Why haven’t I posted since last Wednesday??
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat….and I’ve got a TON of stuff to do. Turns out it’s more stressful to make gifts than it is to buy them.
It’s also more stressful to clean your own house than it is to pay someone to do it for you. I’m not two women (wearing khakis and polos) whose life work it is to clean houses. So I CAN’T clean the whole house in a little over two hours – and I’m done trying.
I’m just one woman with a master’s degree whose job was taken and who hasn’t cleaned her own house in 10 years. But I’m smart enough to know when I’ve been beat. By my own system. The get ‘er done in a day method isn’t working.
So I’m now gonna try my friend’s do-one-housecleaning-chore-a-day. In fact, when I posted a previous blog about the two methods of cleaning house (1. my way or 2. the highway), my friend L.C. called me to complain. She swears by her tried-and-true housecleaning method of doing one thing a day (but not on Sundays! Score!!). And she was incensed (is incensed too strong a word to use here? Nah!) that I would lobby for the get-‘er-done-like-two-cleaning-ladies-in-two-hours methodology.
During said conversation, I explained that I do “interim cleaning” (it’s not like I let the house fall into complete ruin in between the every-two-week-visits the cleaning ladies would make) [side note: I was gonna refer to the visits as “bi-weekly” but all of a sudden I couldn’t remember if that meant twice a week or every other week. Oy. Where’s your English Major mom when you need her?!]. Regardless, L.C. lobbied strongly for her methodology.
So I’m gonna give it a try. But I did invite her to come and stay with me for a week so I could apprentice to her to see how this whole thing should flow. I haven’t heard back so I’m flying solo here.
Housecleaning Sensei – where are you when I need you?!?