Happy Sunday! Today is the day of the week that I assign myself a new daily task. Since I'm doing so well keeping up with my other daily tasks, I believe that this week's task will not be too much of an additional job. This week's new habit is to do a quick 5 minute pick-up daily. Ideally, this would take place in the evenings, right before bed. But since I go to bed during the day and night (depending on my work schedule), I think that just a loose "tidy up 5 minutes before I lay horizontal" is sufficient. *Grins*
Obviously, straightening up 5 minutes a day will not be sufficient in keeping the house looking nice. But, since I have started timing myself doing my tasks and housework, I have been pleasantly surprised by how little time these tasks actually take. This 5 minute tidy, however, is in addition to my other daily tasks. For example, opening the mail and scooping the litterbox are not included in my 5 minute tidy. I believe that a daily 5 minute touch-up is exactly what my home needs.
On another, unrelated note: my blog traffic has increased dramatically! And that has made me so happy! In fact, yesterday alone had 21 pageviews. Now if I can lure more commenters my way.... :)