Entries in Lifestyle (4)
So anyone who follows my Naptural85 Vlogs can see that my home is not always spotless. In fact, my house is usually a freaking mess... and it drives me nuts! Because of it, I feel like I'm always in limbo, never settled, never comfortable, and downright stressed out! One of my New Years Resolutions this year (besides Having Fun!) was to keep up with my house work and form the habit of tidying up every day.
For me, this is a big deal. I was always the daughter that you had to threaten a spanking with in order to get her room clean, so this is not in any way, an easy resolution to have. I love a clean home, but when I let it get too messy, it seems like such a daunting task to get it tidy again. So I put it off until my head explodes, and then spend the weekend going beast-mode on it until my wrists and elbows ache. So I'm going to break down, finally listen to my mother (after 26 years on this earth) and start cleaning up on a daily basis. Ugh... don't you hate it when your mom's right... AGAIN!
I scoured the internet looking for tips and tricks on how to keep your home clean on a daily basis. It seems like common sense, but I wanted to see real-life solutions to this problem. Small things that I could do that wouldn't be too annoying, but would get me headed in the right direction to becoming a regular Martha Stewart. I think they say it takes 28 days to form a habit, so I'm going to try and work it out for at least 28 days, in hopes of ending this struggle. Hey, if I can break my coffee habit, I should be able to do this!
I found lots of good info to work with, but I really liked this excerpt by Kathyrn Weber, "The 10 Habits That Keep Your Home Clean." It shares really quick tips and easy methods to do everyday that will keep your home spotless, and cut down on the long weekend home overhauls. And since I'm trying to form a HABIT of cleaning my home, I figured... "Jackpot!" (You can find anything you're looking for on the internet, it's great! I could probably type in "Find me a three-headed monkey" on Google and get what I'm looking for. Ah, 21st Century Instant Gratification...)
Anyhoo, I thought I'd share the excerpt with you guys in case you're looking for the same thing! I hope it helps!
It's around 9:30pm on Christmas and I'm currently surrounded by family, watching The Good Wife. I thought it was the perfect time to stop in and say "Merry Christmas!"
We went to my parent's house, of course, and got a chance to relax. My nephew was definitely the winner of the gift-giving, receiving a ridiculously large amount of Spiderman and Ironman gear. It was a pretty relaxing and fun day spent with family and LOTS of food!
I hope you all had a great holiday! How did you spend yours? Tell me below!