A Life in Celebration
I abhor clutter. How about you? I was reading KariAnne’s post, How to De-Clutter a Room in 20 Minutes when I considered this whole clutter thing. When I was a child, my mother worked long before it was fashionable for women to work. She worked out of necessity. I say that I was a “latch-key” child before the term “latch-key” was coined. As the child of a working mother I had plenty of chores, and one of them was dusting. I still don’t like dusting. I can remember sitting under front of the piano dusting all of the curleques and the legs like crazy. If I was going to dust, I was going to dust well!
The thing is, when I first had my own home, I decided since I didn’t like to dust, to have less things out on surfaces would be the answer to not having to dust so much. I will admit, over time, I have come to mellow on that. When I was first married, though, my kitchen counters had a coffee maker on them and a set of canisters, and that was it. Nothing else to have to move or dust around. That was my stellar solution to keeping things clean and dust (and other grime) free. You know it only takes seconds to wipe down a counter when there is nothing on it!
I have always been one to donate or recycle or toss whatever doesn’t fit into my life. Fortunately, my husband is the same way. My mother used to say we were going to toss out the baby some day if we weren’t careful. I am happy to report that I never threw her away and she is thriving just fine.
Here is a picture of her and my two granddaughters for proof that I never tossed out the baby! By the way, I didn’t throw out her brother, either!
I did a lot of videos last week. If you missed my post on a naked front door, you can find it here.
Did you have chores you had to do when you were a child?
Do you remember what they were?
Do those early household chores have an impact on how you keep house today?
What I spotted around the web this week:
How about the gorgeous makeover of this FREE dresser from Create With Cynthia. How adorable is this Valentine’s gnome? Michelle from Our Crafty Mom got really crafty with this adorable pink fuzzy gnome!!
Are you looking for a project that takes an hour? A day? A Weekend? Knock it Off Kim will help with that!