Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Housekeeping! A new system! Let's see how this works!

I live with three other humans and two canines, the six of us can make quite the mess.  I'm often a little (or a lot) overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning that needs to be done. 

I like the Flylady system and I'm trying a variation on that today.  Instead of breaking the cleaning down by time, I'm breaking it down by items I pick up.  Everything counts, every little piece of paper I pick up and toss, every toy I put away, every piece of laundry I put in the laundry room, every dish I put in the dishwaser  is counted.  When I get to 100, I mark in on a piece of paper.  After I pick up 200 things, I do a bigger task like sweeping, swapping the laundry or taking out the trash.  At 500, I take a break to eat my lunch and exercise. 

Then I repeat the above process until I reach 1000, then I'm done for the day. 

I really need to find something that's going to work for me with our Laundry Monster.  I keep trying to defeat the smelly thing, but it's persistent.  And I dislike doing laundry.  I'm fine with putting in the washer then moving it to the dryer.  It's the folding, hanging up and putting away that makes me groan.  I'm especially bad about the kids' clothes. 

I'm going to try my new 100 Items System (because I think in infomercial terms don't ya know) on the laundry later this week.  Each piece of clothing put away is counted until I'm done or I get to 1000. 

Maybe the Hip Housewife can get this place looking like a housewife actually lives at Casa de 'burbs. 

Amanda's beauty tip of the day:  Don't forget to take a warm shower and exfoliate before you remove any body hair! 

1 comment:

Debbie Ridpath Ohi said...

Love your glamour housewife pic to the right, Amanda. :-D