I had SO much fun reading your cleaning tips on the post about my new Daily Chore Calendar. Here are just a few of the tips from the comments section:
- Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats keeps a Swiffer sweeper behind her bathroom door and quickly cleans up the hair that ends up on the floor after blow-drying
- Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat passed on these awesome printable planners that let you organize shopping, cleaning, and cooking.
- Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday does a quick once-over when the bathroom sink starts to get messy. â€œI clean the sink with a rag, and then I use the rag to wipe down the counters, dust the toilet seat, and clean the rim (in that order). Then Iâ€™ll go over the inside of the toilet bowl with the toilet brush.â€ Tada!
- Erin @ Big Girl Feats said, â€œI think my parents had a really good idea for getting us to clean when we were kidsâ€¦ Saturday mornings, we would wake up to Carly Simon or Led Zeppelin blaring on their stereo and weâ€™d have a dance party (i.e. theyâ€™d make us clean). Except now I associate James Taylor with Windex and Pinesol.â€
- Amanda, Wendy, Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep, and many others passed along a link to the Fly Lady website.
- Hillary cleans her house using a 20 Minutes a Day, 30 Day method.
- RhodeyGirl said, â€œI dedicate 10 intense minutes of cleaning daily. Itâ€™s amazing what can get done in 10 minutes!â€ Laura also uses a similar method. She said, â€œWhat has been working best for me is the Pomodoro methodâ€¦in short â€“ you put aside a block of time and focus only on the task at hand. Every night, I set my timer to 20 minutes and clean as much as possible for 20 minutes. Once it rings, I stop what I am doing and donâ€™t feel guilty about not cleaning. Its pretty crazy how much you can accomplish when you are on the clock!â€
- Wendy said, â€œAnother thing that really helps me stay on track with cleaning is to have daily morning and evening routines that include washing dishes and switching the laundry. I have them typed up and keep them in a sheet protector and I can check things off with a dry erase marker as I get them done.â€
Clean on, my friends! Clean on.
Shiny floors make me happy.
Letâ€™s see â€“ beyond reading your awesome tips, I got a lot of work done today! Iâ€™ve reached an epic point in my book-writing process â€“ Iâ€™ve written over 115 pages (in Word). Very, very exciting. I have a lot of writing to do still, but itâ€™s nice to know that Iâ€™m slowly wrapping up my third book (it will be a healthy living / recipe book and will be released next spring!).
I took a break to swim laps and practice my flip turns:
I did about 1200 meters. Iâ€™m working up to 1500 meters because Iâ€™m thinking about signing up for an Olympic triathlon in a few weeks!
Most of my grub was pretty standard/boring today (well, except for an amaaaazing marshmellow dream bar at Starbucks), but lunch was standout.
Please try the combo of refried beans and goat cheese ASAP. Truly mouthwatering â€“ the perfect combo of creamy and salty.
With some steamed greens on the side:
Have a wonderful evening!