Taming the Spring Cleaning Elephant



Late Spring cleaning

Late Spring cleaning (Photo credit: storebukkebruse)

You know the old saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!”

That’s how you can get through your spring cleaning.

For example, tonight I cleaned this silk peonie thing I have in my great room. I ran some soapy water in the bathtub, held the flowers by the stems, swished them in the water, shook them off, put them back in the pot. Total time – about 5 minutes.

Now imagine if you did just one 5 minute task every day. That would be 365 little tasks.

Do you think that would add up?

Instead of complaining that you have to wipe out your cabinets, and never doing it because its such an overwhelming job – how about wiping down just 1 shelf? You can manage that, can’t you?

Isn’t it a relief to know that you can have a really clean house without killing yourself? 😉

Now, how can you apply this strategy to other areas of your life?

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2 thoughts on “Taming the Spring Cleaning Elephant

  1. Tom

    Nice article, this is generally how I try to imagine tasks around the house. Putting stuff away after you have finished with it saves you from clearing up lots of things later on.

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