Excuses are boring.
In the two weeks that we’ve lived in the new house, the bed has been made every morning, surprisingly mostly by Dude, as he is the one who usually gets up last.
I think the fact that our house is now just one floor, and our bedroom is no longer in the basement is motivating him to keep it looking pretty.
We were VERY messy in the old house, and granted we’ve only been here two weeks, but we threw out a TON of stuff we didn’t need and are both committed to living tidier lives in this new place.
Our old house felt kind of like a temporary place, even though we were there for three years, and it had a lot of nooks and crannies for piles of junk to accumulate.
We both want to make this house feel like a home, and a huge part of that is keeping it tidy.