May 20, 2014
Yep, I really meant it when I mentioned Spring cleaning in the last post. The fastest and least expensive way to get your space feeling picture perfect, clean it. We all get accustom to seeing those little things creep into our living spaces that really have a place they belong (out of sight). This is a god time of year to recycle your old magazines. Sometimes schools are interested in them for art projects, but at a minimum please recycle as much as you can – and support recycled and earth friendly products – end rant. Open shelves will need a wipe down, if not a full scrub if you’re a serious cook. I find the more often I dust, the less I need to wash between usage.
Don’t forget surfaces, like table top, shelves, mantles, stairs and yes even the tops of your mirrors and picture frames. I like a damp cloth because it really grabs the dust. And, on the stairs you can’t beat a vacuuming. It will feel like you painted and added a window if you empty your staircase and vacuum the treads and/or wipe down each one down. These are the areas that collect dust bunnies and pebbles from outside, attack the right areas and the whole house will feel better in no time.
People often remark that my house has something – a feeling – that put their finger on exactly what it is but there is an unseen element that elevates simply by not being there… wear and tear and/or dirt and debris. Put it away! you’re welcome. Please go clean off all those areas where things tend to pile up a bit when life gets busy ; ) *always … I know, its tough, but a clean and picked up home will bring inner peace and a make you happy to come home.