I had a busier than normal social week last week and it created chaos in the house. I have work and other to dos to catch up with, so I didn’t want to take a lot of time to clean up. Today is a pick up as you go day.
I made my bed as I got out of it in the morning. Books were straightened and reorganized, paper thrown out, and makeup put away. Clothes got hung up or tossed in the hamper. I took a random cup, hair doodads, a hanger and the trash downstairs when I went.
I picked up the kitchen as my smoothie blends. I noted I’ll need to do dishes after my lunch.
Makeup and hair supplies were put away before I left the bathroom.
Before work, I cleared off my desk and put the jewelry away as my computer booted up. I saw items that needed to be put away on the piano bench today during breaks.
I also planned to take care of a tote bag on the living room floor and its contents.
In general, I pick as I go at least a few times a week. And then some weeks it doesn’t happen. Grooming products get strewn as I rush out the door. Things pile on the kitchen table after shopping. The piano bench fills with items to do something with. Jewelry and clothes get tossed. I start leaving a trail behind anytime I do something.
Then I notice my energy draining. Even if I am still in the midst of a busy time, I can do some pick up and go. It takes 10 seconds to put something away. Less if you are right in the area.
By the end of the Pick up as I go day, I will have picked up the rest of the house. Piles and totes will be taken care of and I will enjoy the energy of my home again.
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