Please remember I'm new to Fly Lady. And I am definitely NOT doing this in the correct order. She has 30 baby steps to start first. And decluttering is a big part of that. As you know, my decluttering is very minimal at this point since we have reduce so many of our belongings.
Today, I set my timer for 15 minutes. Here is what I accomplished:
- Started load of laundry with dirty towels and rugs
- Replaced towels
- Washed and shined mirror
- Washed counter and sink
- Cleaned toilet inside and out
- Cleaned shower
It was a bit funny because, about ten minutes into the cleaning session one of my daughter's was coming in to take a shower. I told her she had to wait until I was done cleaning. That really spurred me on to get the job done before my timer went off! And I did it with about 30 seconds to spare.
Most of what I did today is probably considered weekly cleaning. I needed to start there so I could continue with some detail cleaning later this week.
Fly Lady has a routine where you should swish and swipe every day. Swish and swipe as I understand it is a quick spot clean of the kitchen sinks and counters, the mirror and toilet. Again, she suggests this daily. I'm definitely not at that point yet, but I can see how it could be very helpful.
I decided after the 15 minutes spent in the girl's bathroom that I would set a timer to see how long it might take me to swish and swipe in our master bath because it really did need it. It was a bit more than a spot clean, but it took be 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
Done for today! See you back in the bathroom tomorrow for a bit more deep cleaning.