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8 Helpful Tips on How to Get Motivated to Clean House

If you are wondering how to get motivated to clean house, don’t feel bad, your not the only one that feels this way. I know that somedays I just don’t…

If you are wondering how to get motivated to clean house, don’t feel bad, your not the only one that feels this way. I know that somedays I just don’t want to clean house, but still want my house to be clean!

So what can we do to get motivated? Here are my favorite tips to actually get excited to start cleaning. 

How to Get Motivated To Clean House

1. Turn on your favorite music

Pick your favorite radio station or playlist and turn up the volume. Sometimes its as easy as listening to some loud music to get us up and motivated to tackle cleaning the house.

I know that when I have my favorite songs on it motivates me to clean and get things done. Some people also suggest turning on “clean with me videos” on Youtube or listening to their favorite podcast.

Whatever you listen to that gives you that extra boost of energy, turn it on and get to cleaning. 

2. Set a timer

Sometimes you can just get in your head and feel unmotivated to clean since you think it will take too long. Set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes. As soon as the timer starts get up and start cleaning until it goes off. 

I have tried this in the past and it works great! For some reason its easier to get up and start if you know that your only going to have to do it for 10 minutes. Sometimes after the timer goes off and you are already in cleaning mode, you might not even want to stop. 

3. Give yourself a reward

The reward system works great for cleaning motivation. Give yourself a cleaning task to get done, such as cleaning the kitchen and living room and choose a reward for yourself when you are done. 

Some examples of a reward might be your favorite coffee, some time alone, or getting your nails done. Sometimes the pleasure of knowing that you will have a reward at the end makes cleaning seem like less of a chore. 

4. Try a new cleaning product

Every time I buy new cleaner I always want to try it out, and to try it out you have to clean. Buy a new kind of cleaning spray or bathroom cleaner and you will be excited to try it out. This will get you cleaning quick.

5. Start a routine

It’s easier to fall into the habit of not wanting to clean, if we choose to clean only when we feel like it. If you schedule times and days that you will do specific cleaning chores and stick to it then it will become routine. 

This makes it easier to get it done since you won’t even waste time thinking about it and instead just do it because its on your schedule. Stick to the schedule and you won’t have to try so hard to stay motivated. 

6. Start small

It’s easy to get overwhelmed thinking about everything that needs cleaned in your house. It can be so overwhelming that you don’t even want to start at all. To make it easier to start just pick one thing that you are going to clean. 

Instead of telling yourself that you have to clean the kitchen. Just start small and just clean off the counters. Starting small gets you started and makes it easier to come back to and finish up later in the day. 

7. Pick your favorite thing first

Have something that you hate cleaning? I know for me that I hate mopping. Start with the thing that you enjoy the most and save what you really don’t like for last.

It will be easier to start cleaning when you are not dreading the thing you hate most about cleaning your house.

8. Get a new cleaning tool

Buy that new vacuum or duster you have been wanting. The last time I bought a new Dyson I think I was vacuuming my floors twice a day for a week just because I wanted to use my new toy. Try it out and see how it works for you.

I love the feeling of a nice clean space. I hope that these tips help you learn how to get motivated to clean house. It can be hard to get started but you will feel so good once you start seeing progress.

Just getting started is the hardest part. Sometimes you just have to make yourself do it. 

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8 Habits of Fit Girls You Need to Try

Sometimes it feels like you workout and eat healthy and you never get fit. We have all struggled at time to reach out fitness goals. So whats the secret? Why…

Sometimes it feels like you workout and eat healthy and you never get fit. We have all struggled at time to reach out fitness goals. So whats the secret? Why are there some girls that just always seem to stay fit? 

The reason that they get fit and stay in shape is that they have healthy habits. Here are some of the best habits that fit girls make a priority in their daily lives. 

I know that when I follow some of these habits of fit girls I start getting in shape and feeling great. I hope that these habits motivate you to adopt some healthy habits and reach your fitness goals. 

Habits of Fit Girls 

1. Working out is priority

This is the number one habit that all fit girls have in common. They have a workout schedule and certain times and days that they schedule into their routine for workouts. Fit girls make it a priority to stick to this schedule and don’t just skip workouts. 

While it may seem impossible to start working out 4-5 days a week, once you start it will become a habit that you adopt and it will get easier and easier as time goes on. 

2. High intensity interval training

The secret to staying lean and in shape for many fit girls is that they schedule a few days a week for high intensity interval training. I know that when I do high intensity interval training I see fast results. 

