How about a method for cleaning that doesn’t overdo it? I call it “a room a month.”
A Room A Month is great for someone (like me) who hates cleaning. I do know some people who actually enjoy cleaning, but those people are not me. My urges to clean usually come when someone is at my house and I am talking to them, and notice that the table behind them looks really dusty … or there’s a big hair/dust ball on the floor in the corner. Yikes! Time to clean.
Anyway, my plan (actually an idea borrowed from my mom) will ensure that each room of the house is cleaned well once each year. For people like me, that’s good! Martha Stewart-types may want to skip over to another blog at this point.
I make a chart and write a different room in for each month. January is my bedroom, February is the bathrooms, March is the foyer, etc. I always take it easy on myself in December and don’t schedule any room for that month. Then, any day of the month when I have a few free minutes, I concentrate on that room: taking down the ivy on the cabinets and washing it, dusting the tops on cabinets, washing windows, vacuuming along the edges of a closet after totally emptying it out, etc. By the end of the month, the entire room for the month should have been cleaned well.
What’s an organizing tip that works well for you?