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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:23 AM

In my 75th year, I discovered a cleaning/de-cluttering approach

that really works.

Take a mental inventory of all the things in your home that you pass everyday and say "I've got to put that away" or "I've got to find a place for that" or "I've got to pick that up" and than do just that.

I know, I was in the Slow Homemakers' Class.

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Reply In my 75th year, I discovered a cleaning/de-cluttering approach (Original post)
Raven Jun 4 OP
rzemanfl Jun 4 #1
piddyprints Jun 4 #2
Raven Jun 4 #3
piddyprints Jun 4 #4
Raven Jun 4 #5
LakeArenal Jun 4 #6
Chainfire Jun 4 #7
Goonch Jun 4 #8
mitch96 Jun 4 #9

Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:26 AM

1. Oh, good I can wait another few months. n/t

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:36 AM

2. "Wash the windows"

Has been on my to-do list for 2 years. Can I just get rid of them now?

Seriously, I have a lot of windows and they’re high up from the ground in the front. The screens have to be taken out and hosed off outside (casement windows). By the end of the summer, I don’t care anymore. My husband doesn’t notice. The first person visiting who mentions it will be given the job.

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Response to piddyprints (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:48 AM

3. But you notice! If you can, hire someone...a kid maybe.

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Response to Raven (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:55 AM

4. Tried hiring professionals.

They never showed up to do the estimate. Trying to get an estimate for something else now, for insurance. No one shows up... repeatedly. We don’t know any kids.

Anyway, windows don’t stay clean for long, so I can pretend they were cleaned last month. They’d look the same by now in any case. I know this because some are too high to have ever been cleaned and they aren’t any worse than the rest. I can live with it until we find a solution.

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Response to piddyprints (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:03 AM

5. Somebody needs to come up

with a self-cleaning window.

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Response to piddyprints (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:03 AM

6. I have neighbors with high windows.

When he built the house, I asked who’s gonna wash those windows? He got mad and said I am a very negative person.

Eventually the Southern exposer toasted them and the covered them with curtains.

Solved the cleaning problem. It also defeated the purpose of all those windows.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:21 AM

7. And then, there is another tactic.

Learn to love clutter!

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:23 AM

8. ;-{)

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:18 PM

9. I'm in my 72nd year and I do the same thing....

"I've got to put that away" or "I've got to find a place for that" or "I've got to pick that up"
Then I just go sit down and wait for the motivation... My place is a work in progress.

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