We all have those projects that we hate to tackle. I know I am not the only one! It is those things that just look overwhelming. Projects that take a few hours or an afternoon to complete. I tend to put those off again and again...................then oh what a pile of dust I have.
My house is really never messy, it just is dusty, full of dust bunnies and cob webs. Where do those bunnies and cobs come from??????? LOL
It is a never ending process.
So I am now working at it a little at a time. Baby steps. I find that if I give myself 20 - 30 minutes to work on something, I tend to get a LOT more done. I have been doing this for the past few days and it is amazing how many projects (that I kept putting off) that have gotten done.
I may go back to an area 2 or 3 times in a day but it isn't overwhelming, because I know I will only do a little at a time.
I have always been one that goes gangbusters! If I am going to clean all the shelves in the living room - then I am going to clean all the shelves in the living room! I hate that job. Now it isn't so bad.
I can clean a shelf when dinner is cooking or while watching TV.
My kitchen is the same way. I have pretties and small appliances on top of my cabinets (do to such a small kitchen), and it gets dusty and greasy. It is easier to do a segment at a time. It gets done in MY time and looks lovely, but I am not stressed.
Yesterday I was downstairs doing laundry, and starting getting canning jars all together. They were in a few spots - now they are sorted and neat. I went to place clothes in the drier and went through the bags of clearance pectin and Mrs. Wages mixes I had. They are all sorted and together. I am now organized and ready to can!!!
It is amazing what you can accomplish in a few minutes.
You can clean all the pictures/mirrors on a wall. Later clean off a table or a shelf. Straighten a hutch. Clear out that stack of magazines. Clean and dust that 'hidden' corner. Work on a shelf or two in the pantry. Straighten up your home canned goods. Get your canning supplies organized and together. Clean a shelf in the closet.
NONE of it will take very long and you have ACCOMPLISHED a needed task.
Don't get yourself in a huff trying to get your cleaning done. Take your time and take baby steps and do it bit by bit!
I advise you to attack your house this way for a week...........you will be amazed at what you get done!