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MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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12/22/13 5:25 P

right now, nothing. but when the mood comes over me, which is often, i'm like a tornado - i have to have it clean.

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (86,048)
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12/22/13 4:39 P

I enjoy having a clean home.


I CAN do this ONE day at a time.
WANT2FEELPRETTY Posts: 1,192
12/22/13 4:15 P

I agree. Just living in something clean.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,861
12/22/13 3:13 P

just like living in a clean house

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (85,177)
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12/22/13 11:11 A

Company coming over


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

ANAMORPHOSIS Posts: 1,617
12/22/13 6:32 A

When I clean my house I like to turn on the radio, and rock-and-roll makes it a fun workout.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
STEELER71 Posts: 7,395
12/22/13 5:39 A


I'm a neat freak. Even when I was raising my 4 children I kept a spotless house. It's routine. I'm soon to be 75 yrs. old and I still follow my routine.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (147,719)
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12/22/13 5:30 A

I don't need motivation to do it I just do it

I like routine

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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GRAPHICS2 Posts: 5,374
12/21/13 11:39 P

Inviting people over

ARTISTGATOGIRL Posts: 3,534
12/21/13 11:37 P

Having 33 people coming over for Noche Buena -The Good Night on Christmas Eve!

"We are all here to bring out the God colors in the world."
-Matthew
FORESTGHOUL Posts: 623
12/21/13 10:05 P

I have a mild case of OCD for one thing. But I'm known for using it as exercise. I have weekly and monthly lists. And the typical daily tidy. I set the oven timer for 10, 15 or 30 minutes depending on the list of tasks and work as fast as I can to get as much done as possible in that time.

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. "- John Burroughs, essayist and naturalist

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." - Buddha

"Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else."
Margaret Mead

“The mighty oak was once a little nut."
EMMACORY SparkPoints: (138,298)
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12/21/13 9:50 P

visitors

ROOTIHAUSMAN SparkPoints: (145,585)
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12/21/13 9:49 P

knowing I burn calories as I am cleaning my house. I like it neat and clean.

Quoted from Spark Coach Dean
" The important thing is to start where you are right now, and keep moving in the direction you want to go."
AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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12/21/13 9:35 P

Not being a slob.

I like to keep my house clean enough that I could always have friends stop by without being embarrassed. I try to keep it in such a state that, with about 5 minutes of speed cleaning, my home can be in tip-top shape.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
SUSAN727 Posts: 1,446
12/21/13 8:52 P

company coming..
Lately, I try to focus on cleaning to get my mind off FOOD!

Susan

"If it is to be, it starts with me!"
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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12/21/13 3:05 P

Dog hair and dust.

--MEOW-- Posts: 3,384
12/21/13 3:03 P

SPIDERS!! emoticon or any kind of insect....
I like keeping everything organized, that way it is easier to clean and vacuum everywhere... and that keeps spiders away...

- Danny :)
Mexico City (CDT)
FORTYPLUS56 Posts: 3,159
12/21/13 2:26 P

Can't stand looking at clutter so on most days I just move it around, but when I do get motivated I love to clean with music and a glass of wine. I can clean for hours. emoticon

Edited by: FORTYPLUS56 at: 12/21/2013 (14:28)
"NO ONE CAN WALK BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE"

ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (40,677)
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12/21/13 1:56 P

Carpetcrawler it's not strange. I know what you mean and that sometimes prompts me to get cleaning,

ANAMORPHOSIS Posts: 1,617
12/21/13 1:53 P

When my house is a mess I feel like my life is out of order. That might sound strange but I do get a feeling of peace when my place is clean and organized.

Like Gold to Aery Thinness Beat. ~John Donne
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
12/21/13 1:46 P

Me

KITTY20 Posts: 7,286
12/21/13 1:21 P

Cannot stand it dirty, also it is a good way to cross train as you do a lot of different movements.

Julie
PANFRIEDTROUT Posts: 3,972
12/21/13 11:53 A

the motivation varies from time to time but overall, I'd have to say that mostly it amounts to keeping dH happy. that being said, I tend to focus on the kitchen and bathrooms so as to minimize germs /bacteria and odors.

MARIE
GINNABOOTS Posts: 6,519
12/21/13 10:22 A

I like everything neat and clean!

