Monday, August 23, 2010
Hi everyone! I’m deep cleaning my living room this week so of course that means I have to change a few things around. That’s why it takes me so long to clean anything! I always have to reward myself by scheduling some play time too :)
I’m not ready to bring out any fall decorations just yet (still waaaay too hot and humid). But I’m making a few little changes here and there. I thought I’d show you what I’ve done with my faux fireplace mantel so far.
For the summer I had a white and apple green thing going on and I thought I’d add bit more color now that we’re heading into fall.
Aren’t these stripey candles cute? I got them at Ikea.
I’m still using those old books I altered.
Those big red candlesticks are old brass ones from the thrift store that I spray painted a long time ago.
I also brought the fishing basket of flowers that I’ve been using in the foyer upstairs.
Of course now I have to think of something else to use in the foyer!
Look you can see the reflection of my china cabinet in the mirror! If you sit on the floor....LOL
I don’t mind cleaning my living room since it mostly involves dusting and moving stuff around. It doesn’t really feel so much like cleaning. More like fluffing. Now kitchens and bathrooms they always “feel” like cleaning jobs to me!
Do you give yourself "rewards" as motivation to get cleaning jobs done? I do. I tell myself one hour of so and so and then I can sit down for 15 minutes and look at such and such magazine, or check email etc. I use a timer otherwise I'll lose track of time. Or if I do this big job then I can "play" house for a while. Things like that. I also like to listen to books or music on my iPod if I'm cleaning something I don't like cleaning (like bathrooms).
What do you do to motivate yourself to get the cleaning done or do you enjoy cleaning and don't need any extra motivation?