Friday, July 29, 2011
Today, I came up with a new phrase for a very simple way to pick up the clutter--Drive-By Cleaning. My inspiration came from the 27 Fling Boogie, another FlyLady technique. Drive-By Cleaning is when you pick up or throw away something on your way to somewhere else. My aha moment came to me after I got dressed today. I saw my worst slippers, which I consider uncomfortable and dangerous; so, I picked them up and tossed them in the trash. I have been thinking about doing that for months; but, my husband bought them for me, and I didn't want to hurt his feelings. I tried to prepare him for this moment a couple of days ago, when I said, "Honey, I love the way these slippers look and feel, but I can't walk in them. My feet always slip to the side: I'm afraid I will trip in them."
How many times do we walk by something that needs to be picked up? And why? I haven't figured that out yet. I still have 2 blouses that had to be hung to dry, which need to be put away--one on a hook in the hallway and one on the chandelier in the dining room. Go figure, they have been there for 4 days: it would take less than a minute to put them away. I think it is time to do more drive-by cleaning in my house. How about yours?