The only time I think the "start high and work your way to the floor" applies is if you *know* for certain that you'll be cleaning everything. That's because you usually knock dust and crumbs off of higher surfaces and it falls to the next level down. If you know that you'll finish 1 room but not the whole house, you can do the "start high and work to the floor" routine just for that room/part of the room. I do that in the kitchen but jump to floors first for the living room where there's less sweepable stuff from up high. Clean floor with toys all over the furniture is MUCH more pleasant than the reverse!
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4/16/10 at 11:57am