All my Nestabilities are stored in CD cases in the cube on the wall above to the left, and my CB folders are in the basket below that.
And look at this, unlike myself, people who are super organized read my blog! This is so exciting! Look, Jennifer sent me her cutomized plan of attack after reading about my house!
"Here is how I keep my house clean. And then basically do nothing but do things that I want to do the rest of the time. :D
On Monday I do my laundry. The beauty about laundry is that you put in a load and you can go back and do whatever it is you want to do. BUT...remember to set a TIMER..just a kitchen timer...for the length of your washing machine cycle. Then you'll remember to go switch them out to the dryer. THEN set a timer for the amount of drying time and go immediately and take them out the dryer and just lay them out flat on the bed if you don't want to fold and hang them up. That way you won't have to iron anything (I'd rather be boiled in oil than to iron.) Remember to re-set the timer for the washing machine. :D
Then on Tuesday, I go grocery shopping. I keep a magnetic pad on the fridge so that I can keep a running list of things we need. If it isn't on the list or doesn't catch my eye when I'm in the store, I don't buy it.
Wednesday I go to the post office. You know how you box up stuff (or at least I do) and then they sit there for-ev-ah. Well, I take care of the post office and the library that day...the library is next door to the post office.
Thursday is my cleaning day. I run the vacuum, mop, dust (with a Swiffer duster) and make sure that everything looks nice in the house. (I don't clean the bathrooms or the cat litter pan, that is my husband's job plus he cooks and does the trash.) My cleaning day takes me less than an hour to complete (I have a lot of wood floor to be mopped.)
Friday is the day that I find a special project kind of thing to work on for a little while. Nothing too strenuous but maybe I was wanting to clean out under my bathroom sink or something. I call this my "Day of Discovery" because I'm always finding things on my special project day that I forgot I have. And basically the messes that happen throughout the day, I deal with as I go along. I clean up after myself and the furchildren. Like if I spill something on the stovetop, I'll wipe it up right then rather than waiting 'til later because later it will be a hot mess to try to clean up after it is all burnt on and dried up and yucky.
Oh, and buy a Roomba. I run my Roomba every day in my "public" rooms. It works well on my carpet, wood floors, area rugs, and tile. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats so I have a LOT of fur...plus stray pieces of dog and cat food and dirt that they track in from outside, etc. Sometimes I run it twice a day...and it really does work and it really does help. I do run the regular vacuum once per week though.There you have it. The diary of an obsessive neat freak who also stamps and does charity work and designs websites and does graphics work and on and on....Anyway, just wanted to share! Sorry for writing a book. ":D
Jennifer, would you like to adopt me?? Or can I adopt you??(and then you'd live here with me...!)
Incidentally, I did a bit of a "Tackle it" Friday a few weeks ago while I was trying to stay off the computer(remember I said I was going to??), not a complete success, but far from a failure!! I stayed out of the (locked!) office until approximately 10:30 AM, before which I got my closet cleaned out and bagged up 5 bags of clothes(that were old, holey, unflattering, probably should have never bought, etc etc!) to donate, plus lots of laundry and the kitchen! Not bad! Once I peeked in it was all over, but that was more than I had accomplished in awhile, so I felt I deserved a bit of reward for my trouble... ;)