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Chapter 13. Dirty Dishes and Other House... > Home Squalid Home - Pg. 137

Dirty Dishes and Other Household Chores 137 drop the toys in the kids' room and quickly get back to the den to finish his job there. By concentrating on one room at a time, you just about guarantee that you'll get at least one area of your home in good shape. Your sense of accomplishment when you see one room looking nice can also encourage you to move on to other rooms. If you start with an uncluttered house or apartment and then tidy up as you go along, you should be able to get your home looking neat as new in just a matter of minutes at the end of each day or weekend. Cleaning Up People who know me well know that I'm about the last person on earth to be qualified to offer cleaning tips. Beyond knowing that club soda can slurp up a red wine stain from the rug and that vinegar isn't just for salad dressings but can actually clean things, I'm no Heloise. I do, however, know a lot about the psychology of cleaning, and when it comes to procrastinating about cleaning, that's what we're dealing with. Action Tactic If your home is in bad shape, plan a party so that you'll have to straighten up and clean. Just make sure the