Tuesday, September 21, 2010

when the paint starts flying...

other projects, like keeping up the house, get put on the back burner.

Since I've been working for the last few weeks on projects with deadlines I have been so focused on the projects that I have forgot that I also need to CLEAN the house!

I'm not a SUPER house keeper anyway and I have always thought I should make a list and break down the projects that need to be done through out the week. Instead of saying I'll do it all on the weekend. There's always something more exciting that comes up on the weekend so then the cleaning still doesn't get done. When I sit down to write out this list I become extremely overwhelmed. So, it has never got done.

Today I felt so grossed out I got smart and did a search online and found a list! It's not exactly what I need, but at least I have a starting point. You can get it to here.

So I have wrote out my morning to noon plan and cleaning chores I'm going to get done starting tomorrow through Friday and 2 larger cleaning projects that I'll work on through the weekend.

I have one more commission to complete then I will hopefully be moving into my studio and starting to daily paint again.


  1. I have the same issues Heather. I decided it would be best to divide my house into six or seven "compartments" ie; kitchen, family room, floors, etc. Then I just focus on one of those areas each day.

    One of my favorite quotes by Erma Bombek applies here; "Housework, if done properly, can kill you."

    I find it helps to when I set the timer to anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. I then race against the clock and get as much done within that time frame.

    Take care,

  2. Terri, That's a great suggestion. I also like the idea of using a timer! :)