Cleaning House

We all have those little tasks that we don’t like to do, and we do them because there is no one else who will do it. I can’t afford a house cleaning service, so I have to clean my house myself, even though there are other things I would much rather do. House elves, Harry Potter not withstanding, do not exist. I wish they did. Even then, I’m not entirely sure that they would like cleaning the bathroom.

In my house, the bathroom is small. It makes it a little easier to clean, except for the tub and shower fixture. I leave those for the weekends to clean. The kitchen also is relatively small and so is easier to clean. The microwave is a little challenging because I am not a tall person.

My office wouldn’t be hard to maintain at all if I would just file. I have piles of papers waiting to be filed. I should do that at breaks and lunch, but I’m busy reading or something. That’s my problem, I can find more things to do to escape cleaning my house than anything else. It wouldn’t be hard to maintain the housecleaning if I would just do a little of it every day. that’s the key. Do it a little bit every day. A half hour here, fifteen minutes over there, it would seem like it did it itself.

How do you approach house cleaning? Is it something you obsess about or do you do a little bit every day, the way that I should. Sometimes I really wish house elves existed. It would especially helpful if they could cook.

They don’t exist, therefore they don’t cook. They don’t clean either. It’s up to me to clean the house. I nearly added that I have to cook too, but I only cook two meals per day. I don’t do dinner. My brother takes care of dinner. I do the cleanup. I have several things on my To-do list and I mark them off as I do them. It’s the easiest way to do things.

I check my list every morning, marking things off and adding new items, I try to spread the chores out over the days of the week, so I tend to do broad scheduling for the To-Do list. That way I’m not overwhelmed. It might not be the most efficient system but it works for me. Maybe it would work for you too.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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