Something weird has happened to my son….he is tidying the house.*
Gasp. Shock. Wow etc.
He’s obviously noticed a change in the house (most likely that every request he makes results in the response: “just one minute I need to finish tidying the ……..”)
Dana has us washing dishes, hoovering the floor, clearing the bathroom and doing quick pick-ups and she tells us to do them every day. EVERY DAY! Of course she doesn’t just order us to do such jobs every day – there are witty remarks about the very realistic fact that we have to put up with other people, accurate descriptions about the procasticlutter (awesome word by the way Dana) and encouraging words on how doing something today means less tomorrow. Compare washing three days worth of dishes to one days for example!
As I may have mentioned before I enjoy reading ‘self-help’ books as I find the good ones inspiring. This is the first book that I found almost perfectly practical (apart from having a laundry day – yo crazy) and with a realistic guide to follow.
Not once did I think by missing a day was I a failure and should just therefore give up and eat cereal from the gravy jug. I just did the dishes and kept going from where I’d left off.
I would recommend Dana’s book “How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind” heartily. Hell, I even bought the book rather than wait for a copy to become available at the library!
*So I had to put his ‘washed’ dishes in the dishwasher, wash a load of damp towels and walk on soggy carpets. I can’t tell you how proud I am of my son for offering to tidy.