So I thought this week I'd join this- I read a few blogs that regularly do Works for Me Wednesday. I never could think of something that ever worked for me, but as I was tidying up the house on Monday, I realized something does work for me:
Random Number Generators
There's a part of me that likes things tidy and then there's another part of me that can't stand order. The first 3 weeks of 2009 were strange for me. When the house is perfectly picked up, I feel out of my element. Order and I just do not get along well, yet a messy house nags at the back of my mind.
It's quite the conundrum. Part of the issue is I don't know where to start. And if I start by the door, I know I'll never get over to the kitchen and vice verse. What do I do?
This is where the Random Number Generator comes in. I number a list of all the surfaces that need tidying and de-cluttered. It usually looks like this:
- Counter 1
- Counter 2
- Counter 3
- Counter 4
- Floor by my side of the bed
- Floor in front of couch
- Floor by desk
- Front entrance
With this, I'm not stuck in the kitchen for an hour. And I don't spend my time only in the living/bedroom while the dishes don't get done. Everything gets done. I get to see progress right away, "Look! The couch is all clear!" And I'm not confining myself to order.
It's silly. It's kind of nerdy (once I did this with a D20 when a number generator was too boring for me). But it works for me. I owe my clean home to atmospheric noise.
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