Someday 1 - 7, 2011
This week we are in Zone 4: The Master Bedroom
This month's Habit is: Swish and SwipeZone 5: Mission #1 Monday
Dear Friends,We are in the Living Room for a whole week! Now we get the question about family rooms and living rooms. What to do if you have both? Well, my answer is to do the mission in both rooms.
I try really hard for the missions to take less than 15 minutes so it should not be too much of a time crunch to do both rooms if you have them.
It is time to go sofa and chair diving! This is when you remove the cushions from your sofas and chairs and start digging for the things that magically disappear in there. Grab these things, toss them and then grab your vacuum and suck up the little dust bunnies that like to multiply among the socks! I bet some of you will find a few things that people in your family have been searching for!Zone 5: Mission #2 Tuesday
Dear Friends,For today really take a look at the knick-knacks and decorative items that you have in the living room. Could you declutter any of these? Do you have too many cutesy things that are really just dust catchers? Things that don't really bring you joy but have been there for so long that you don't even realize that they are there? Your mission is to take 5 minutes to get rid of anything that you don't love or use in your living room/family room.
For those of you that might ask me about things that people have given you that you feel an obligation to display: my answer is simple, you are under no obligation to have anything in your home that you do not love or use. This is YOUR home!! Release yourself from the guilt and obligation. Life is too short to live in guilt purgatory. You are FLYing!Zone 5: Mission #3 Wednesday
It is anti-procrastination day and today we are going after the neglected areas of our living room/family room. Grab a feather duster or dust rag and go after the tops of door jams, tops of pictures, molding, windows, corners of the ceiling and the tops of your curtains. Now Do not get obsessed and start tearing the room apart. Just look up and dust!Zone 5: Mission #4 Thursday
Dear Friends,Now you had to know that if yesterday I had you look up that today I would have you look DOWN! Pull out the vacuum cleaner and get into the corners and along the baseboards.
If you don't have carpet, get the broom up against the baseboards and into those corners. Get behind and under the furniture. I do not mean that you should move heavy book cases or entertainment centers to get behind or under. Just take care of what you can!Zone 5: Mission #5 Friday
Dear Friends,It is our last day in the living room/family room so, today we are having a fire drill! If you have hot spots brewing, lets get them put out quickly before they start to flare up and out of control. Grab those magazines, shoes and papers that tend to magically appear. Grab a trash bag and fling anything that needs to be flung!