The first step was to add a notebook to my maid caddy -- to write down needed supplies or big tasks to remember later. Good advice from the book which also has me a little nervous about cleaning for 45 minutes everyday. This is how it breaks down for today:
- 15 minutes quick cleaning in the morning: a load of laundry in the washer, wiping a few things in the bathroom, barely started unloading the dishwasher
- 15 minutes quick cleaning in the evening: another load of laundry, a little folding, finishing the dishes, cleaning the kitchen sink/counters
- 15 minutes focus on the living room: dusting, decluttering, de-cat-hairing
(But would anyone with a job or kids or hobbies be able to spend this kind of time and then write about it every day? My God, how does anyone keep their house clean??)
The highest impact tasks from today were scrubbing the sink and sweeping the kitchen. I will definitely keep them on the daily list. Biggest disaster of the day -- cleaning the bathroom mirror with the wrong cleaner. Nick and I will either get used to seeing ourselves as slightly foggy/streaky, or I'll try to clean it again tomorrow.