Areas You Can Clean Fast …
I’ve tried to narrow down the rooms and specific areas to general locations. You can easily modify my list to fit the different areas of your home.
The key to cleaning and clearing each room depends on spending a certain amount of time each day in each room. The point is this: if you only have 5, 10, 15, 20, it doesn’t matter the actual number of minutes … but if you have just a few minutes in each room … do SOMETHING. You don’t have to get it perfectly cleaned and cleared. As long as you accomplish *something*, you are further ahead than you were. Even if it means that you only cleared out one box or one area on the countertop … at least you were able to accomplish *something* that was not done before you started.
The more cluttered a particular room or area is, the more time you will spend in there. Do as much as you can without burning yourself out. Try to take it easy, without getting stressed, and do only as much as you can comfortably do. You don’t have to rush to get everything on my list done in one day. In fact, that’s not what we want you to do. I know, firsthand, that this is possible to do it in one day, but you will burn yourself out and it will get you in the mode of not wanting to clean up for quite awhile after doing that. For me, it was months. It simply is not worth feeling this way.
It is best to do a little at a time. This way, when you quit, you are still feeling like you actually want to go back and clean some more later because you’re seeing results. It is giving yourself positive reinforcement for the work that you have gotten done and replacing the negative reinforcement that exists in your mind. Since we are only expecting you to do a little cleaning at a time, you should start feeling successful very quickly. You deserve to feel good about what you have gotten done! You can’t feel this sense of accomplishment when you stress and struggle all day to clean a room and it is still not done so you feel defeated at the end of the day. Take ownership of your little successes because that is truly what success is all about … lots of little successes to become a huge success.
Any goal in life that you want to accomplish can be achieved by mini-goals … Take your large goal and break it down into easier, manageable steps. That’s the only way you can succeed in this world. Take tiny steps until you’re at the top of the stairs. You’ll get there, just take it a step at a time!
Or, another way to think about it is … In order to move a mountain, you must first start by moving a single stone. Please keep that in mind and don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t seeing your whole house cleaned in 2 days. It takes time. You wouldn’t expect someone else to clean your house in 2 days, so don’t beat yourself up about not being able to get that done. Isn’t it funny how we have more compassion for others than we do ourselves?!
The rooms/specific areas that we will focus on are: