When I was young, my sister Jill and I used to play in the closet under our attic stairs. We would haul everything out and set up our Barbie dolls in the closet. I remember on some hot humid days we even had a fan blowing on us to keep us cool. Clean out a closet.
Tips to up the calorie burn while cleaning:
- First put on some music to dance to while you dust
- Step up those stairs and back down twice when you are making a trip up or down
- Alternate arms when mopping, vacuuming or scrubbing a floor on your hands and knees
- Do a couple of curls when carrying heavier objects in one hand-alternate arms
One of my recent inside projects was cleaning out a giant cubby-like closet. It contains boxes of books and other heavy items I needed to lift out, reorganize and place back inside. I read on one site that you can burn over a hundred calories getting a medium size closet in ship-shape. I am sure this project was an aerobic and strength workout. I also hung a new shade over the opening to hide my handiwork!