Artful Living

happy efforts

 In a mere 15 minutes, I can freshen up my kitchen on friday which makes for a great way to end the week and begin a weekend.  Here are some simple tips to follow.  I unload my dishwasher first thing while the coffee is brewing.  Happiness after all is the result of personal effort.

Every Day

  • Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher (30 seconds).
  • Wipe down the stove top (one minute).
  • Wipe down the counters (one minute).
  • Sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum the floor (two minutes).

Every Week

  • Mop the floor (five minutes).
  • Wipe the cabinets, backsplashes, and appliances (10 minutes).
  • Wash the dish rack (four minutes).
  • Wipe the switch plates and phone (one minute).
  • Wipe the inside of the garbage can (one minute).

Every Season

  • Empty and scrub down the inside of the refrigerator (30 minutes).
  • Empty and clean the insides of the utensil drawers (15 minutes).
  • Scrub down the cupboard exteriors (30 minutes).
  • Clean the stove-hood filter (10 minutes).
  • Perform “Shiny Sink 101”

 A fresh orchid makes me smile too.  I need to transfer this one to my white pot.

Sure, happiness takes time but you do have to strive for it, insist upon it.

This is the look I am going for in my living room area, dark floors, light walls and something modern for the fire-place.  I am gathering images and lists for the next phase of our living room renovation.
Sure it does take effort but the happiness gained is worth it.

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