I’m going to be honest: I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with housekeeping.
Growing my business and writing this blog take up an insane amount of time. And of course I have a marriage and frienships to enjoy and maintain. After all that, there is only so much else I can squeeze in to what remains of my 24 hours each day.
So this week instead of getting worked up over the fact that the house was chaos and I didn’t have time to do everything, I just picked one thing – making the bed – and make sure I did it.
Sure, there were still clothes on the floor and you certainly didn’t need to do a white glove test to notice the dust everywhere, but with just that one change I feel more in control and on top of things. The added bonus is that you might even find you’re motivated to do another few quick jobs while you’re about it.
I picked making the bed as it takes up such a large amount of real estate in the room so it instantly makes the entire room feel neater. It doesn’t have to be the bed, though. You could try:
- Keeping the kitchen table clear
- Doing the dishes before you go to bed
- Keeping the bathroom clean (actually this is my ‘one thing’ when guests are coming)
What about you? Do you have a ‘one thing’ that you try to do every day if nothing else?