5 things to do everyday

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1. MAKE YOUR BED(s).
if it takes you more than 2 minutes (per bed), consider simpler bedding. i have a fitted sheet and comforter, takes me 15 seconds.

2. OPEN THE WINDOWS. 
even if for a few minutes to give your space a breath of fresh air.

3. DO THE DISHES. 
even if you do it before you go to sleep, it’s so nice waking up to a new day with a clean, empty sink. I personally wash them before heading out for the day so it’s not waiting for me when i get back…

4. TAKE OUT TRASH + RECYCLING. 
for most people there’s no reason to store garbage + recycling. it stinks, take it out!!

5. KEEP THE TOILET SEAT/COVER DOWN. 
seriously, who likes looking into the toilet?

 

 

 

6 responses

  1. Great post ! I always thought I was "too busy" to do these things until I timed myself doing them one day. Oh the shame! I could NOT believe how little time it took to keep an organized home clean. One of my pet peeves is a trash can in plain sight in the kitchen. I don't care how expensive it is, how cool it supposedly looks – something that holds garbage is not a design element to me. I see it and I know what's in there. When I had a tiny apt. I kept a tiny trash bin in a lower cupboard, out of sight and emptied it frequently. It wasn't a big deal, and I got used to not having wet kitchen waste hanging around.Who wants to flush with the toilet open? that fine mist goes into the air!

  2. and they did such a nice job on their kitchen otherwise. my pet peeve is in there too; they still have the sticker on the can!

  3. I so agree with you the toilet seat!!! I hate it when my guests leave the cover up… or when I am staying at someone else's house. It's completely offputing even if the toilet is really clean and of nice design, but when it's older with discolored porcelain or stone build-up it's just the most horrible thing to do to your house for no reason…

  4. In my current apartment, there is no place to ‘take garbage out’ to, but there will be in my new place! I am going to get a cabinet door garbage bag holder, so I take it out more frequently.

  5. amy, yes i do understand that some apartment dwellers actually cannot take the trash out until trash day. they have my sympathy. so glad your new space allows you to do so. congrats on it!!