That's it! Yesterday afternoon rolled around and this is what my house looked like and you know I can't handle that. My mom and I were talking at lunch today about how if your house is messy it makes you feel sleepy and unmotivated to even begin. I know exactly what to do if my house gets out of control-which can happen in the course of ONE day. Start in the bedroom. Always start with your bed. In my case, I took the sheets off and threw them in the washing machine. Next, set your timer for 15 minutes. Even if you end up resetting it 8 times it is nice to take a little break, grab a drink of water and check your progress.
I have taken a liking to having a clean laundry room. It makes me very happy. If you haven't done it yet, add a lamp to your laundry space. I promise you it makes the room warmer and happier.
There is nothing in the entire world like a dusted, vacuumed bedroom with clean perfect sheets on the bed. For my room I put the sheets in the wash, cleared the clutter from the dresser and floor, Pledged, Windexed, vacuumed. Then I hit my bathroom next.
I cleared the counters. Cleaned it quickly. Shook the rugs, swept and mopped the floor and shined my mirror and faucets. I wish you could smell how good it smells.
Kitchen time...I cleared off those cabinets and sprayed good smelling cleaner. Swept the floor and gave it a quick mop.
The living room got a quick feather dust and vacuum.
This is the fruit of about 2 hours of work. Yesterday afternoon I wanted to take a nap but instead I went and put on my lace up tennis shoes and when I was done it felt amazing. Shane walked in and said, "Oh wow! This is amazing. It smells good, looks good and feels so relaxing!"
Bless Your Nest 15 Minutes At A Time