Posted in cleaning, managing stress, Stress Busting, Tidying

The Quick Clean Up

If you have the energy and inclination to clean up a whole room or your whole house or garden…go for it! Most of us ,though, are time poor and lacking in inclination for the tidy up. You can however get yourself in the right mood and do yourself a power of good by having a quick clean up. It can have a time limit of ,say, 20 minutes…even 10 minutes can achieve a lot. Pick a prime spot like your bedroom, your lounge, your desk or a drawer which really annoys you. Pick something which will make you feel better if it is clean and tidy. Put the oven timer on or a CD or series of songs which will last the designated amount of time and just charge through it. You’ll  feel energised, you’ll feel better and you’ll have something good to show for ringing the changes. If you do it once a week you will feel  the ongoing benefit because cleaning is exercise as well. Then sit down and treat yourself to a nice drink and congratulate yourself.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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