"Let there be lots," sounds like a prayer a shopper might whisper on her way to a mega-closeout sale of, say, a Linens N Things store. YES, LORD! May there be many placemat sets, designer comforters and bathroom rugs at rock-bottom prices so that I may glorify Thee with my thriftiness and shewcase the humble abode wherein Thou hast caused me to dwell.
But "let there be lots" is actually Southern-speak for a phrase in Genesis 1, in which God placed a "lot" to rule the heavens during the day, and "lots" to rule the "not". ("Not" is generally when it is dark out.)
Almost a year ago, Elaine, a dear Company Girl over at Mommahen, suggested a Small Thing about "lots" and I thought it was worth bringing back, especially with flu season already underway.
Elaine was doing a deep cleaning of her home before guests arrived and included wiping down the light switches in her preparations. I was impressed, and I thank her for being such a fine example to follow! I'm sad to say that I haven't touched mine with cleaner since we did this the first time.
Today's Small Thing is to damp-wipe around those grimy "lot" switches. It won't take but a minute, I promise! Start with the ones in the "guest" areas: bathrooms, entries, living rooms, and then work your way through the house. This is an easy job because there shouldn't be anything baked on or ground in....but I can't guarantee that there won't be jelly or greasy fingerprints.
You might think this is a silly job (especially when there are bigger fish to fry), but you will feel so ON TOP OF THINGS when you finish, that it will be worth it. Go ahead...flip those switches for NO REASON AT ALL! Celebrate your attention to detail!
POINTS: 30 for doing at least the ones in the main living/guest areas.