Attention everyone: cleaning progress has been made!
When I was reading the comments on the original post, my plan was to choose the idea that most appealed to me. The one that grabbed my attention was Sarah's of Semi-Desperate Housewife: she suggested starting with the dustwebs in the corners. I have a mop-like item I bought in a fit of Cleanliness Resolve that I knew I could for this: it has a washcloth-like thingie that goes over it and can be turned inside-out halfway through to get a fresh surface.
Approximate time taken: 40 minutes
Resentment levels: Low---I didn't feel like I was cleaning up SOMEONE ELSE'S dustwebs, though I did have a brief "You know, I am the ONLY ONE in this house who would EVER do this chore" feeling.
Exertion levels: Moderate. I'm not used to having my arms up like that or my neck tilted like that, and the mop-thing was awkward to use. There was one corner I couldn't reach (we have a split foyer) and I threw a damp washcloth at it again and again until I got it. My aim, it is poor; but my children, they were greatly entertained.
Satisfaction levels: Medium-high. Those dustwebs caught my eye FREQUENTLY. Now my eye keeps going to the clean corners. Also, I feel as if The Cleaning Project has been LAUNCHED.
So! If you are playing along, my suggested first assignment is to read the comments section on the first post and choose whatever catches YOUR eye. Then come back here and report! (I found the "reporting" aspect Very Motivating: when I was working I kept thinking of how I'd get to TELL YOU I'd been working.)
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