I cleaned on the FlyLady plan tonight. I did 15 minutes for each area I was cleaning. I was successful in some areas and not in others.
I first started with the utility room while listening to my Ingrid Michaelson station on Pandora again. I was able to clear off some space on the shelves by the window and organized my gift bag and ribbon collection.
Then I went to the front hall closet and attacked the whole thing while listening to Jewel's "Rare Angels" cassette (yes, I'm still "old school"). I put all the plastic bags together and all the environmental bags together. I also hung up some items and put all the boots in one area. I moved the bowling bags to the top shelf, after reorganizing that, as well.
Next was the basement (still to the tunes of Jewel). I just picked up a bunch of items and put them back in their boxes/containers/bags. I made a box for all the items that go with the Jewish toy kits (i.e. Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, etc.). I put all the phonics magnets away when I came across them. I hope to one day find the piece they go into in order to hear the songs about each letter. Fifteen minutes wasn't long enough, but I knew I'd burn out if I stayed down there any longer.
Finally, it is bathroom week on FlyLady.net. I followed the task e-mailed to me today. It was to clean out the cabinet and reorganize it. I didn't find a lot to throw out or give away, but it's a lot easier to find things now.
I rewarded myself by watching "90210." :)
Side note: "Rare Angels" is an album put out by Jewel in the mid-90's. It has a lot of acoustic and improvised songs, most which never made it onto any other album. There is a song, however, called "Perfectly Clear," which was made into a country tune and also became the title of her country CD. In any case, I used to listen to "Rare Angels" a lot in college and listening to it again brought back memories. I even sang one of the songs at Theater of Ted (a midnight theater open mic at the college I attended).