Sneak Peek for the Week

Someday 1 - 7, 2011

This week we are in Zone 4: The Master Bedroom

This month's Habit is: Swish and Swipe

Zone 5: Mission #1 Monday

We are going to be in Zone 5 for two days this week. This is the Living Room and Family Room. We are going after the hidden clutter in these rooms. Take a look around you and see what is laying around that is really clutter but because you have become so used to it being there you don't see it as clutter. Have you purged those magazines and books lately? How about the videos, dvd's and cd's? Are they strewn in piles all over that because they belong in these rooms you don't see them anymore? Your mission for today is to set your timer for 15 minutes and go after the "hidden" clutter in these rooms. You will be amazed at how much neater the rooms look when you tackle this. Do not get obsessed and take apart the whole room. This is about progress NOT perfection. Just tackle one thing at a time!

Zone 5: Mission #2 Tuesday

Yesterday we went after the "hidden" clutter in the Living Room and the Family Room. Today you are going after the trash. Now you may think you have no trash in these rooms but look under the couch and the chairs. Lift up the cushions and check out what seems to magically get swallowed up in the couch. Check under the end tables and the coffee table. Set your timer for 15 minutes and grab a trash bag and start tossing. You will be surprised at how fast you can do this mission. I bet you all will have time left to spare. Be careful not to lift things that are too heavy and awkward on your mission. Ask for help if you need it!

Zone 1: Mission #1 Wednesday

We are in Zone 1 for three days this week; let's make the most of it! Zone 1 is the Front Porch, the Entrance Area and the Dining Room. Today we are going to go on a Trash hunt. Set your timer for 15 minutes and spend 5 minutes in each area. Start with the front porch and gather up whatever needs to be tossed. Got to the entrance area next, look for the junk mail, newspapers, etc., that seems to accumulate here. Next head into the Dining Room, grab anything that is really trash but you just haven't noticed it. The stray napkins, magazines, junk mail, old school papers etc. You all know what seems to pile up! Go get it and toss it!

Zone 1: Mission #4 Thursday

We are heading into the Entrance area of your home today. Let's grab all those shoes, books and jackets that seem to pile up right by the front door and put them away. Grab these things and set your timer. I bet you can do this in less than 15 minutes.

Zone 1: Mission #2 Friday

Today is our last day in Zone 1. Today's mission is very simple! Grab a broom and a vacuum cleaner. Set the timer, 5 minutes in each area. Sweep the front porch and shake out the door mat. Next a quick sweep or vacuum in the entrance area. Last dash around the dining room with a broom or the vacuum. This is just a quick mission that makes you feel so great. When there are no dust bunnies chasing you or gritty floors your home just feels better! You do not have to get overwhelmed by this. Do not move furniture around or get sidetracked. Just a quick maintenance sweep and vacuum.

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