So, I decided it was time to breathe some fresh colour into this place. It had got out of hand around here in the last little while. The mess started in my studio (read post here). Then the mess slowly invaded the other rooms until we were left with just plain mess. Once I let go of my need for order (and not for very long), and make a mess, I tend to get carried away. Anyway, it was time to clean and I wanted to have some fun.
Here's my recipe for fun while cleaning:
1. Have a Cool Outfit:
2. Music and Caffeine
3. Make a (bigger) Mess
Sometimes you have to get even messier before you get clean. I take everything off shelves, pull out items I want to include in decor, and basically have everything strewn around the house. I find it's helpful to make piles and draw upon them when you're creating new areas and vignettes. Then, once you're done, put the remaining items away in containers or on a shelf that you can draw from later.
4. Feel Pleased with Your Finished Look... but still live!
After I have spent time cleaning and re-arranging, I often treat our home like a showcase, making sure everything looks 'just so'. This is not realistic to living life. So, I give myself 24hours to be a bit 'museum-like' with our place and then I let it go. We don't have kids or pets, so I realize this is a luxery!
There you have it; that's my recipe for a fun time Spring cleaning!!!
Then of course I woke up to more snow!