So, how are you doing in beating back the mess around your home? So far, we have 15 minutes of working on the Big Project, and 5 minutes of getting rid of something old and useless. Is any of this helping? Are you starting to see a difference in your environment? It can be amazing what 20 minutes a day can do!
Now, let's try something new. We're going to try 15 minutes of picking up/cleaning up at the end of the day. If you have children and/or a spouse, get them to help. If spouse is reluctant, do it yourself. Yes, it's aggravating. But it's less aggravating than having a messy house, right?
At the end of the day, we have a total of 35 minutes of straightening up and organizing. That sounds doable, but life will get in the way sometimes. Remember, we're aiming to get this part of the cleaning done 4-5 days a week. If something happens to get you off track, it's no big deal. Just do what you can and keep on plugging away when you have a chance.