Power in Numbers

Hi Friends, I'm having some technical problems with my author housekeeping Q&A's, so no new entry today. But be sure to come back next week when all should be straightened out.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share this photo, which I took the other night at my youngest daughter's high school graduation:

Just to tie this in to housekeeping, let me say for the record that all of those caps made a big mess on the field, of course, but that was okay because of the adage "many hands make light work." Once the ceremony was over, it didn't take long for the detritus of the entire event to be broken down, cleaned up, and put away, simply because a number of people pitched in to help.

Can you do some "group cleaning" this week? Why not set a timer for 15-30 minutes, assign tasks, and put the troops to work? There's power in numbers, especially when it comes to cleaning. Once the timer dings, put away your supplies whether you're finished or not, and focus on enjoying your family instead.

And remember: There are more important things in life than dust and clutter, namely those little ones who make all of that dust and clutter! Enjoy them while they're still there with you, because before you can blink you'll be taking pictures just like this one. Trust me, I know.

I'm just glad that I was able to convert my home into a House That Cleans Itself while my kids were still young, so that I didn't waste one more precious minute agonizing over the mess. As you work on your own conversion, I wish the same for you too, that you'll be able to get a handle on the housekeeping problem so you can move on to far more important matters: the people with whom you share that house!

See you next week.

1 comment:

  1. Love that Magic Eraser! I used one for the first time and it got out grime and cleaned things that no other product did. One word sums it up ~ AMAZING!