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I used to sit on the couch as I folded my towels and/or clothes and watch TV. I'd wait until I was finished folding everything and there was a commercial, then take big piles to their places to put them away. I would usually be watching a one hour show and take at least one full show to complete this task. When thinking about how I don't have enough time in my day to get all my steps in, I thought of this habit.

I decided that, while it was fine to put a show on while I did laundry, why not take advantage of the time to get some steps in. Now I stand while I fold, rather than sit. As I fold each piece of laundry, I take it and put it away. Each towel, I walk into the bathroom to place it in the linen closet. Each dish towel, I walk to the kitchen and place it in the drawer. When I am folding my own clothes, I bring all of my empty hangers out and if the item hangs, I place it on a hanger and walk it to the closet. If it is folded, I fold it and walk it to the drawer. This often gets me 250 steps or more. The only thing I sit to fold now are socks.

Depending on the size of your house, these steps can really add up. Sometimes I'll even add a lap around a room or dance my way to the items home. This has made doing the dreaded laundry more enjoyable and motivating.

I also use this idea with bringing in and putting away groceries or unloading the dishwasher. I find myself looking for ways to add steps to all of my daily tasks/habits.

I used to also ask my kids to go downstairs to get items needed from our extra refrigerator/freezer. Now, I keep my mouth shut and walk down the stairs to get the items myself. Not only does this add walking to my day, but actually flights too.

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  • I try to do this with any repetitive task that does not have a time limit. If I am answering emails, I will answer one and then do a lap of the house. It is amazing how fast the steps can add up. - by PENGUINSRBEST
    I get paid more than $120 to $130 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this i have earned easily $15k from this without having online working skills. This is what I - by WOURFACT
  • Makes sense!!! - by KEITATP
  • Good idea, Iím going to try it today! - by TIMEFORCINDY

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