Back in 2005, I ripped out “The Elements of Clean” from the pages of my Real Simple magazine… knowing that I had finally found the answer to the mystery of cleaning. With my ever-smaller apartments in Los Angeles, most of these tasks took little time at all, so I had forgotten about how wonderful this road map truly was. That is, until I unearthed it from the storage boxes and decided it needed to be framed somewhere in the house so that we never forgot what was going on.
It’s time like the frantic holiday cleaning season when cleaning plans really come in handy… so I anticipate we’ll be completing most of these columns before we host Christmas in December. It’ll be nice to get back on track and into a good routine that doesn’t just involve straightening up what is dirty…
Do you employ any sort of cleaning road map? Or do you just wing it? Or do the cleaning fairies take care of it for you (they did for us last Christmas Eve and it was amazing!)???