Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Inspiration of a Spotless Home

My tools: Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson, House Rules by Clare Coulson, and my underused Swiffer Duster.

My son had a play date yesterday.  As the boys played in their crazy-three-year-old way, and my niece wandered around, the other mom and I had a lovely visit and got to know each other.  I was in awe of her beautiful home!  Aside from its perfect balance of traditional, modern, and industrial decor, it was spotless.  I have no idea how she does it, and don't really care (since I'm pretty sure she has a more industrious personality than I do).

But I came home to my dusty little house and suddenly had to DO something about it!  So I started at the top.  I dusted everything with my trusty little swiffer duster while the two little ones napped and my daughter watched way too much TV.  I was hoping to move on to washing the windows, but I needed to make supper, then my husband arrived home, etc.  I hope my cleaning motivation lasts for today.  Even though the windows are still covered in fingerprints, the floor is dirty, and I haven't even started upstairs yet, I already feel like my home is fresher.

How does someone else's home motivate you?  Or does it?


  1. Oh a little dusting always takes my guilt away after I see that spotless house of a friend. There never seems to be enough time. B

  2. It's sure hard to get up the ambition to clean house these days. I love visiting my dirty, dusty friends, it often makes me feel better.

  3. I feel concerned about come you don't rush home from being at our place, feeling inspired to clean?!?! Ha ha ha! I say, "She has a maid!"

  4. It's funny, but I had the same experience this weekend. I had brunch at a friend's whose home is so well organized that I came home and vowed to start getting things in better shape around here. I do know that she is so organized that it is almost OCD and I know that I'm a Type A wannabe so I don't always have the energy to put into cleaning and organizing like she does. It's a problem though as I would love to have a clean organized home. sigh!


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