You were made to keep things in place and within findability range. Deep down, you may doubt that are you able to accomplish much when the people you live with neither show nor share interest in your desire to stop losing shoes and house keys. But with some mindful reassurance and encouraging motivation, you will be that housekeeping winner you know is hidden within.
Here, let us together boldly go toward the lemon-scented path that is our domestic destiny, with a handful of motivational quotations for housekeeping:
1. FOCUS IS SPELLED Y-O-U.
Remember who you want to keep order for and why. Answer: for me. Why: tired of losing sh8t.
2. YOU ARE ON FIRE AND ORDER IS YOUR MATCH.
With some sexy music playing subliminally while you peruse Containers R Us sites, you can switch your brain to be turned on by everything in its place and a place for everything. Rowr, just saying that, is it hot in here or just me?
3. WHO ARE YOU? THE ANSWER TO THAT IS "I AM A CLEANING WARRIOR."
Cleaning is fun! Look at me! Putting all like items together in the same place. I mean, matchy matchy matchy! Kids? Come join mama in some fun!
4. CLEANING IS A GIFT OF WHICH YOU HAVE NOT YET RECOGNIZED.
Repeat 100 times a day until you start to consider that maybe it could be. You must fight the temptation to answer back with probably not.
5. WITH BRUSHES AND IMPLEMENTS IN HAND, I RUSH THE SURFACES AS I AM CHARLES IN CHARGE.
This is my house. MY house. I say where things go, when they go, how they go, with who they go. My house.
6. I WILL AND CAN AND DO EXPECT SUCCESS.
Don't even consider that you won't spend some part of every day of the rest of your life, not accomplishing one small thing to bring order to your home. It can be anything - so set yourself up for success. Make a to-do list that says "remove empty water bottles from family room." Then pick up bottles, empty them, and you are so amazing.
7. UNIQUE IS MY MIDDLE NAME AND I SHALL LEAVE MY MARK OF CLEANLINESS ON IT ALL.
And first and last because NO ONE can clean or maybe not clean, like you. Put your special stamp on the way to unload a dishwasher. Others try, but few can come close to stacking away plates in the way that you do.
8. DARE TO BELIEVE IN THY POWERS THAT CLEAN.
Who's a good cleaner? YOU'RE a good cleaner. Dream it, be it: the one who gets that laundry d-o-n-e DONE.
9. BE THE ONE WHO DRIPS WITH GRATITUDE.
I am happy I have a home to clean. I am happy I have dishes that have had food on them to now clean. I am happy that I have indoor plumbing toilets that need to be swished. I am dripping with 409 gratitude for the house that I will clean.
10. THERE IS A LEMON FRESH WINNER IN ME.
I just have to somehow figure out a way to pull her out, but she's there. Hard to see in this polka-dotted toothpaste-spotted bathroom mirror. But she is there, and she CAN and she WILL get one thing done today so that there is a corner of this house that brings visual peace when my eyes hit upon it.
But wait, it's summer, isn't it? So, yeah, just going to clear a spot here on this sofa from today's laundry and dream of how I will be all I was created to be, come September.
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