Monday, January 3, 2011

itch to clean

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I am cleaning house and I mean business this time. My front porch looks like a garage sale and Magic Erasure has come out to play...my walls are sicko. Anyway if the above space was mine I would no doubt set a couple of the items out on the front porch because I am craving a simple and clean space. Don't get me wrong though I do love many of the elements from the above space. How about the cow picture above the sofa?

How are all of you doing out there in blogland? Anybody else have the cleaning itch?

[images via here}

24 comments:

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Yes! I want to purge my house...toddlers sure have a way of turning everything into a mess. And I'm addicted to magic erasers.

Bromeliad said...

YES! I did it all weekend. Even vacuumed under the bed. Tossed out knick knacks. My place looks like an institution.

Lavender and Lilies said...

I have soooo had the cleaning itch. I'm totally nesting right now. I don't get the cows. It's a cool size of a picture although cows would not be my obvious pick. I have been in this mood to throw away everything I own.

Caitlin at the Desert Domicile said...

YES! We're on the same page :)

I spent most of my weekend donating items I don't want or need anymore and listed some furniture I have no use for on Craigslist just to get it out of my house so I have have more space!

kelleyp said...

yes i too have the cleaning itch! my pantry is a dreadful mess.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

hey I have one of those pillows on the top sofa. 3rd from the left! I don't know why I find that so exciting... haha.

and yes, spent all day cleaning yesterday and plan to do more this week. It always feel good to start the year off clear and fresh.

Katie of Modern Oasis said...

Exactly...feeling like it's time to clean out the closets and get everything in it's place! We took a van-ful of stuff to Goodwill before Christmas and there is more to come...Yeah!
XOXO
Katie

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I'm with you on the cleaning and organizing kick. I do this every January, but I'm just tired of the extra things around at Christmas and love to try and put a little bit of order into our lives come January.

angela | the painted house said...

Christina, you may want to get that itch checked out by a doctor. (pa-dum-dum!)

I just told my husband today, "Spring cleaning has come early this year!" I know of what you speak.

Speaking of Erasure: I finally checked out your music tonight--eclectic tunage, my dear. Enjoy the Celine Dion I added for your listening pleasure.

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

ME! I have all of the New Year itches...Cleaning, working out, cooking more, etc, etc, etc. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Not necessarily in the mood to clean, but loving these two images you've parked up here. Good luck with the purging.
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Amanda said...

have i been cleaning like crazy? no. do i need to? always. do i actually WANT to? YES! get rid of clutter. scrub places that don;t get scrubbed. lose what we don't use. etc.

thanks for the motivation... wouldn't it be more fun if girlfriends got together and had cleaning parties? hmmm...

ola appletea said...

really great! :) best!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

my house is such a mess! I had dinner with friends last night and we discussed the wonders of the magic eraser. life changing

Laura said...

I've been winter cleaning fool! I do it every year after the decorations are put away.

The Bella Life said...

The cleaning bug smacked me across the face last Saturday. I've been organizing, dusting, wiping walls.... Once I feel like things are in order, it will be time to redecorate the office! I'm cleaning just so I can pull everything out of my office and mess the house up again. (Wow, sorry for the rant)

-Camberley

The Zhush said...

Yup, must be cabin fever, cause I am feeling that exact same itch!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Yes. Im cleaning. It seems the more I clean the more stuff appears. Wassup with that?

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

lemondropdreams said...

My hubby & I organized some this weekend. Yesterday I cleaned my DIsgusting house. It was pretty bad...

Gina said...

Like you wouldnt believe!! I cant wait until the weekend to de-Christmas my house and go back to clutter free home! :)

Michaela said...

I love cleaning. In fact, I may like it a little too much! Good luck! (:

Bridget said...

magic erasers are unreal.

LindsB said...

oh man I love these photos!! The chairs in the bedroom are delish.

And I wish I could leave the office right now to clean, I just know i'm going to go home and it will still be messy- hate that

Corie said...

Those photos are inspiring, though. Is that a carpet on the wall? Hmmm... This New York janitorial services has been helping me since the end of the Holidays. We put away all the decorations. But they'll be back again this weekend and we'll be vacuuming the living room and bedroom carpets.
I suggest you consider commercial cleaning services (New York is where we found ours, just near the neighborhood) to help you out with the heavy tasks like putting away a furniture, moving this and that, etc.

Anyway, how's your progress going?