Oprah’s Big Clean

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Did anyone watch Oprah go to those people’s houses and organize? She advocated that people spend 10 minutes/day organizing one area of their house and I am a HUGE proponent of this. I think it was some fireside or something we had at church where the speaker mentioned as housewives, trying to get one extra “project” done each day will help you to keep your house more orderly. I took that to heart and it really helped. I think I also read somewhere else that your time is SO much better spent organizing than cleaning because it will save you time in the long run (in trying to find stuff, or buying 2 of something you already have).

Finally that evolved into each area of my house having a day dedicated to it. Monday’s the kitchen, Tuesdays bathroom, Wednesdays bedrooms, Thursdays playroom, Fridays the office/living room, and on Saturdays I just give 20 minutes to organizing.
It makes a big difference because I can see projects as I go about my week and I can tackle them in the 10 minutes I’ve given to that area. It just seems less overwhelming.

Anyway, I’ve just been meaning to say that I agreed with Oprah, at least on this one thing. And you are welcome to mock how much TV I’m watching lately. My couch is my friend.

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  1. Renee' H says

    First, congrats on the baby girl. I would love to try again, but hubby says no more. Makes me sad, but you do need help in that dept. Secondly, I love Oprah too. I think that is a great idea, the cleaning one room a day and then organizing on Sat. It sound like a great idea, so I’m going to try it next week.

  2. says

    Hilary- I haven’t watched that Oprah yet, but I TiVo’ed it. Heaven knows I need help organizing and cleaning my house! I like it when I’m on a routine and stick to it because it is so much easier to handle everything one day at a time, one room at a time etc. It totally reminds me of this website that is awesome and follows a routine. You should check it out. It’s http://www.flylady.net.

  3. Our Family says

    I watched that episode of Oprah. I love the Clean Sweep guy she had on. I haven’t watched Oprah since she refused to have Sarah Palin on her show, but I had to watch when I saw this preview. I was inspired after the show to organize my boys rooms. They are even keeping it clean and it’s been a week. I love the one area a day idea. I need to start doing that.

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