Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WFMW - Dusting

I am not one for hard-core cleaning.

I am especially not one for dusting. To me, this is hard-core cleaning. I prefer the shove-under-the-bed or in-a-closet technique. When we have people coming over. I would like to think that anyone could stop by my house at any moment and I would be comfortable with how it looks, but I would be fooling myself with that thought!

But I have found recently that I do enjoy dusting. Just a little bit. I don't know if it is so much the act of dusting I am enjoying. Or maybe I am enjoying that I am killing two birds with one stone (or, more accurately, I am making two uses out of one thing) and I am not spending hours doing it!

I would normally take the laundry out of the dryer, fold the clothes/towels/sheets/etc. and throw the used dryer sheet away. (I know I make it sound like I do this all in a very timely fashion, but I would be fooling you if you thought this was true. It's more like do the laundry, remember a couple days later it is in the dryer, bring it upstairs the following day, walk around it in the living room for a few days, get items out as I need them, and then maybe fold it when we are going to have someone over.)

Back to the dryer sheet. It begs to be used more, so I have given in to it's loud cries of agony over wanting to be used to it's fullest potential.

Why not take that sheet and dust a little. I don't try to do the whole house. This would be hard-core if I did. I try to pick a different room each time I have a sheet ready. And that's all I do. This keeps it from overwhelming me, but also keeps the dust from overtaking my house. One small step at a time. One room at a time. One dryer sheet at a time. And over time, my house stays cleaner!

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  1. ohhh I started using these and they work great!

  2. I'm going to try that next laundry day-which I am sure will be in a couple days. Sounds like a great routine! I could just make the kids do it.

  3. yes, i think when my son gets older i think i may have to teach him how fun it is!!

  4. Ah - what a great tip! Thanks!