Do you always feel like your house isn't clean enough? Maybe it's time to stop cleaning.
"We are slaves to microscopic specks of lint, hard-water smudges, and the relentless pursuit of dust bunnies. Brainwashed by Hollywood and slick photo spreads, we chase after unrealistic expectations," says Jeff Bredenberg, author of How To Cheat at Cleaning.
He says there are many things you can simply stop cleaning right now, including:
Sneakers. Just buy dark-colored ones and wear them until they fall apart.
Shower curtain liners. They're cheap. Throw your mildewed liner out and buy a new one every six months.
Making the bed. Give it up — doctor's orders.
I'm not sure I'm ready to stop making the bed. But I'm not about to clean my sneakers, unless I happen to step in something untoward. But he's definitely got a point about other things on his list. What do you think?