When I was a teenager, I wasn't allowed to go out on Friday night unless my bedroom was clean and picked up. I would like to say I kept this forced habit up unfalteringly after I left home for college, but then I would be lying.
Eventually, I realized that waking up in a messy room on a Saturday morning is really a bummer. All the clutter and all the clothes scattered about didn't help to settle my mind, to relax and isn't that the point of the weekend? Instead of feeling ready to go study, or free to go fly a kite, I felt hemmed in by MY mess. No matter how much you will it to, the mess never goes away on its own.
So mom was right once again. So here I am to strongly encourage you to clean up your room before you head out on Friday night. This way you can start your weekend with a clean slate. So the day is yours to enjoy rather than being cluttered with your clutter.
Fit's Tip: My mom was also right about not throwing clothes on the floor when disrobing. If you put your clothes away when you take them off, the clutter you need to pick up Friday evening will be even smaller. Now that I am a mom, it is much easier to admit that my mom was right.
Do you have a Friday evening ritual you do before going out on the town? I would love to hear what it is - tell me about it in the comment section below.