Sunday, April 12, 2020

30 Chic Days at Home - Day 23 - Create Order

Being at home almost 100% of the time at the moment, and with my husband too, means the house is used more and requires frequent picking up.  This is without children as well, I can't even imagine how much more there would be to tidy each day with children in the house!  As much as our two cats and two dogs play with their toys (which can go from being neatly stashed to strewn everywhere in a very short time), they can't compare :)

I'm not about to spend hours each day making our home picture-perfect, but a few things I do every day make all the difference.

Number one is making the bed.  Each morning I enjoy creating order in the bedroom and doing a nice job of making our bed.  It sets the scene for this room, and the day.

Number two is the kitchen.  It makes a huge difference to have all dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and stray items put away.  Sometimes I forget, and there are things left on the counter for a few days, but when I sort myself out and put them back where they belong, the visual calm soothes me.

Number three is the living area where we spend our evenings.  Tidying and wiping down the coffee table, setting out a new candle for the night and putting my reading material there is nice to come into when we are ready to relax before dinner.

The good news is that the laundry isn't getting as much use at the moment with no business shirts or going out clothes needed :) Silver lining!

What is your number one favourite way to create order in the home?  Mine is hands-down making the bed each day.

xx Fiona


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  1. Yes, bed making for sure. And clean kitchen counters! I wipe them down several times a day. Can't stand sticky surfaces!! I'm not keen on cleaning but I do love a clean home, so I make myself do it. Especially nice as we must be here all the time right now.

  2. Making the bed is a big one. Clearing cluttered surfaces is another. I know when I'm not feeling well stuff backs up and I have piles of papers/books/general stuff sitting around taking up space. Then I feel even worse because of the clutter. I''m going to restart doing a 15 minute pickup each day. That seems to tame the mess before it gets started.

  3. Yes, making the bed, making sure my clothes get put away within a reasonable amount of time from wearing them, keeping the dining room table relatively cleared off, and dishes out of the sink, sweeping as needed. Then I can function and feel better.


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