|Fabric Wall Decals and image from Mae.|
by way of design is mine
I love these wall decals, but don't have a lick of space left in my kitchen. Maybe if this were were a cloud and rain mobile, I could hang it over my island. As I looked around, I knew it would never work. There are just too many things visually competing for attention. So this image just inspired me to de-clutter my kitchen. Also known as cleaning. I am the master of filling up a blank slate with so much other crap that it makes me look like an uncontrollable hoarder. I am trying really hard to edit my things so there is room for a serene, simple space like this in my house.
Lately, I have been motivated to clean when I look at pictures. A picture of my bedroom in the afternoon sunshine with the bed perfectly made caused me to look around the room and notice the current state it was in: two-week-old sheets (yes, I know, gross), a goopy layer of dust on the headboard and clothes everywhere. So I took 15 minutes to take care of that before I could get back to work.
What motivates you to clean?
|My beautiful cash register is a landing pad for junk. Oddly, the microwave cover|
always ends up on top of the napkins instead of in the microwave.
|For now, I just moved everything that doesn't need to be in the kitchen to|
the dining room table. But at least you can see the cash register again. I may need
a new way of displaying photos and cards to really visually clean up this area.
|Hat and gloves in the fruit bowl, fresh flowers in the dog water pitcher?|
Where's my counter? Oh there, I see a small corner.
|That paint swatch has been in the same place for three years|
as a reminder to repaint the kitchen one day. I keep my hot sauces
in a Borden's cheese box that you never even get to see.