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November 22, 2009

fall cleaning
posted by soe 3:39 am

Nothing can possibly be more dull than a blog post on cleaning. Even one on dentistry has the potential to drift into the horror genre…

And, yet, here we are.

The cleaning/organizing/mass purging is going slowly. Far too slowly, in fact.

Under the best of circumstances I am deadline driven. This means that I work better — and faster — the closer we get to when things need to be done. The day of my tree trimming, I will be a model of efficiency. Two weeks out, though, and I’m having a hard time finding the motivation. All I want to do is sleep and knit and read.

Sorting through papers I’ve allowed to pile up and clothes and books I need to shift out of the house is not my idea of a fun way to spend a Saturday evening…

So, I turn to you, dear readers. What is your best tip for fall cleaning? Or your secret to staying motivated on mundane tasks? I’m desperate for suggestions because I really do know that procrastination and last minute efficiency are not my friends, at least in this instance.

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Ugh, I hate cleaning! I guess my main way of forcing myself to do it is bribing myself – “ok, once you clean this, you can go to Verrill and buy scones!” Also, play music. Loudly. To drown out your complaining 😉

Good luck!

Comment by jenn 11.22.09 @ 10:28 am

And I’d put your knitting and current reading material out of sight! Having given myself 2 months to clean, sand, prime, and paint the kitchen and finding out it’s still not enough, you do want distractions out of the way. Btw, I’m handing out painting assignments at the Thanksgiving table! And I don’t want hear about any last minute alternate plans!!!

Comment by Mum 11.22.09 @ 1:24 pm