I have just spent the last 3 hours cleaning out my inbox – and that’s not including my junk folder – just the inbox.
I save messages that need acting on – whether it be to respond to blog posts, accept invitations, change someone’s contact information or book meetings – they all sit there until I’ve had a chance to respond.
Today I found invites dating back to August that I still hadn’t RSVP’d to.
It’s awful, and it makes me feel terrible to drop the ball like this.
This morning I decided to suck it up and plow through.
Twenty-six pages of e-mails pared down to 2. That’s still about 50 messages I need to work through, but it’s down from the more than 1,000 that I had clogging me up.
I feel like I can breath a little again.
Which brings me to gunk…
Another project that has been on my to-do list for WAAAAAY too long….
cleaning the gunk from the window frames.
With cooler weather coming we’re probably going to start keeping the windows closed and the though of this:
rotting away my window frame and my family breathing it in all winter – not to mention all of the dust and pollen that has accumulated on my window screens – has me squeamish.
I don’t have a secret recipe for you today – this comes down to a toothbrush, ENJO and a little elbow grease.
Scrub the tiny nooks with your husband’s toothbrush. (kidding!)
Then get out your ENJO Duoglove and wipe the rest away. The fibres on the mitt really fit into the crevices easily, so at least that part wasn’t too tedious.
Next up, wipe the screens with your mitt (and water). You will be FLOORED how much dirt comes off the screens. That’s stuff that would have been trapped in your house all winter for you and your family to breathe day-in and day-out.
While you’re at it, you might as well get the summer dust and pollen off of the windows as well. You won’t want to be doing this when the temperature drops.
This is the little plus line combi with twist – a little pricey, but not when you take into account you can do the inside and outside of your windows in no time flat, without hiring out.
Two crap jobs done.
I feel like I’m now back in the running as an almost-capable parent and business person.
Have a great one!
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