I'd like to start out with a disclaimer: I have not been on TN much/read many of the boards here, so some of this might be able to be answered by my just looking around a little more. I do frequent TK though.
I am only 21 years old and just graduated from college in December. So, I am in the first six months of:
-Having my first job
-Living somewhere other than home/the dorms
-Learning to cook
-Living with my fiance
-Even seeing my fiance daily (we went to different colleges and started dating at the very end of high school, so have been in an LDR the whole time until January)
Besides all of that, I am also planning a wedding.
I am having trouble finding balance between all of these things. The apartment is always messy (I only ever clean when I am expecting guests and then it is tons of stress because I'm trying to do the whole apartment at once). I can't keep up with the dishes or laundry (part of that is because the apartment has shared laundry between all the buildings and I HATE that...it grosses me out. Plus it's hard to find quarters).
I actually enjoy cleaning, I just can never muster enough motivation to do it. I think part of that is because I'd rather just hang out with my fiance since I'm still a little bit in LDR mode, where I feel like I need to see him as much as possible while I have the chance. I'm still not used to the fact that I get to see him everyday. I've been losing motivation to cook lately too, mostly because the dishes are always dirty so it's a ton of work, and also because I don't have many recipes and we're getting tired of what I've been repeating every week.
Anyway, I am looking for some general advice/tips on how to keep the apartment clean, balance everything, and most of all, how to stay motivated to clean/cook/do laundry.