So I decided to change the nature of Homemaking Monday a bit to broaden the ideas and articles you can find here. Homemaking Monday now is going to be a space for discussing homemaking related topics. I want Humble Homemaking to be a community.... Somewhere Humble Homemakers the world over can relax together. So please jump on in and comment your ideas and input on our weekly subject.
So todays topic is: Getting Started.
I think if we are all honest, often the thing that makes it hardest to maintain a beautiful home, is a lack of motivation. I, for example, am lacking the motivation to clean up from the weekend. Mondays my flat always looks like a Hurricane hit it! Getting started with the new week is a struggle for me and I never feel like putting things back in order (hence I am blogging... lol).
Here are a few ideas which sometimes manage to get me going:
1. Set a timer. This works great for me. If I set a timer I work faster and more effeciently. I also know that the dreaded chore of cleaning can be over when the buzzer goes, and that I can stop and do something fun.
2. I call my Mum! Lol. No really... this works for me. When I really can't get myself going, I call my Mum and she talks to me whilst I clean. I pop her on speakerphone, place here nearby and work hard. Maybe it is that talking to her distracts me from the boring task at hand... or maybe it is knowing she will hold me accountable if I don't get off my butt. Whatever the reason, this works for me. Haha I love this picture, sometimes I want to scream when I call my Mum about housework!
3. Imagine someone will ring on the doorbell in the next 30 minutes. Sometimes just the thought of someone walking in on my chaos is enough to make me sort it out.
So those are a couple of things I do.... but I would love to hear your ideas.
Please give me your input!
So have a great Homemaking Monday and set your timer, call your Mum, or do whatever it is you do to make your home the place you want it to be.