WFMW-The Power of 10 Things.
So, I’m a messy person. I admit it. I can think of ten million things I’d rather do before I clean the house. I agree that the house needs to be cleaned up and I hate living in disorder, but I hate cleaning the house SO MUCH.
Typically, I stay on top of things. I do my chore list every day and while I grouse about it, it works out all right, but the weekends always seem to get a little crazy and come Monday I’m wondering WTH we did the the joint!! Things are all over the place. Like a bomb went off and it was loaded with toys and dishes and clothes and trash.
If you’re like me, that probably makes you feel not only overwhelmed but a little bit crazy too. I would stare at the pile of work needing to be done and had no idea where to start, so I decided to use my OCD to my advantage. I pick up the closet ten things. ANY ten things and put them away. I return to the scene of the crime and pick up another ten things and within no time the chaos is beginning to make sense. It really does work on the most frighteningly messy rooms. And, there’s nothing to be overwhelmed about. Just pick up ten. Put them away. Return and pick up another ten. It works for me. See?