Friday, April 17, 2009

Cleaning with Mary

Attention all you people who need to clean!
Would you like to clean quickly?
Would you like motivation and accountability?
Do you like chocolate?

I have the solution for you - Cleaning with Mary!


(this is not Mary)

Seriously, I want to tell you something I've started doing with my friend/co-worker Mary. This was her idea. She is a fly lady fan and she cleans her house on Thursdays so that she doesn't have to bother with it on the weekend and she can sew, knit, and play with her cats (She was even on the show Cats 101 on Animal Planet!)

This was her idea:

We meet on facebook chat on Thursday afternoons. We each set our timer for 20 minutes and then meet back on facebook chat after the 20 minutes are over. We report on what we have done in those 20 minutes. That means I actually have to do something in those 20 minutes. Then we set the timer again, come back, and report. After we are finished, we (or at least I ) find some chocolate somewhere.

If you are someone who gets distracted easily with chores, this is a great motivational method of cleaning! You can't have Mary, she's mine, but find a friend and make cleaning fun and fast and chocolatey!

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  1. You haven't been on in so long that I thought maybe you feel off the planet! Just kidding,glad to see you're back! Have fun with the new house! :)

  2. Keri,
    Your deal wtih your girlfriend was my childhood. My mother always had us clean on Thursdays so the house was done for the weekend. It was worth the evening scramble.

  3. I go straight for the chocolate when we're done too! And I pat myself on the back for getting so much accomplished. Works great!




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