Thursday, June 23, 2011

The To-Do List

I have been working like a mad woman cleaning the living room.  It smelled doggy.... Ewwww!  I knew I wanted to steam clean the carpet & the couch.  That's why I've been MIA.  So, I've been busy... I've been focused... I've been sooooo exhausted by the end of the day! 

Here's my problem.  I get distracted.  I know that while I'm working on one thing, the rest of the house is going to hell in a handbasket!  Big Time!  I had a HUGE stack of dishes in the sink (King Turd's pet peeve is dirty dishes).  I've got a huge pile mountain of laundry to do.  I have odd pieces of living room furniture all over the place.  The kitchen table is piled high.  Not to mention all of the other places that were piled high before!  It's so out of control.  What was I saying?.... Oh yeah, the distracted thing.... well anyway... I know myself well enough that if I don't purposely focus on something I'll get distracted & it will never get completely finished.  So I'm bound and determined to finish the living room.  I told King Turd that the rest of the house was trashed (I really don't think he knew the meaning of trashed) and that the dishes were most definitely NOT done.  And he said don't worry about it because he knew I'd been working my butt off on the living room.

I made myself a list so I wouldn't forget to do something.  It had 14 things on it.... not including cleaning the carpet or the couch.  Tomorrow will be day 4 and I have 5 things left to do... almost 4.... but I forgot to dust the other side of this framey thing I have and I don't want to forget to do it so I didn't cross it off the list.  I'm going to try to clean/organize the rest of my house this way this summer.  If I stay focused on 1 room at a time & complete it fully I think I'll get more accomplished than running around & putting out fires all over the place.

What do you think?  How do you clean?  By room? By task?  By mess?

Bye!  Love you!  Have a good day, Dear!


  1. I love lists. I could not function without them. I usually purge and clean one room at a time, but I lose steam pretty quickly, so it doesn't happen very often. I've become one with unfinished tasks.

  2. I get distracted too! I typically try to clean by room but it never fails, I walk something into the bathroom and decide to scrub the toilet. As I'm putting away something in a cabinet I see the photo book I haven't looked at in a long time - it's a never ending battle. Maybe we need to use those blinders that they put on horses so that we're not distracted by other things :)


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