I'm the opposite. I'm a morning person. I've started tidying for 15 minutes after breakfast before I jump in the shower (often when I'm still cooling down from a workout).
My husband is a night owl and occasionally he starts whizzing around the house late in the evening tidying things (or grumbling about not being able to find things). I should be glad I have a tidy husband, but it drives me crazy because I'm trying to wind down and go to sleep, while he's opening and shutting doors and drawers and muttering away.
I'm not a night-owl. I find I do best getting up early and starting. I work day and evening shift and often have a few days off during the week when no one is home. That's when I get my best work accomplished. The days when I work 7a-7p shift are a total bust and that's when my house "explodes" lol. I wish I had more energy on those days but I basically come home eat watch tv for an hour and go to bed.
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I can accomplish a lot more with Hubby out of the house too. It is better yet if he takes the dogs with him. I have to evenly space the chores out through the day to not get too fatigued. But, as a younger person, 6-8PM were prime times for cleaning.
Good to know I am not alone! I also have a husband that gets in the way when I clean that is why I clean when he is on night shift....much better. I am sure my routine will change when I have children but for now this routine is working well for me. And I still got up at 7:30am to go skiing....gotta love Mondays off.
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I used to be. With an ex husband that worked nights and a job that didn't require me to be up early, it was the best time for me. Now the current husband not only frowns on it, but gets in my way. And with earlier shifts for work...I'm ready to go to bed when I get home, haha!
Sherri "When stuck in the river, it is best to dive and swim to the bank yourself before someone drops a large stone on your chest in an attempt to hoosh you there." Eeyore from "Eeyore's gloomy Little Instruction Book" by A. A. Milne
I am definitely a night owl, so I am much more productive in the evening/night. Unfortunately I do have to get up at about 6:30 to get ready for work and my husband is NOT a night person so I can't run the vacuum cleaner or do anything noisy.
I have always found that the evening is the best time for me to do any task. I have so much more energy at night and I am more efficient. Case in point, it is now 1:20am and my house it totally clean and I organized my storage room and library (I started cleaning around 8pm). Now I can wake up to a sparkly clean and organized home.
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