This is a fitness/lifestyle tip I swear by! While some think watching TV is relaxing, I find it stressful because I think about all the other stuff I could be doing.

Hence, commercial cleaning. I’ll get up and start doing light cleaning tasks during the commercials. I’ll load the dishwasher, throw a load of laundry in, pick up the bedroom. When the show comes back on, I can go back and watch but half the time I would rather finish my task than watch the show.

If you clean during the commercials and you watch say, 2 hours of TV. That will be about 32 minutes of cleaning, you will burn about 85 calories and you’ll feel a lot better with a clean and tidy house.



  • cassie February 25, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I love this! Will definitely keep me moving!

  • cassiev10 February 25, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I love this! It keeps you moving and it gets the place clean! Double win in my book!

    • Betty LIVIN February 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Exactly! And it doesn’t feel like drudgery because you’re being entertained in between cleaning spurts!

  • Kristin February 25, 2014 at 8:57 am

    What a great way to clean!! I love this motivation!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Betty LIVIN February 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

      I swear by my commercial cleaning! If I just clean for 30 straight minutes I’m grumpy and it sucks. But if I clean for 30 minutes during two hours of my favourite TV shows, I don’t even notice it!

      • Kristin February 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

        I love it!! Great!!

  • Lisa @ The Skinny on Health February 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Ahhh I’m totally on board with this. I LOVE commercials because they make me so productive. Whether it’s cleaning or doing pushups, the time crunch in commercials makes me move so much faster. Plus, it’s so nice to have all the cleaning done after relaxing and watching tv!!!

    Love this tip and all your tips, thanks for linking up! Can’t wait to see next week’s!


    • Betty LIVIN February 25, 2014 at 11:52 am

      That is the best part of all- having a clean place while feeling like you just relaxed and watched your favourite TV shows all evening.

  • northernambitions February 25, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Two birds one stone. Awesome!!


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