Phew. I have spent quite a lot of my day so far cleaning, and while I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished a lot in terms of surface area, I think I’ve done a pretty good job on the spaces I’ve been focusing on.
The main problem we’ve got is actually dealing with clutter. Things don’t go back where they belong, more stuff gets tossed about when we end up looking for something that didn’t get put away, etc.
We don’t have a habitable living room space right now, so when we want to hang out together we congregate around the kitchen table with our computers. Schoolwork gets done here, meals, and work … and the last time we went to the grocery store, exactly nothing that should’ve gone into the cabinets got put away, so it’s a huge mess.
So here’s what I started with (my favorite thing is the irony of cleaning products that haven’t been put away):
After one 20/10, where I concentrated on removing clutter and sorting mail:
After another 20/10, where I worked at putting away the stuff on the counter:
I took a break for lunch after this, then did another 20/10 for clearing the counter and doing dishes, and this is what it currently looks like:
I have to figure out what to do with this Christmas popcorn tin(?!) and the humidifier probably stays until the cold weather has broken for sure, but in all I’m feeling pretty accomplished. The Christmas tablecloth gets to stay until I can buy another. xD
The stack of mail is junk that I need to hunt down the contact info for the companies of, so I can opt out. =\