Cleaning is helping break bad habits - Weight Loss NHS

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Cleaning is helping break bad habits

just1me
just1me10 kg

So the car is clean, polished, vacuumed and buffed up inside too. I have a tidier lounge and bedroom too. I have also come to terms with just how much clutter I own. I have a lot of weekends of decluttering and cleaning ahead of me, but on a positive note... its all good exercise and a whole lot cheaper than buying a bigger house.

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Caz28
Caz287lbs

Sounds like a really productive day, well done. I recently viewed a bungalow but quickly realised I am not ready to downsize, just too much stuff! I may take a leaf out of your book and have a clear out anyway, like you say, all good exercise.

Diana
DianaMaintainer
in reply to Caz28

Oh Caz, it al, takes up space, every now and then I'm ruthless.

With plans in my tiny kitchen to have a dishwasher ( its tiny and perfect , unlike me) , a cupboard will have to go to fit it in, there's always the stair cupboard tho!

No big thing to sort it, now just waiting for the money to get all my house stuff done

Caz28
Caz287lbs
in reply to Diana

I had a new kitchen just over a year ago, first time I've had a dishwasher, you won't regret it, I love mine!

Diana
DianaMaintainer
in reply to Caz28

I had one many years ago, when I was married, I can't face a new kitchen, new rink unit, ceramic hob , oven and dishwasher ( mine is banana yellow), then the rest of the house!

Hidden
Hidden

ill book you in for doing mine for me then ;)

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Hmmm, I wonder how far away you live .....

Concerned
ConcernedAmbassador
in reply to Trimmerteacher

LOL :-D

just1me
just1me10 kg
in reply to Trimmerteacher

I am not good yet at letting go of my clutter. I have a history of just tidying the piles to another room. I only have 4 rooms so not got too many options. Facing up to it is the only way. If I stick to my plan then by the end of April I should have a home I can be proud of.

lucigret
lucigretAdministrator
in reply to just1me

Well done just1me, I always find if I get rid of clutter my mind can be more focused on other things. I wish you were close enough to clean my car, it really needs a hoover, a job I hate.

Diana
DianaMaintainer
in reply to just1me

I only have four rooms, mu issue is I'm too untidy

derrygeel
derrygeel1 stone
in reply to Diana

You've a sister here. I'm a teacher and for world book day recently the principal suggested the senior class email in a photo of their bookshelves . He did too and so did I. I won hands down in that the bookshelf looked literary and overflowing . The problem was it's only one of our bookshelves. And they are all teetering and overflowing . Every now and again I prune but not rigorously enough.

Diana
DianaMaintainer

It so I'd, I washed my car today, wasn't too bad, it just needed doing, all that distraction cleaning, eh!

just1me
just1me10 kg

I am hoping that if I stick to a 6 week cleaning plan that I can stick with a 6 week eating plan at the same time to have a healthier body and mind. Hubby has offered to purge his shoes and T-shirts to help clear some space so my efforts are rubbing off.

TIdy house (and car) equals a tidy mind; it's little wonder you're feeling happier and more satisfied.

The calories expended as a result of your endeavour simply serve to increase sense of satisfaction.

suige
suigeMaintainer

Couldn't agree more

ary88
ary88Restart Feb 2020

Hi, very inspiring, I'm hoping to join you in getting some of those pesky chores, like cleaning and tidiness more up together, have a good week.:)

I downsized a year ago, getting rid of 40 years of clutter,including masses of books. I now regularly take books and clothes to charity or recycling . I like having the space a lot more than the clutter.

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