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The state of your mind is easily reflected in the state of your house, which is why it's important to practice good housekeeping. Before I leave my house in the morning, I take a good look around and take care of any maintenance issues. When I start my day looking for little things that aren't going to show themselves to me, I find myself more likely to notice those kinds of things through out the day.

It only takes a few minutes to clean those few dishes that are sitting in the sink. A clean sink helps my mind think more clearly; it's like magic. I take a few moments to fluff the pillows on the sofa and fine tune a few things. It raises the energy and makes the room look fantastic.I take the time to put away a few things that I've used in the morning. I put away hangers and close the sock drawer. Some days, all I do is put my dishes in the dishwasher and wash down the counters.

It's simple, but it makes a huge difference.


 Even if you keep a very tidy home, there's always something that could use a little dusting. It turns on your mind to a state of alertness. (I once read in an interview with Bette Davis that she liked to dust her things before her company came because it made her beautiful possessions smile.)When you come home at the end of the day, it feels so much better to come home to a space that doesn't need any work. If the house is already kept, all you have to do is come home and relax in it. Plus, you are sending yourself the message that you deserve a beautiful home to come home to.

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