all-day task if you use your time
Two hours to clean: Kitchen and bath basics; vacuum living area floors and dust major furniture; declutter throughout the house.
Minor chores to do while talking on a portable telephone:
- Unload the dishwasher.
- Sweep the kitchen floor.
- Fold or wash a load of laundry.
- Pick up around the house.
- Iron two or three garments.
- Polish silver.
- Clean out the catchall drawer.
Cleaning on the Cheap
Hire a reliable neighborhood teenager, such as your regular baby-sitter, to come in and baby-sit for a whole day while you or your spouse clean the house. It's more economical to pay a baby-sitter than a housekeeper.