Each Thursday—Mop your hard floors.
- Before you mop, remove any loose dirt (sweep) Otherwise you may just be gluing the dirt to the floor with the water. Water + Dirt = Mud (Harder to remove)
- Remember this is a quick once over—not a career. Work quickly and move on.
- Give special attention only to the floors in your zone—this is their once a month cleaning.
Second day in our Area of Focus—The Bedroom, En Suite Bath, and Closet
Remember the Special Mission—Take 15 minutes to try on the clothes in your Closet—It must fit, be clean, and in good repair to earn space in your closet. Clean the dirty. Repair what needs to be repaired, and limit the amount of time you have to get back into anything that does not fit. Don’t make yourself miserable passing by those clothes from a different season in your life. The clothes in your closet should fit and flatter.
It takes no time at all to find what I am looking for in my drawers and it is a breeze to maintain. I do not work as hard as you do.
Keep working around your room dealing with stuff as you come to it—one corner, one drawer, one shelf at a time. Do not empty the contents of your dresser and try to purge and put away in 15-30 minutes—one drawer at a time.
Focus and work quickly. You will get it done.
A few more words on your laundry:
- Give up the laundry marathon. Commit to doing at least one load per day Monday through Saturday—from hamper to sorted to washer to dryer to folded and put away.
- DO NOT OVERLOAD YOUR WASHER AND DRYER—clothes must be free to move in your washer and dryer to get clean, dry, and relatively wrinkle free.
- Do not use fabric softener on towels and washcloths. It makes them less absorbent.
- In the beginning work with your little ones to put away their laundry. Even toddlers can place clothes in the space you show them. Teach them a little at a time. Will it take more time in the beginning? Yes. Will it reap enormous rewards as they learn to work on their own? YES
- Be gentle and patient.
- Do not attempt to teach your husband anything. He is an adult. You may have to lead by example. Roy mows the lawn, takes care of the cars, and many other things. I put away his laundry. This is not a battlefield I choose to die on.
Just a Little Grammar—
The difference between capital and capitol (from Webster’s Dictionary)
Definition of CAPITAL
1 of a letter : of or conforming to the series A, B, C, etc. rather than a, b, c, etc.
2 a : punishable by death <a capital crime>
b : involving execution <capital punishment>
c : most serious <a capital error>
3 a : chief in importance or influence <capital ships> <the capital importance of criticism in the work of creation itself — T. S. Eliot>
b : being the seat of government
4 : of or relating to capital especially : relating to or being assets that add to the long-term net worth of a corporation <capital improvements>
5 : excellent <a capital book>
Definition of Capitol
1 a : a building in which a state legislative body meets
b : a group of buildings in which the functions of state government are carried out
2 Capitol : the building in which the United States Congress meets at Washington