• Cleaning House: Advice and then Much Better Advice

    by  • February 24, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples, Writing

    I love a clean house. I hate cleaning house. Until the day comes that I win the lottery and can afford a maid, I’m stuck with cleaning.


    broomMy problem is that I’m too scatter-brained to pick one thing and work on it until it’s done. I’ll start in the bedroom, and wind up in the kitchen via the den, having finished none of them. I created a system which I call the Multi-Room Defocused Room Cleaning Alert System, or MRDR-CAS. Using this system, I turn on the lights in all the rooms I’m going to clean. When I actually do finish a particular room, I turn out the light in it. And I know I don’t have to go back into that room!

    RealSimple.Com, which is always trying to show up my advice with better advice of their own has posted great advice for speed cleaning your bathroom.

    Now, excuse me, I’ve got to get to work cleaning up. My mother is coming for dinner, and I can hear her snarky comments already!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.