Today, out of growing anxiety that I'm not a good enough housekeeper, I picked up No-Hassle House Cleaning by Christina Spence. The first challenge, it seems, is to admit I'm "a happy slob and proud of it." I'm guessing a proud, happy slob would not worry the Borders cashier is judging her for needing a book to clean the house.
I was happy to discover in the first few pages that I'm already doing some things right! From Spence's list of ways to make cleaning fun:
- Use a timer -- 15 minutes at a time is my personal limit.
- Have a cleaning kit -- I love my little cleaning caddy; it makes me feel like a real merry maid.