ELLELARS08 Posts: 404
12/21/13 10:17 A

people coming over

GOODEBEME Posts: 315
12/21/13 9:58 A

I like having a clean house AND I can't stand ANY foul odors.

LKS2GAB2 SparkPoints: (37,654)
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12/21/13 9:46 A

The peaceful feeling I have when it's clean.

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ATHENA1966 Posts: 2,892
12/21/13 9:46 A

I can't relax if my house is a mess. And at this time of year, more folks are likely to drop by.

Jami



The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible.
-Rich DeVos
PEACHY_GIRL Posts: 13,230
12/21/13 9:45 A

It gets so messy it drives me nuts

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
12/21/13 8:56 A

It relaxes me.

Moving in new directions.
LAURA5979 SparkPoints: (81,305)
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12/21/13 8:43 A

I just feel better when the house is clean. Then I don't have to worry about drop in guests or if my 10 month old granddaughter comes over.

We don't stop playing because we grow old - we grow old because we stop playing.
MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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12/21/13 8:17 A

I just don't like mess! I think better when things are clean. However, I don't have a white glove kind of house. It is picked up and vacuumed and dishes put away etc., but the dust is a losing battle!

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson
DIGIT00 Posts: 3,764
12/21/13 8:15 A

If I do an exercise video, crunches, etc, I'm on the floor. I don't want whats on the floor to be on me, so I sweep. If I'm going to sweep, I might as well dust. In order to dust, everything has to be put away. Once done, need to do laundry, laundry done, I don't want to mess up what I just accomplished, so laundry gets put away. After thinking about all this, I'm worn out... maybe I'll just sit here and watch a Christmas video instead.

Laura, SW Ohio, EST

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SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (239,531)
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12/21/13 6:59 A

Accomplishment in getting it off of my to-do list! It's something that has to be done and a cluttered house is a cluttered mind! emoticon

Edited by: SUNSET09 at: 12/21/2013 (07:00)
CANTWEIGHT2LOSE Posts: 4,065
12/21/13 6:38 A

in the last 30 days...inspection from fire department, a visit from the gas company to replace the meter and 2 visits from the realtor to show the house.
otherwise it gets tidied and the dishes washed on the weekends when Im off from work
emoticon

Every day is another opportunity to make a change!

Im a work in progress!
DRLMAZ Posts: 2,547
12/21/13 6:09 A

nothing so far

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,240
12/21/13 6:00 A

The need to be clean

GDANE3 SparkPoints: (108,818)
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12/21/13 5:44 A

We have nice things and I want to keep them clean & nice.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (147,719)
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12/21/13 5:06 A

because I don't like living in a mess. I like things put in their place


Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (68,038)
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12/21/13 4:56 A

I'm not good at getting housework done, though I'm trying to be more organised.

As others have said, company coming is a huge motivator. Sometimes I need that bit of pressure to get things done.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,822
12/21/13 3:55 A

ditto ... company coming

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
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12/20/13 11:55 P

If I know someone is about to visit...it really gets me moving emoticon

Amanda from Wales, UK

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JIACOLO SparkPoints: (330,202)
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12/20/13 10:40 P

Company always gets me moving, although I can get that fire going when the dust starts to overcome everything

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 8,675
12/20/13 10:16 P

family coming over.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (114,558)
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12/20/13 10:10 P

People coming over makes me "step on it"............

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
12/20/13 10:07 P

My home isn't spotless but not super messy either.
I am motivated to clean because I live here and spend time here. It isn't nice to spend time in a dirty, cluttered space.
I do clean a bit more when I know guests are coming.

KITTYCAT64 Posts: 599
12/20/13 9:59 P

Obviously nothing. LOL.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (42,741)
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12/20/13 9:54 P

6 cats, 2 dogs, foster puppies and an allergy to animal dander.

yes, I am officially a sucker.

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (236,501)
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12/20/13 9:34 P

What motivates me??? Dirt, bugs, chaos? or better yet, not wanting them iin my environment.

ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (40,677)
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12/20/13 8:39 P

I am the worse housekeeper ever. Trust me there are days when I make Oscar Madison look clean. I think it comes from the fact that for the last 20 years I worked as a room cleaner in a hotel, and after cleaning 18 rooms a day at breakkneck speed, cleaning my own home was the last thing I wanted to do. Lately though I have gotten better, and when I hear company is coming over, the apartment does get spotless and organized. That's my motivation what's yours?

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