And MIRACLES too! really! I can see the top of my coffee table! I used to use the Sidetracked Home Executives method of doing housework, and my house was spotless...then I went & volunteered to teach PreK and K at church, when they needed a teacher. For 4 years, my house fell by the wayside, as I was gone M-F from 7 till around 6 or 7 each night.
After hubby doing lots of sighing at me, and wishing I could get caught up again, I am back to their method of keeping house.
You can find their book at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Sidetracked-Home-Executives-TM-Paradise/dp/0446677671/.
You'll hear the stories of the 'slob sisters', and how they found a method that isn't taught in those "how to organize stuff" books - that assume you're ALREADY an organized person!
I can't highly recommend this system/book enough. There is also a website, that you can go sign up for, and it will help you along with your daily routines - http://www.flylady.net/.
In their emails, there are testimonials to some of the stuff they sell (I skip that), and go to the Flight Plan, each week has a mission - a small mission, but a necessary one nonetheless - this is today's mission:
Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday
This week we are in the Master Bedroom. Today I want you to spend 15 minutes under your bed! LOL! Take this time to get the things out from under the bed that you have shoved under there during a mad stash and dash through the house.15 minutes might not be enough, but for today, just try to put a dent in the stuff that you have put there. Things that just don't belong. If you don't have anything under your bed, then grab a vacuum cleaner or broom and get the dust bunnies that have been multiplying under there. Have fun with this, just 15 minutes, set you time and go go go!
I hate to say it, but I'm afraid of what I'm going to find under the bed! those dust bunnies might have mutated into things with fangs. Not to mention, we have those green Anoles living around here. The time they come into the house by the scads is just over, and I'm sure to find several dead ones. Good thing we have a futon frame, I can lift the futon, and pull up the boards to look under there good with a flashlight! hah! When the girls were young, they had hamsters and gerbils - one night a gerbil got out - we found him under our bed. I blinded him with the flashlight while hubby grabbed him & we popped him back into his cage. Sneaky bugger!
Well I've been putting off my chores long enough to drink a cup of coffee, time to get started for the day. :)
8 months ago