Sunday, April 22, 2007

Seize the Day!

I hate housework, ok I said it! I am pretty neat and organized in my household and love a clean house, I just hate to clean it myself! Let me rephrase that, I don't hate to clean, I just hate to stop what I am doing in my art studio to go and clean. And then there's the obsessive side of me that has to stick with a project until it gets done, which is good in some ways but not when it comes to taking care of kids and DH. I mean Dinner is at 6 and it usually happens right when I'm on a roll with something I am doing with my ebay store or a project that has a deadline! And the dust bunnies will come and visit if I turn my back!! And as much as I love my dog, she has thick black hair that just falls off everywhere!
So I tried something different today and I think it might be my answer! I started by setting my timer for 15 minutes. I checked my emails and ebay business , answered questions and visited my online groups. When the timer went off, I stopped and did the laundry and changed all the sheets. timer went off and went back and photographed new items for ebay, played with my doggie and timer went off and swept and mopped floors, hey I like this! And I have a loud timer, that makes sure I hear the tick tock and motivates me to get the job done! I am amazed at what I was able to do in 15 mins ! So if you're like me and hate housework, try the timer, let me know how it works! xxoo Astrid


Dana said...

OMG Astrid ... that's INGENIOUS ... I'm really gonna hafta try it because like you, I get wrapped up on something and I just can't quit until it's done. Usually I'm well on a roll during dinner time or another important part of the day. And we all know how EASY it is for time to sail on by when you're online. I'll let you know how it goes ... YIPPEE! xo Dana

Manastash said...

I completely need to try that. My "studio" is the coffee table, so I have to keep the house and family at bay...maybe, just maybe I can do it 15 minutes at a time!

Loudlife said...

Astrid, I love this! I HATE housework and only seem to get it done quickly if I'm angry - not something I invite! I will give this a try ASAP - thank you!


Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Hmmm, this defintiely needs some thought because I have the same problems. :-) I hate being "domestic" and do my housework somewhat grudgingly because as we all know it's much more fun in the studio or at the computer. :-) Thanks Astrid!