Friday, April 20, 2012

Cleaning up the living room!

We have one space that serves as our living/family/dining room. Not too big, but the right size for us right now. The (non-eat-in) kitchen opens up to the room, and so we have basically the one living space. We've got fairly well defined zones in it right now, which helps a lot. TV area, sitting area by the wood stove, dining room/kitchen table, play zone, and main walk way through from the front door entry way to the sunporch. It's fairly easy to keep clean, since I try to have a home for everything. The problem is that since its small, a little bit of disorganization or lack of cleaning goes a long way to getting the place looking like a disaster!

Luckily it doesn't take that long to get it back to looking civilized again, especially since most things have a home where they belong to return them to.

Ahhh... having the place tidy and clean makes me feel so much calmer & content! Especially having the table clear. It ends up being a bit of a catchall for things that really should be put away elsewhere. Every so often I just have to put my foot down and get it all cleared off. There. Much better!


  1. Sounds like we have some of the same pet peeves...our kitchen table is a catch-all too!

    1. Don't you just hate it?! I mean some nights we have to shove stuff aside just to have the three of us sit down and eat! And we even have the extra leaf in right now... oh dear... :)

  2. Your floor looks amazing - love it. I spend half my life moving things that Jim puts on the kitchen counter to where they belong (often the way station is the dining room table) so I sympathize. A lot. I guess he isn't going to grow out of it either.


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