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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sanity Tip: One Clean surface

It's been a rough week. Bronchitis, Ear infection, Man cold... it's ugly around here. Here is one of my little tips for maintaining sanity... clean one surface. I always go for the kitchen island. It is the center of our house and a magnet for clutter. Cleaning a desk top can have the same satisfying effect. Oh, and drink a glass of wine. That can also have a satisfying effect.

To celebrate my clean surface, I filled two giant canisters with the "evil whites," sugar and flour, and channeled Ina (see photo 7.) Just don't look just out of frame there to the left, there's a sink full of dirty pans.

Oh, I also put all of our meds into a casserole dish, that helped with the sanity a little too.
 

What's your quick tip for maintaining sanity?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Jaime said...

your kitchen looks so gorg. for sanity i usually go with the wine first (as you know), but for me it's picking up the toys. i have to put the toys back in their boxes or my brain hurts and can't function.

January 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

your kitchen does look great. makes me want to see the rest of your place!
i like your all things we need in a casserole dish idea. all 4 of us are sick at present so i can put it to use immediately.
i brace myself & do a hurry & get the whole house put back together dash. then crash.

January 5, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous kristicarter1@hotmail.com said...

Strange question, but do you know what the name of your countertop is?? LOVE it!
kristicarter1@hotmail.com

January 6, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Jacinda said...

Thanks Kristi! It's granite called "wave." That's all the info I have. I'm not a huge fan of granite in general so I was reluctant to pick it but I really love it now!

January 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Punkinhead said...

I tend to clean when I'm annoyed. With my mostly easy-going demeanor, my house is usually a cluttered mess. But when I need to clean, the island is definitely the first thing done!

January 7, 2010 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I have a clutter corner. Your clean surface inspires me to tackle it and get rid of it. I do see the clutter and when it's gone, I see the space. I love the space so much more!

March 4, 2011 at 5:57 AM  

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