Simple, Quick, and Easy Ways to Clean Your House, Restart Your Day, or Just Feel Better

My mother told me it was always the little things that count. Sometimes, you just need some kind of pick-me-up or 'start over' button. Or there are those days that you just feel blah.

When you feel just completely dragged down, and you wish you could crawl back in bed until tomorrow morning, don't. Try these simple, quick, and easy ideas to get yourself going again.

1. Make Your Bed ~ such a small task, but your bed is usually about 75% of your bedroom visually. If you make it nice and neat, then 75% of the bedroom is clean (or at least looks that way).

2. Change Your Clothes ~ I am not big on the whole idea of getting completely dressed even if you are not going out. Street clothes are not as comfortable to me as sweats and a tank top, mostly because all jeans are too tight on my pregnant belly. So, instead, just change your clothes into a clean pair, whether it's jeans and a Tshirt or another pair of sweats and a tank top. Whatever makes you feel better, comfortable, and relaxed.

3. Do a Load of Wash ~ Sometimes I get into a funk where I only want to wear about 3 outfits. So, I have to do laundry more often. If you have nothing clean that you would like to wear, then wash some.

4. Go For a Walk ~ As long as weather permits, put on those walking shoes and get out there. Some fresh air can do loads to rekindle your spirit. You can even take the kids. That should wear them out for a good nap when you get home.

Do you have any other tips, tricks, or suggestions? Comment below with them, or email me to add them.


  1. I agree on the walking. I get so sad during winter months here in NH because I am cooped up, you should see me the first NICE day I am out there walking around with the kiddos! It is refreshing to be able to breath in fresh air and it boosts my spirits a lot!

    Thanks for this post!!!



  2. I do make my bed and put in a load of laundry, but getting dressed and going for a walk are something I need to work on.

    I just wear lounge wear as jammies, so I at least don't look like I am wearing pajamas. LOL


  3. @BrandyEllen ~ I am in the same boat here in Mass. Although we still go walking because there is the Salvation Army across the street and a fantastic restaurant not even a block away from us. Everything is within walking distance, even with the bitter cold (although if the wind is really blowing, we don't go out).

    @PainterMommy ~ I too wear lounge wear as PJs. LOL. People come over and they just think I am in my 'house clothes'. If only they knew, right? Haha. I love being a stay at home mommy.

  4. Housework doesn't cheer me up, unfortunately. If I'm down, I put the radio on with my favorite music and sing and dance. It almost always lifts my mood.

    I'm in MA, too, and the short days do get to me. Sometimes I just let myself wallow a bit. Curl up under a blanket with hot chocolate and a good book (or a small child) and just revel in the wintry weather.