Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Quick Clean Up: Whistle While You Work

Make your bed!  How many times have you heard that phrase in your life.  The other day I was listening to a video from CLEAN MY SPACE, and they had an idea that I thought was a great one, especially if you have kids.  The idea is to put on your favorite song in the morning and work until the song is done.  You may not be whistling while you work like Snow White, but music sure helps to motivate someone to work.  Remember the Happy Working Song in Enchanted?  The lyrics are funny.  It is amazing how much you can get done as you enjoy listening to your favorite song.  Your kids would probably enjoy putting on their favorite songs as well and cleaning to something they like to listen to.  Make the bed, clean up any clothes or toys on the floor, etc.  When the song is done, you are done.  You can do it an night as well, to get twice as much picking up done. If you have messes during the day, try the same thing.  

Hate to make your bed?  Do you have lots of pillows and shams?  Do you have several blankets?  If you dread making your bed, simplify it.  Get rid of any extra pillows other than the ones you need at night to sleep on.  Instead of having a sheet, blanket and a comforter or quilt, stick to a sheet and a comforter or quilt.  It is easier to make when there are less things to put on the bed.

Is laundry a problem?  Encourage family members to put their clothes away or in the dirty clothes basket when they change.  Doing it right away is easy to do and you won't have a mess to deal with like you would if you let them pile up.

Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite song is and if it helps to motivate you to make your bed and clean up in the morning!