I tend to think things that I don’t understand are way more lofty and complicated than they really are. I realize this, of course, when I learn how to do them or gain an understanding of them. Until that point, I think there is a mystical-like quality to such things; things that just “make” things happen a certain way, and surely the individuals performing the tasks are competent and undoubtedly expertly and professionally do their jobs.
It never fails though, that I realize that nearly anyone can do nearly any tasks that I used to deem so specialized, and also that people very often do not do things exactly as their deal sense would necessitate.
Coming down from the abstract, something that I have learned a great deal about in the past few years is cleaning. I am a certifiably knowledgeable house cleaner.This doesn’t mean that I always have a clean house by any means. But I’ve got the skills. I know that it takes. It’s way less magically done than I used to envision.
This is all you need:
– A good vacuum
– Spray bottle of Pine Sol
– Spray bottle of Windex or window cleaning solution
– Soap scum remover
– Toilet brush
– A tough-bristled brush
– A small brush
– A spray bottle of bleach solution
– Stove-top cleaner
– Stainless steel cleaner (my personal favorite!)
– A really good feather duster
– A bountiful supply of rags
The rest is attention-to-detail, working from top to bottom, and sweat. Cleaning is hard but easy.