I had a rather strange moment of realization earlier this week. I had just finished vacuuming my stairs, a chore I'd been putting off forever even though it only takes a few minutes. The first time I used that staircase once it was finally free of cat fur and random stuff, I was struck by how much having clean stairs actually made me happy. It's such a simple thing, and it only took a few minutes, but it really did make a difference. I think that all of this time, seeing the not-so-clean stairs was mildly irritating me every time I used them, but I'd never really noticed. So THAT made me wonder... what other little things around my house are frustrating me without my even being conscious of it?
Rather than doing a massive new year clean-up, I'm aiming for 10 minutes a day. I figure that even on busy days, I can find a few minutes, right? I think you're way more likely to succeed with a resolution if you pick a goal you know is totally do-able on a consistent basis. And even though it's a short amount of time, I'm surprised how much I can get done during that period if I put on some music and focus!
Cleaning supplies assembled!
Personally? I recommend amusing yourself by taking silly selfies with your cleaning products in the bathroom mirror while you clean.
Although unlike me, I'd recommend remembering to throw on some makeup first if you're going to end up blogging them. Oops.
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