|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?