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5 Easy Ways to Make Your House Look Neater

Here are 5 easy and relatively quick ways to make your home look tidy 🙂

1. Make Your Bed – You don’t have to make your bed to pass a military inspection, but tidy up the sheets and pull the cover over. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your bedroom will look neater.

2. Do The Dishes – I know what you’re thinking. “I hate doing dishes.” But, to be perfectly honest, I perpetually forget how quickly I can do dishes (provided they’ve been soaked, and there’s no caked on food), and then how much better I feel when my kitchen is rid of those dirty dishes! If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, do the dishes right after you’ve finished eating – then you won’t have to worry about the caked on part – usually 🙂 *Note: Load your dishwasher as you use the dishes – get those dishes out of your sight!

3. Put Papers in their Place – Recycle last week’s flyers (put them right in the recycling bin). Take the mail you’ve received and recycle all the non-essentials (envelopes, inserts, etc.) then make a pile to file with the remnants. Try to file your papers once a week. If you let it accumulate, you’ll feel overwhelmed, and you won’t even want to considering filing them away.

4. Pick Up Your Clothes – If you’re in the habit of walking out of your clothes at night, and leaving them on the floor, try to curb that habit and either put them away or directly into the laundry. You’ll feel better about not having to do the sniff test in the morning 😉 Also, look around the rest of your house for stray clothing. You already know where it goes, so it’s just a matter of putting it there!

5. Launder Your Laundry – Do a load of laundry while you’re watching TV, or anything else for that matter. Putting clothes in the laundry should take you all of 2 minutes (if you’ve presorted it – have a dark laundry basket and a white one, to make separating your laundry easy), and then moving it from the washer to the dryer, another minute. Folding can be a different story, though. We put our laundry on our bed after it’s been washed, so that we have to fold it before we go to bed.  Again, it won’t take you as long as you think 🙂

Checking these 5 items off your “to do” list will take less time than you think. Who knows? Maybe checking these items off will give you that motivational push to tackle the tougher items! What “easy chores” do you like to check off your “to do” list?

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  1. “when we say we don’t have enough money, and we don’t have enough time, could it be that we’re spending our time, earning the money, to fill our houses with stuff we could probably live without?”

    Yes, yes yes!

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 9 months ago


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