Ahh... Five minutes later and I have two, neat and tidy piles. I'm coming to the realization that I have to play games in order to clean my house. But, if a quick game of beat the clock is what it takes, then that's what I'll do. I'm going to do four other five-minute flat surface challenges throughout the day. At least, I hope I do! I feel my resolve weakening already. To keep my motivation up, I'll post an update later. So, who's with me?
Update: I did it! I spent five minutes cleaning each of five, different, clutter-collecting surfaces. And, I have to say, it has had a BIG impact on the overall look of my house. I cleaned the coffee table, one of the kitchen counters, the top of my dresser, the top of the wash stand and the bathroom counter. I liked this self-imposed challenge. And, the five-minute segments were really effective since my toddler is in a phase where he wants to be held or played with ALL the time. It makes it hard to get things done. But, I could distract him for five minutes several different times throughout the day. I think I might make this "challenge week". Look for a new challenge tomorrow morning!