The cleaning blogger stikes again…
Crikey, this woman could keep me going with writing material for bloody ages.
I got another email plop into my inbox this week. Another ‘handy hint’ to make my life full of happiness, cleanliness and joy. If this woman can actually achieve these things just through handy cleaning tips, she is more insightful than Mother Teresa.
This weeks handy hint is…
“Always back out of a room”.
No, not because there is a ninja hiding somewhere in there (though if you live with a toddler, that may well be the case as my blogging friend Yvonne has found in her blog post, The Bedtime Ninja) or because there is a being of higher command in the room that you mustn’t disrespect and turn your back on (again, this doesn’t apply if you live with a toddler, never turn your back on a toddler…), this cleaning oracle states that you must always back out of a room so you can declutter it as you go.
She says; “Before you leave a room, clean up. Don’t leave a room unless you can back out of it. This means that you are seeing what needs to be done before you leave the room”.
Are you all following this?! Do keep up…
She continues, “Today, I want you to do this. Right now, go to your bedroom and start there. Start in one corner of the room and clean it. Put everything away that is in that area that doesn’t belong. Get it organized and decluttered. Next do the whole wall – if there is a chair or bench on that wall, declutter it. A desk? Organize it. Do not leave that wall (don’t get distracted when you put away shoes and start on the closet… go back to that wall) until it is completely clean”.
I hope you’re all listening to her?! DO NOT LEAVE THAT WALL UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY CLEAN!!! DO YOU HEAR?!
(In the name of all that is Holy, this woman needs to drink some chuffing Gin, remove her finger from her posterior and chill out a bit!)
She then says; “Do this all around your room. When you have finished, do a quick dusting and vacuuming”.
Are you having a bubble bath?! (for those not familiar with Cockney Rhyming slang, this means, ‘having a laugh’ or ‘are you fecking serious?!’) When you’re finished do a quick dusting and vacumuming?! I’m lucky if I can manage just the quick dusting part with some bloody baby wipes!