I have to admit that this week's Ten on Tuesday topic, 10 Favorite Housekeeping Shortcuts, made me laugh (at myself), long and loud. I considered not participating since I don't have much meaningful to contribute, but decided I would make my list anyway:
1. Don't do it until absolutely necessary.
I wish I had shortcuts, but housekeeping comes in very low on my list of things to do. Maybe it's just because there are so many other things that are much higher on my to-do (or want-to-do) list. Housework is certainly a necessity, and it definitely needs to be done, but I tend to resent most of the time I spend doing it. The only way that really works for me is to just do it, usually because I can't stand the mess any longer or I'm having company. I definitely look forward to reading others' lists in hopes of learning some time-saving shortcuts. Perhaps I'd learn better if someone came to my house and demonstrated these shortcuts!