The result? A messy environment that leaves you feeling distracted, disorganized and unprepared for any visitors.
While I set aside time to clean every week there are a couple things that I try to do right before I go to bed and as soon as I get up that make a big difference in setting the tone for the day. Here are the first and the last chores that top my list.
In the morning:
Make the bed! This is the first thing I like to get done as I feel like it sets the tone for my day. A bit of added incentive in my particular situation is that if I don’t make it my dog will get under the sheets when I’m not looking, dirty paws and all.
Do the dishes. This might not be my top priority if I had a dishwasher but my little sink fills up quickly, and there is nothing worse than trying to scrub day old crustiness off of yesterday’s dishes.
I’ve found if I make these a priority the general tidying up tends to follow, even if it’s all I get to at least I’m starting things off on the right foot.
What’s your first and last chore of the day?