On occasion (okay, fine, FREQUENTLY) I get a huge case of the "gimmes" in which I want stuff that's newer, better, brighter, more different than what I've got already.
(Frankly, this can be a very expensive medical condition. Especially when I've got a healthy "gimme" list going on for nearly every room in my house...)
What I'm about to reveal to you is an embarrassingly honest display of what I do to combat this malady. It's a pretty fail-proof prescription, really. And it brings me satisfaction and contentment.
Ready? Here goes:
For many of you, this is a no-brainer. Of course cleaning is good! you're thinking to your scrubbed little selves. Not for me, though. I'd rather be knee-deep in a paint project than anywhere near a squeegee (sp?) or vacuum.
Many of you probably enjoy cleaning and find it therapeutic. I can understand this odd sense of attack-scrub mode about 4% of the time, although 90% of my time is spent trying to avoid the activity. (And the other 6% just wants to eat cookies in peace.)
What a thorough cleaning and pick-up session does, though, is make me realize I don't have to buy "stuff" to make things presentable, even pretty, around here.
Sure, I'd love to paint walls and frame out the bathroom mirror and replace shower curtains and vanity hardware. And I'll get to those things eventually, but for today, I need to take care of what I've got in the first place!
Plus, to be honest, it takes so much time to do a house-wide cleaning job, that I have no minutes to spare at the end of the day for shopping. :) Win-win.
Do any of you like cleaning? What's your most rewarding household chore? (Me: Doing dishes.) What's your worst chore? (Me: Dusting. Ugh.)
Or do you have your own method to combat the gimmes? I'd love to hear it. Because, in case you couldn't tell, having to clean is really something I could live without...Pin It Now!