Sanity Tip: One Clean surface

It’s been a rough week. Bronchitis, Ear infection, Man cold… it’s ugly around here. Here is one of my little tips for maintaining sanity… clean one surface. I always go for the kitchen island. It is the center of our house and a magnet for clutter. Cleaning a desk top can have the same satisfying effect. Oh, and drink a glass of wine. That can also have a satisfying effect.

To celebrate my clean surface, I filled two giant canisters with the “evil whites,” sugar and flour, and channeled Ina (see photo 7.) Just don’t look just out of frame there to the left, there’s a sink full of dirty pans.

Oh, I also put all of our meds into a casserole dish, that helped with the sanity a little too.
 

What’s your quick tip for maintaining sanity?

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Jaime

your kitchen looks so gorg. for sanity i usually go with the wine first (as you know), but for me it's picking up the toys. i have to put the toys back in their boxes or my brain hurts and can't function.

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Tina

your kitchen does look great. makes me want to see the rest of your place!
i like your all things we need in a casserole dish idea. all 4 of us are sick at present so i can put it to use immediately.
i brace myself & do a hurry & get the whole house put back together dash. then crash.

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Jacinda

Thanks Kristi! It's granite called "wave." That's all the info I have. I'm not a huge fan of granite in general so I was reluctant to pick it but I really love it now!

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Laurie Marshall

I tend to clean when I'm annoyed. With my mostly easy-going demeanor, my house is usually a cluttered mess. But when I need to clean, the island is definitely the first thing done!

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Suzanne

I have a clutter corner. Your clean surface inspires me to tackle it and get rid of it. I do see the clutter and when it's gone, I see the space. I love the space so much more!

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