So guess what I’m doing today? Cleaning house! While I’ve been on the job hunt I’ve been trying to keep busy. I made T an inspiration board for above his computer. He really seemed to like it and added some things to it right away. I am sure it will grow over time. I already have one and look at it daily. T2 has a large dry erase board above his computer that he mostly writes reminders on but yesterday I noticed he is using it as somewhat of an inspiration board as well with little pictures and notes on it which I think is lovely!
Here are some inspiration ideas for cleaning or for what a clean house looks like- for you and for me. To get me going…
I started making my bed daily and I love walking into the room with a nice clean bed. It somehow makes the whole room look cleaner. It gives me a sense of calm in the bedroom instead of chaos. I am promising myself that when I start working again I will keep up with this small act. It really only takes about 2 minutes. It would be easier if I could get T to stack his own pillows! (We have 3 each) (He will- it’s just not a habit yet)
This is for that fresh clean smell you get when everything is all clean. I try to buy household cleansers with great scents that linger a while.
What a nice spot to relax
Loving the sunny yellow wall in this kitchen and the crisp white countertops
I recently sorted my hanging clothes into the following categories: scarves, tank tops, warm weather shirts, skirts, and then the whole back is colder weather stuff I don’t use much in AZ like sweaters and coats. I also have a hook for my robes and a space for my “around the house sweaters” for when the air-conditioning kicks on. (Sometimes my back gets stiff if there’s a sudden change in temp from warm to cold) I have a separate section for pants and another section for scrubs (which seems like the majority of my wardrobe!) It is SO much easier to find something to wear. I can’t even tell you the difference it has made. I also weeded out all the clothes that don’t fit. I even made some homemade pomanders by punching cloves into some oranges which were picked right from our backyard.
While browsing in an antique shop in Phoenix, one day T and I splurged on an expensive candle. When I burn it, it scents up our whole bedroom which is a pretty large room. It is by far the richest scented candle I have ever had. I LOVE it. Unfortunately, it is almost down to the last bit. I think something like this would be a nice reward for myself for a goal I’ve met. Now I just have to meet a goal!
Here’s the candle:
The scent I got is Orange Clove. It is a holiday scent but they have a bunch of yummy scents to choose from like Orange Vanilla, Sexy Cinnamon (that one smelled so good but T thought it was kind of stong) and Patchouli Sandlewood. They also have fruity scents like Fresh Mango too. YUM!
I light candles at least a couple of times a week. My fireplace mantle looks like an altar. So pretty though. I’ll snap some pictures soon.
If you are not inspired yet (I think I need a few more!) Here are just a couple more nice clean homes with good feng shui to put you at peace:
Hope you are having a wonderful Friday! Enjoy your weekend!
T2 just told me that he will join me for a walk. We will either walk the dogs or go on the mountain trail (which he has done a couple of times but I haven’t yet). It has been cold the past few days but the sun is shining bright and it is in the 70’s today. Yeah!