Cleaning House

We had some fairly major renovations done in our house in March of 2020, the most involved being our bathroom, stripped to the studs and rebuilt to our specifications.


Despite their best efforts to contain that fine white dust, the workers managed to spread it to every corner of the house. Floor to ceiling.


Once the bathroom was complete (we love it!), I had a big job ahead of me: cleaning.


Lucky for me, I had just discovered Asana: “From the small stuff to the big picture, Asana organizes work so teams know what to do, why it matters and how to get it done.”


“Perfect!” I thought. “I’ll use Asana to make a plan, breaking down the cleaning into tasks.”


I spent the better part of a day divvying up each task per room: wash walls, wipe down surfaces, sweep, Swiffer. Because I divided the tasks per room, I could customize it, adding “vacuum” for the living room.


I was so proud of myself.


“I’m so organized.”


Fast forward a year. I am now looking for a cleaning service to do the actual work necessary to check off all those Asana tasks I so diligently created.

Turns out Asana is simply an organizational tool. Creating the plan does not complete the work.

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