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Tidy Room = Calm Mind

When I was a teenager, I wasn't allowed to go out on Friday night unless my bedroom was clean and picked up. I would like to say I kept this forced habit up unfalteringly after I left home for college, but then I would be lying.

Eventually, I realized that waking up in a messy room on a Saturday morning is really a bummer. All the clutter and all the clothes scattered about didn't help to settle my mind, to relax and isn't that the point of the weekend? Instead of feeling ready to go study, or free to go fly a kite, I felt hemmed in by MY mess. No matter how much you will it to, the mess never goes away on its own.

So mom was right once again. So here I am to strongly encourage you to clean up your room before you head out on Friday night. This way you can start your weekend with a clean slate. So the day is yours to enjoy rather than being cluttered with your clutter.

Fit's Tip: My mom was also right about not throwing clothes on the floor when disrobing. If you put your clothes away when you take them off, the clutter you need to pick up Friday evening will be even smaller. Now that I am a mom, it is much easier to admit that my mom was right.

Do you have a Friday evening ritual you do before going out on the town? I would love to hear what it is - tell me about it in the comment section below.

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AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
This is definitely something I need to work on
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
This is definitely something I need to work on
SU3 SU3 9 years
I <b>TRY</b> to put everything away but I'm not always successful at it. :OOPS:
SU3 SU3 9 years
I TRY to put everything away but I'm not always successful at it. :OOPS:
alieapple alieapple 9 years
and this would explain a lot !
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
:D I had the same rules about cleaning before going out. Now I love for my home to be clean and tidy.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
:D I had the same rules about cleaning before going out. Now I love for my home to be clean and tidy.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
I try to get all the regular cleaning (dishes, counters, living rooms picked up) done every night, and then I save big stuff for the weekends. Unfortunately, my room is always really bad. I can't blame all the clothes on the floor on The Man, but I wouldn't do it if it weren't already covered. He wears uniforms to work and takes them in once a week, so his thinking is: "Why pick them up now when I have to do it later?" He also leaves all the wire hangers all over his floor. And his magazines. On second thought, he's a slob, it's all his fault.
Ladytronic Ladytronic 9 years
awww cravin sugar don't feel bad i never go out anymore either i like to try to keep everything clean and clear the majority of the time because i don't feel like i have permission to start one of my house destroying projects.
Ladytronic Ladytronic 9 years
awww cravin sugar don't feel bad i never go out anymore either i like to try to keep everything clean and clear the majority of the time because i don't feel like i have permission to start one of my house destroying projects.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
I clean on Sundays. It's more that I like to have the house clean for the work week so that I don't have to come home to a filthy house every night. :D
leigha926 leigha926 9 years
i usually try to clean on fridays, but i'm in the process of moving from one apartment to another so everthing's messy and it's driving me insane!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
How dull am I haha. I don't go out on Fridays. If I go out of town, I atleast clean the kitchen before I leave. But, since I started my diet (go figure) I feel better with everything clean, so I am going on 2 months of keeping up with the housework, so everyother weekend i only have to do the hard stuff, like scrubbing shower, etc. I feel better though. (I had a bad experience last time i went out for fun in the city, so i won't do that again until i am skinny, unfort. but to be hones,t the night club scene isn't me anyways.)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
How dull am I haha. I don't go out on Fridays. If I go out of town, I atleast clean the kitchen before I leave. But, since I started my diet (go figure) I feel better with everything clean, so I am going on 2 months of keeping up with the housework, so everyother weekend i only have to do the hard stuff, like scrubbing shower, etc. I feel better though.(I had a bad experience last time i went out for fun in the city, so i won't do that again until i am skinny, unfort. but to be hones,t the night club scene isn't me anyways.)
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