I have a busy week behind and ahead of me, with only one night at home in a week and a half span. Even my weekend days are full with a boy & dog sitting gig, so I only have a few hours free when my step-brother is at school and I’m home on my day off. I’m going to squeeze as much as I can into those two hours + errand running time (more thrift store donations & shoe recycling drop offs).
In the meantime, I’m trying to fit in some meaningful activities at night between when I get home & when I go to bed. I’ve put away books, packed up books to sell, put away items that don’t belong in the living room, and even deadheaded some of my houseplants. That last one is such a small thing, but it makes my plants – and by extension, the whole room – look and feel more alive.
Every day at work, as I think of a chore, I add it to my to do list for that evening. I try to stay practical and only give myself 10-15 minutes of work so that I go to bed at a reasonable hour, but I also want to make the home I wake up to a little better than the home I came home to the night before.
It’s frustrating to not have the time I want to do the work ahead of me, but at the same time, I don’t want to miss out on the socializing and one-off experiences I’m having in the meantime. Fortunately (or not), I’ll always have cleaning available.