In my last post, about National Novel Writing Month, I said I have no problem writing every day, or almost every day. My problem is the opposite. I can’t make myself quit writing long enough to do the house cleaning I should do. My friend Kasie suggested a better goal for us would be to have a National House Cleaning Month (NaHoCleMo) and Tricia said count her in, so—you guessed it—we’re doing it!
I’ve set my goal for 5,000 minutes of house cleaning for the month of November. If you’re a clean freak—or maybe just normal—you probably fainted at the idea that should have to be a goal. (I’ll bet you’re signed up for NaNoWriMo.) In any case, that’s a true goal for me. Feel free to set a goal that’s a challenge, but in line with your own situation. The point is to pry our fingers off these keyboards and get us clearing out the clutter and grime that in our non-fiction worlds. You know it nags you!
Through the month of November, you’ll see my little progress meter to the right, tracking my progress. To get your meter widget, just click here.
So, if you’re obsessed with writing to the point that your dust bunnies look more like dust hippos—join us!
Every minute of cleaning counts towards your goal of 5,000 for the month. In addition to the usual things like dusting, vacuuming, toilet and shower scrubbing, you may also count:
You may not include in total minutes:
If you’re in, let me know!
32 thoughts on “NaHoCleMo … what?!”
House cleaning, eh? LMAO! Okay, you’ve got to be my favorite blog on here so far!
Oh, wow! I’m somebody’s favorite blog!!!!
Yep, housework is more of a challenge than writing to me. 🙂
Although I’ll need longer than 5000 minutes to get my house company ready, I’ll have to be realistic and commit to half that.
I bet you’ll reach your goal by the middle of the month! 🙂
You have now officially lost your mind : )
And I was laughing out loud at the fact that cleaning food off the keyboard would count!
Hey, I’ll take my cleaning minutes wherever I find them! 😀
I am so not doing this, BUT I did spend 18 straight hours unburying my office two weeks ago (does that count?) and we’re having the whole family for my son’s bar mitzvah on Thanksgiving weekend, so I will probably meet and pass your goal, but I’m not devoting myself to it on purpose.
I imagine it would take that long to get my office in order too. I have two closets in here: one for office supplies and the other for craft and art supplies. For months, I’ve been shoving things in both and slamming the doors.