Friday, March 25, 2011

Action item -- weekend of March 25

My action item for this afternoon is to go through my home beginning at the front door and jot down everything that needs attention. From this, I will compile a master cleaning plan for the next few weeks and months. This is a great way to kick start spring or fall cleaning or to simply take an inventory of what your home needs. Include details on this list that are not in your daily and weekly cleaning routine. Dedicate about 12 weeks of your time to doing a thorough cleaning and spread out your findings over those next few weeks.

Also include things like painting, repairs, sewing or buying home furnishings, etc. The goal of this project is to come up with a plan to take care of anything and everything that needs doing. Conceivably, these more involved projects could be spread out over a year or more. For example, if you are renovating an older home with a tight budget and a busy schedule, it may take you five years to finish all of the projects that are involved. Likewise, if you are furnishing a newlywed's nest, it might be some years before you reach your goals for furnishings and the like. Better to take it slowly and do (or buy) it right than to rush and regret poorly done workmanship (or a foolish purchase) later.

Note: No one ever has a perfect home or a perfectly clean house. Be focused, but not uptight about doing a thorough sprucing up of your home.

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