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Housecleaning Workout Tip: Hosting Thanksgiving Cleanup

Posted Jun 02 2009 8:32pm

housecleaning.jpg Unfortunately, the time has come for a full attack on home cleaning. There is no need to do extra exercises or throw in fun routines when time is short and the house is clamoring for our undivided attention.

First, it’s time to clear the home of the little ones! I recommend trading days with a friend for kid watch or dropping them off at a family member’s home for a few hours. It may be time to let the husband skate by and take them off your hands for Daddy time.

Second, tackle the house with intensity and speed. Housework is hard and a dedicated two to three hour cleaning will result in a full body workout. It’s not fun, but necessary. It’s best to knock it out before the week of cooking and final touches for decorations.

Calorie expenditure can range from 422 calories to 740 calories during the two to three hours of a focused scrubbing, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, decluttering marathon.

I am not looking forward to the decluttering efforts in our office/open family room area (aka. space for the guests and extra seating for Thanksgiving dinner)! Which area are you avoiding?

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