done the toilet and bathroom properly this week.
Bedrooms have had a lick and a promise.
Thursday I will do the living room thoroughly into the corners (to include the bits the folks don't reach)
The windows are due for their fortnightly clean (they missed the last one too but we can still see out) I have decided to treat with contempt the long remembered comment about how Mum used to clean them every week when she was young. When she was young she was a stay at home with Dad out at work all day and my brother and I were in the child care facility called school and neither gran's needed help because they were hardly older than I am now.
I have decided on a needs must basis for this week. I am having a wee laugh to myself as I write this though because I have dusted the way we did as children moving the ornaments just enough so hawkeye can see the duster has been near them.
Nan from Methil (of proclaimers fame) in Scotland.
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