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?


4 Responses

  • Katy

    Room looks pretty tidy to me !!! Come to my house. It will make you feel better about your house !!!!!!

    • Haha Katy this is an old photo when the house was tidy!! Currently only the bed looks like that. Does that make you feel better? 😉

  • My housekeeping has been last on my list lately too. I took a couple hours yesterday and straightened from top to bottom. It feels so nice today. My one thing I picked for the month is to fold the clothes as soon as I take them out of the dryer. I have a tendency to pile 4-5 loads on top and keep washing haha.

    • Go you! It’s easy to put off when it’s seemingly a big job but when you do it it’s not actually that hard. Totally hear you on the clothes thing, that is definitely the thing I am the worst at. No idea why, I mean I work from home and wear the same thing all the time!!

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