Make Chores a Pleasure

Make Chores a Pleasure

Make the bed, washing dishes, doing laundry, sweeping the floor… I bet you have an unpleasant grimace on your face now. Sounds familiar? Those are things that we have to do every day whether we like it or not. But look on it from the other side – by doing chores everyday your house will always stay clean and neatly organized. Isn’t it great?

Make the Bed

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As my snooze-button-hitting self knows, making my bed daily is one of the most difficult habits to maintain. But, it’s so worth it. Not only does it instantly make your room look cleaner, but it’s been suggested that people who make their beds daily actually sleep better! Tidy bed = seriously awesome zzz’s.

Clean Up Right After Dinner

Don’t leave the dishes until tomorrow. If a plate, pan or fork is used, rinse it and put it in the dishwasher. It’s that easy! Once that’s done, wipe down all those sticky cooking surfaces and spot-sweep any stray crumbs that fell while cooking. You’ll sleep much better knowing there isn’t a hot kitchen mess waiting for you in the morning.

Quick Tip: Clean as you cook to make after dinner cleanup a breeze.

Do One Load of Laundry

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Does it seem like your laundry suddenly piles up out of the blue? Keep on top of laundry (and closet clutter) by doing one manageable load each day, or every few days, depending on the amount of clothes-wearers in your household.

“Clean” the Bathroom

Let me preface by saying I never clean my bathroom. Instead, I maintain a constantly clean one by wiping and swiping as I go.

Pick Up as You Go

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Straighten couch pillows, put hair tools back in their proper spots and store shoes neatly back in the closet immediately after you use them. These simple tasks take just a few seconds but will make your home look and feel so much cleaner.

Check One Item Off Your To-Do List

Whether it’s dusting your nightstands, organizing the sock drawer or vacumming highly-trafficked areas, checking one small cleaning task off your to-do list each day will keep housework from feeling overwhelming. Plus, you’ll never have to sacrifice a Saturday to cleaning ever again!