Housework is something we like to put off until our conscience tells us we absolutely must do it. I think I've discovered why housework is one of the tasks that we dread most. I don't like to spend an entire day cleaning so I've found that doing a little on a daily basis (or perhaps every other day) seems to work best for me. For instance, I have a bookcase with five shelves loaded down with books. On Sunday I took all the books out and stacked them in piles on the floor in the same order they were in on each shelf. Then I pulled out the bookcase from the wall and vacuumed behind it. I washed the wallpaper, the mop board and the floor underneath the bookcase with Mrs. Murphy's Oil because I knew this would be the best time to do it with the books off the shelves. I polished the bookcase and dusted the books and put them back. I washed all the knick-knacks on the top shelf with "Joy" and polished them to a brilliant shine. I threw away the National Geographics, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Mademoiselle and other magazines that I'd been holding on to since the 80's. I was more or less using them to hold up other books to keep them from falling down. I also pulled out my ancient Philco floor model radio and dusted inside the back of the radio and also washed the wall and the floor behind that also. Anyway, I've cleaned a small area completely and thoroughly without spending a whole day doing it. It's the thought of cleaning the whole room that makes me procrastinate so I thought doing a little housework well is better than trying to do a lot haphazardly. How many other people out there clean incrementally? What are you willing to throw to the crocodiles in the moat today? I'm going to make a New Year's resolution to throw out at least one thing a day that I can do without.