Spring Cleaning: My dirty dozen.

Spring cleaning is something that I both look forward to and dread. The hardest part about it is it can seem so overwhelming… so one day I sat down and wrote a list of twelve things that need doing around the house that I just haven’t manage to get my arse in gear to do.

I adore lists. And this one has been especially satisfying to work through… Try and think of all those random little tasks that would make your life so much more enjoyable, but that you just haven’t had time to focus on! Replace batteries, order a replacement, sew a button on a shirt… And you don’t need to do them all in one day. Give yourself some time to tackle it–maybe one a day? You’ll be so happy when you’ve done it–I promise!

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7 responses to “Spring Cleaning: My dirty dozen.

  1. So true. Lists make everything better and more doable.
    ‘Stain deck furniture’ seems like a big one! Good for you.

  2. I adore lists! I have a list of “zone cleaning” for every room in my house. I’m not doing so great with it now, but the goal is to focus on a zone every few weeks and really cross off the cleaning jobs.

    Weekly, I have a to-do list that looks more like that one you show here. I put checkmarks next to something if I’ve made progress but I haven’t finished it yet. I am very motivated by lists!

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  4. Margo, so impressed with your zone system. You take it to another level! And, yes, lists are the BEST.

  5. I live in lists, have an app on my phone, so satisfying when I get to check one off. Slowly but surely getting through it!

  6. I completely agree with you on lists…but alas, I’ve learned that I think they are popular among Type-A women, particularly. I have tried so many ways (buying a physical planner, setting up an e-calendar, post-its, trying smart phone/email lists–you get the picture) for my husband, and he won’t take to any of it! Is it just me, or do men not like lists the way women do?

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