Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dining Room: AFTER

I did it! Again!
I met my goal today of cleaning the dining room.
It feels so good.
It felt so good this morning to wake up and go into the kitchen to find it clean!!
The main rule I've been following while cleaning everything is: "Everything must have a home, and if you can't find it a home, then it must go!"

        Right now, and I hate to say it, both rooms are dirty! I have to be honest with myself though to help make this change stick. And that means being honest with you all, too!

My jacket is laying on the floor in the dining room, and there is a bag of goldfish and Thing One's jacket on the table.
In the kitchen, there is cheese crumbs on the counter from the soup I made earlier (recipe to come!), and a pot on the stove.

I'm still getting into the habit of "When I take my jacket off, I need to hang it up, not just throw it where ever!!"

Writing on the blog is helping so much though. It is helping me be conscious of what I am doing, and where I am getting.
I am able to see how I want my kitchen to look ALWAYS, so when I look at it now I can think "Hmm... something isn't right."

I guess I should go maintain both rooms now.

Thank you all for sticking with me during this time!

It took me a little less than 20 minutes to completely clean (maintain) both the kitchen and the dining room. Wow. A lot better than two days, huh? And once I get more into the habit of maintaining, it's going to take a lot less time than that.

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