It might seem intimidating at first but high intensity interval training is actually not that hard and alot of fun. This is an easy habit to adopt and you will see results quick. 

3. Don’t rest more than 3 days

Fit girls make it a priority to workout at least 4 – 5 days per week. This means that they don’t rest for more than 3 days. While resting is important to give your muscles and body a chance to recover, you don’t want to rest too much. 

Its a great idea do stretching or yoga on your rest days. This helps to keep your muscles stretched out and you will be less sore. 

4. Always keep healthy snacks on hand

When you are hungry for a snack its so easy to reach for the closest or quickest thing to get. Fit girls understand this so they are always prepared with healthy snack options. This helps them to always have something healthy on hand so that they are not tempted to eat something bad out of connivence. 

5. Use weights

When you see girls that are fit and in great shape, chances are that they have the habit of lifting weights. While cardio and HILT will help you to stay lean, you need some weights in your workout routine to help you to build muscle. 

Building muscle helps your body to increase your metabolism, burn more fat and gives you more definition. Fit girls know this and aren’t afraid of weights. If your new to using weights just start small with very light weights and work you way up. Every little bit with help you to gain more muscle. 

6. Eat healthy

Fit girls understand that all the time spend working out won’t make a difference if they are not eating healthy. They have learned about what foods are healthy and make it a habit to have these food on hand and to prep their meals. 

Even if you don’t want to prep your meals quite yet, just start by researching healthy food options and trying to incorporate more healthy food such as vegetables and proteins into your diet. Sometimes its easier to start with small changes. 

7.  Watch what they drink

Girls that are fit know that you don’t want to drink your calories. One of the worst things for your body when you are trying to stay fit is alcohol. Also, you should try and drink less sugary drinks as well. Try to eliminate sodas and replace them with water. 

You will often see fit girls carrying water with them. This is because they know how important it is to drink water to stay fit. Try to start making it a goal to drink more water everyday.  

8. Set fitness goals

If you have no specific goals it is hard to stay motivated. Fit girls know that to stay fit they have to set fitness goals and stick to them. They make it a goal to workout 4 days a week or to eat certain foods, or try to go down a certain amount of pants size. 

If you want to reach your fitness goals then you should first set some goals and figure out what you can do to move toward these goals each day. 

9. Exercise even when sore

Fit girls don’t let sore muscles stop them from sticking to their exercise habits. They know that sore muscles are part of the fitness process and do things like stretching to make their muscles feel better, but don’t skip their workouts. 

The most important thing that you can to do start using some of these fit girl habits is to just get started. Pick a couple of these habits of fit girls and set a goal to stick to them. Figure out how you can work them into your daily routine. 

Once you start to follow these habits and you will be feeling stronger, have more energy and start getting great results. This will motivate you to work even harder to reach your fitness goals! 

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6 Home Organizing Basics Everybody Should Know

There are so many different ways to organize your home. When it comes time to organize it can cause stress and feelings of overwhelm. There are a few basics that…

There are so many different ways to organize your home. When it comes time to organize it can cause stress and feelings of overwhelm. There are a few basics that will make organizing your home easier and quicker.

These are some of the top suggestions of professional organizers. It feels so great to have a clean and orderly home. Let’s get more organized!

Organizing Basics 

1. Get rid of stuff 

If you have too much stuff in your home it makes your job of organizing even harder. One of the best ways to make organizing less stressful is to get rid of things that you don’t need. There are two approaches that you can take to start minimizing your home. 

The first is that you can just go through your house and get together things to donate or sell and just get rid of them right away. The second approach is better if you are not ready to get rid of things yet. What you can do is just pack it away and store it in the garage until your are ready to let go for good.

Once you get all the extra clutter and things you don’t need out of your home, then it will be much easier to start organizing. Just remember to try and be picky about what stays since you really want to clear things out. 

2. Start in one spot

When you are planing to organize your home it can be hard to even know where to start. The professionals suggest that you pick the most cluttered area of your home and focus on organizing that spot first. Then once you are done, pick the next most cluttered area to tackle. 

This will help to keep you feeling less overwhelmed and you will be able to start seeing progress fast. Make it your goal to pick one spot per week or every few days and before you know it your whole house will be looking more organized. 

3. Take it all out

When you find a spot to focus on you will want to start by taking everything out first. For example, if you are going to focus on your desk then take everything off your desk, clean it and then start organizing the items as you put them back. 

