“Snap-Shot Cleaning” Project Idea

The other day in the shower, where I swear all of the greatest ideas are created, I thought of a wonderful idea that I might start implementing soon, maybe even today.

I was thinking about how much cleaning needs to be done around our home. (Even though it’s the holiday season, I still feel the cleaning urge. I think I’ll blame it on the full moon that came by.) A lot of times I try to spend a full half hour cleaning one room at a time, which not only keeps me on task, but also helps to focus my energy. As most of us know, sometimes it’s impossible to feel like you’ve gotten anything done in only half an hour, an hour, or however long you put into cleaning a room. This is where my idea comes in: I plan to take a before and after photo or video of the room at hand in a way to visibly see the difference a set amount of time can make. After posting the before and after of each room, I’ll go through and list what I can remember doing.

Before any of your start asking, let me address how I feel this fits into the ideas of homesteading, modern or otherwise. In order to do as much at home as we do and dream of doing, organization is a key ingredient to it all. I’ve been told that I’m overly organized and keep my house nice and neat (which I think it the biggest overstatement of the year). However, I would love to get it to the point that the only amount of cleaning needed is a ten minute sweep of each room to pick up the odds and ends. I think this it the ultimate goal of any home owner or renter.

So here begins project “Snap-Shot Cleaning.” If you’re going to play along with the idea, PLEASE comment with your link! We’ll list the links in their own section in hopes that others can glean ideas from organization, cleaning, and living styles, along with getting the much needed support we all need!

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