Kick Butt at Home
By Vanessa Palencia
We get it. Between work, life, and everything in between, it can feel like you keep getting swallowed up by all the projects you need to complete. You go to bed feeling like nothing's been done, and that's extremely frustrating. Especially when, on top of everything else, you need to keep your house in check. And hiring a maid is out of the question because -hello- trying to save money here! Well, guess what? There's a way to stop those icky feelings and start your day with a sense of accomplishment, and it starts with the little things.
1. Make your bed
Making your bed is an easy task that can leave you feeling like you accomplished something huge. Don't know what I'm talking about? Try it out!
2. Clear your bedroom floor
Did I just trick you into partially cleaning your room? Maybe. But a clean bedroom floor does wonders in freeing up space, not only in the room but in your mind, which is what you need in order to be productive elsewhere.
3. Plan/Prep your meals
Amidst your hectic lifestyle, you probably grab what you can lay your hands on, which, if we're being honest, may not be the healthiest foods in the world. But if you put forth that effort and plan your meals and prep everything for easy cooking, then you'll feel like the queen of shit-togetherness.
4. Clear the kitchen table
Or whichever table/countertop you've designated as the plop center. You know, the place where when you come home you drop your keys, mail, receipts, and anything else you walked into the house with on? Yeah, clear it out and put everything where they belong. Check it off and breathe a sigh of relief.
5. Light candles
Even if your house/room is a mess, somehow lighting a candle or two makes you feel like a legit adult who knows exactly where they’re going in life. Bonus points if you pour yourself a glass of wine. Not into wine? Then pour your favorite drink in a wine glass. You need the wine glass.