is what i'm doing today. Strategy: put EVERYTIHNG not in its place in the center of the room. then dust everything, wash windows, and find homes for everything in center. Vacuum..and VOILA!! big job done with ease!
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If I'm cleaning 1 room and find something that belongs in another room, I go to the other room and find myself cleaning in there. Instead, I now use empty laundry baskets to hold all the things that go in other rooms. When I'm done in room 1, I take the basket of stuff that belongs in room 2 and put them away, then room 3, etc. That way, I avoid running from room to room and I actually get at least 1 room completely clean! 334
Every night we have a 10 minute clean up. It gets our teenager & 9 nine year involved with nagging...we all go through specific assigned downstairs rooms: our kitchen, living room, bathroom, den and laundry room and clean them in 10 minutes. It has been working. Cleaning on the weekend is a lot easier now. 41 I am a lot happier.
When cleaning a room,take 2 things out or put 2 things away!
I have a " work-in-progress"room I am cleaning~~the scrapbook room [or as we scrappers say-the "scrap" room]! I am trying to get it ALL cleaned ,but with a preschooler under foot and all the housework this stay-at-home mom is doing,it's not HIGH on the list [my reason--I can close and lock the doors!--though I DEARLY LOVE TO SCRAPBOOK AND WANT TO FINISH IT!]. So,for now, when I pass by the room or go into it,I ALWAYS try to put TWO things back in their place or take them out to where they should
be--another room,the BIG trash can outside,etc. This HELPS ME feel that SOMETHING IS GETTING ACCOMPLISHED in that room ,even if it is a small way of cleaning up~[Note: it IS a very small room!].
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