The professionals also suggest that you wait to buy any organization stuff like baskets or bins, unit after you have done a bit of decluttering and organizing so that you know exactly what you will need.  

4. Organize every day 

Don’t just wait until spring cleaning to do your organizing. Try and make it a habit to keep things organized as you go along. Once everything has a place, make it easier on yourself by putting everything back where it goes after you use it.

5. Get rid of one thing when you buy something new

Get something new? Make sure that you pick at least one thing to get rid of for every new item you bring into your home. Buying lots of new things can make your home cluttered and unorganized quick. You have to make sure that you equally getting rid of the old to make room for the new. 

6. Make a place for everything

This is one of my favorite tips. You need to have a place for everything in your home. This tip is so great because it also helps make it easy for you to keep it organized. For example, have a spot for incoming mail, outgoing mail, towels, dishcloths, shoes, ect. When something is out of place you can easily put it back.

Its never fun to clean and organize but its always a great feeling after your done. The best feeling is relaxing in your clean and organized home. I hope that these organizing basics help give you an idea of easy things that you can start doing in your home to get more organized. 

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11 Habits of People That Always Have Clean Homes

Cleaning house! It’s something that we all have to do. It can be hard to stay on top of keeping the house clean but there are certain things that you…

Cleaning house! It’s something that we all have to do. It can be hard to stay on top of keeping the house clean but there are certain things that you can add into your routine to keep your house cleaner and save time. 

There’s always that one person that seems to have a nice clean home every time you visit. What’s the secret? Here are the top habits of people that always have a clean home. They are easy and quick and will have your house looking great.

Clean Home Habits

1. Make your bed first thing in the morning

This is such a simple and quick little thing that you can add to your morning routine. If you start your day out right by making the bed you have already set a tone for the day.

Getting in the habit of making your bed right after you get up makes your room look nice and clean all the time. Plus, who doesn’t love crawling into a nicely made bed at the end of a long day. 

2. Do at least one load of laundry every day

Your home will look cleaner because you wont have dirty clothes and full hampers. By doing just a load a day you won’t have to take an entire day a week to do laundry. Leaving you more time and less dirty laundry around the house. 

3. Straighten things up before bed 

Take just a couple minutes to go through the house and quickly put anything laying out away. This helps to keep the clutter under control and its nice to wake up in the morning knowing your house is a bit cleaner. 

4. Clean things as you go

If you get a few things out, then just put them back when you are done. Using a blanket, fold it up and put it away. Doing a craft at the table, clean it up when you are done. Cleaning things up as you make a mess is great for keeping your house looking tidy.

5. Get your papers organized

I am sure you have a ton of papers that you get everyday. Don’t just pile them up on the counter. Instead, create a place to store them all. Get a paper organizer and separate them out as you get them each day. 

6. Have a place for coats and shoes

People that have clean homes normally have a place for everything. Create a spot where you will store shoes, hang coats, and backpacks so that you can get in the habit of putting them where they go. 

7. Vacuum and sweep at least every other day

Floors can get dirty quick. When your floors look clean it makes your entire house look cleaner. Get in the habit of doing a quick vacuum and sweep as much as possible. Your house will always be presentable and it saves time in the long run since you don’t have to take a full day a week to clean. 

8. Wash the dishes after using them 

This is one habit of people that have clean homes that you will want to start doing. It might take some time to get in the routine, but your kitchen will look much cleaner. When your kitchen is clean it just makes the whole house feel cleaner. 

9. Get rid of things you don’t need

I am sure you have a ton of stuff that you don’t really use or need that is just taking up space and causing clutter in your home. People with clean homes regularly go through and get rid of things that are no longer used. 

10. Don’t store things on the counters

If you want your home to look nice and clean make sure that you don’t have stuff on your counters. Create storage space in your cabinets and put things away that you don’t need right away like toasters, or blenders.

It’s amazing how just having clutter free counter and table space can make your home look clean. 

11. Have a spot for everything

People with clean homes have a place for everything. This might take some organizing and getting rid of things to accomplish. After you get it all organized it will be much easier to keep your home looking clean every day. 

Keeping your home clean might feel impossible, but just start by adding one of two of these habits to your daily routine and you will start to see a cleaner home.

These tips also save time. You won’t have to spend an entire day or weekend cleaning since you will be doing a little each day. I hope that these ideas inspire you to develop some new habits and a cleaner home. 

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