Serendipity - Great job with what you were able to do today! Actually I got quite a bit done in the kitchen tonight and am very happy with what I did.
did all my dishes organized pantry took all the doors off the broken cabinets have 3 bags of items to donate cleared off kitchen counters went thru all the drawers and got rid of duplicates and items I don't use scrubbed one small area of kitchen floor swept kitchen floor bagged up recyclables threw out 2 bags of trash cleared off 3/4 of kitchen table That is all for today but I really hope to get the rest of the kitchen done tomorrow!
Post by Serendipity on Oct 13, 2010 1:41:50 GMT -5
Tuesday October 12
Thanks, leticia! It is really helping to write this down. glad to know you are feeling inspirsation. I hope you saw my post on your thread.
wiped coffee grounds and juice spill. I stared at it for a minute and felt some resistance or just the idea of wiping it up right away was so unusual. So I timed it and it took about a minute and a half!
Post by dtesposito on Oct 13, 2010 11:23:04 GMT -5
Hi Serendipity, you're doing great on your kitchen. When it's all done you'll keep going in there every chance you get just to admire it!
I timed it and it took about a minute and a half
Isn't it amazing how things we dread and put off end up only taking a couple of minutes? This is one thing I'm trying to change in my every day life--"just DO it already!" In the time I spend thinking about it it could be done.
Man do I ever need to do this just to get life going again.
OK so the first thing I did was burn a CD of podcasts. This was probably a way to procrastinate, but also it makes the time go by when I'm in the kitchen.
Then I got online... and now it's evening. Kitchen still stinks. Trash day is in the morning and I have not thrown out trash in two weeks already so I really need to get it cleaned tonight.
I don't know what is a practical goal and what is not. My CD lasts one hour. So in one hour, I'd like to:
Get all trash picked up and thrown out Clean dishes (that have been sitting on the counter for weeks) put away Fridge cleaned out- rotten food thrown away Start soaking really dirty dishes Stack up other dirty dishes
Then I'll check back after an hour to see if I should continue or if that is it for tonight or if I do nothing at all.
Well I took the advice of some users here (you are wonderful people) and broke the task of cleaning my kitchen up into three steps at a time in another thread.
In the end, it took me 3 and a half hours, but I did it and my kitchen is CLEAN!!
This do three things at a time strategy is brilliant for me. It stops me from being overwhelmed and doesn't set me up for failure. So I go into the kitchen with the plan of washing the plates, washing the bowls and then drying them for example. Those are my three things. I ignore everything else and just get those three things done. I feel like I can manage that task and if I need to quit afterwards, that's fine. So it is easy to focus on the little things. And in this way, I did it all. Thanks so much.
Post by Serendipity on Oct 16, 2010 15:17:08 GMT -5
Thanks for your encouragement, diane! i guess little steps often is the key to maintenance. that's why i stopped making lists. it took way longer to make the list than it did to just do what was on them!
messymaam, sorry i didn't pop in sooner to say
wow,what a difference working in threes made for you!that is so awesome!
I am tired so I haven't really done anything the last few days.
what i need to do is:
drain sink and use fresh water to wash the dishes that have been soaking.