This weekend I decided that I have neglected our home far too much. With all of the traveling to teach at various art retreats our poor home has really not had a good cleaning in.....well, I'm not really sure. I mean it's been cleaned but it hasn't had one of those really good and thorough spring cleanings....the kind that have you taking items to Goodwill and hauling junk to the curb for the next bulk trash day.
I've done my research and I am armed with the necessary information to get the most bang for my buck (i.e. I want it done good but I want it done fast). I'm tired of dust monsters creeping out from whatever hole they have been hiding in to go slowly dancing across my nice clean floor (note to self - vaccuuming under furniture will alleviate this issue).
I can't wait to really get in there and find all of the "things" I just had to have but that have been unnecessary over the last year few weeks. You know what I am talking about - that book you were going to read, the movie you wanted to watch, the new gum you wanted to try, etc., etc., etc. (notice I said nothing about art items - It's on purpose as I know my DH reads my blog posts).
I've read that you should work on one room, finish it and then move it on...that's the best way. Then I've read that you should do one task for all rooms and that that's the best way. Then I've read that you should set a timer and do it in 15 minute increments. Geeze no wonder the art of housekeeping is disappearing! I have a headache and all I've done is blog about it. <sigh>
Well, my strategy is this: I will work on one room until it is done and then move on. I will take donate items to the car as soon as the room is finished and trash to the curb/can. This will allow me to have a room to use as my point of escape inspiration.
Between some finalizing of proposals, putting together student kits and cleaning the next few weeks in our house should be busy but fulfilling. Some added inspiration for getting this done is that I am going to make drop cloth slipcovers for a chair and sofa (please note the determined "I am going to" and not "I am going to try"). <smile> I just want to lighten up a bit 'cuz you never know what you might find at a flea market or antique store that you just can't live without.