Monday, November 30, 2009
Merry Merry Monday
In preparation for the Big Holiday, I thought of some things we mamas (or dads) might want to put on our christmas lists. That is, if we value cleaning above diamonds and vacations, which I do. Who's with me? Seriously, just a few ideas for making cleaning easier, based on the testimony of friends and my own experience.
The simple beauty of these nearly brings tears to my eyes, and the general state of closets pre-organizer reduces me to full-blown sobs. How about it? There are zillions of varieties, whether your list is more IKEA in nature or Target:
This is a must-have, it's high atop my list. It's the most ingenious household cheat since sweeping everything under the rug. Now my puny regular lint roller seems inferior and antiquated. This one means business:
This idea is borrowed from uber-fabulous chef, baker, housekeeper, host, organizer, and friend, Jacob. I don't cook so I'd likely fill these with OxiClean and Ajax, but for those of you who are much better homemakers than I, these are charming and will open up worlds of cupboard space:
And for thoroughbred organizers, folks I know are bananas for these label makers. Personally, having had one, I am not to be trusted with one, lest my children not only be branded "Quinn" and "Reilly," but labels specifying "left arm," "Mom's least favourite t-shirt," "The hat Mom doesn't like," and "Growing up too fast. :( " But, I had to feature these, as they are thrilling when used in moderation:
Finally, for those whose Santas are more indulgent, I have heard these lauded from my own hometown all the way to London, and am starting to catch the fever myself. I have been a Kirby fan and owner since I sold them in 1996 but to hear people, namely Mesina, speak of her, well, affair, with hers, what's not to want? Try asking for this baby:
Hopefully this gave you some ideas as to helpful, and in some cases, luxurious cleanliness-oriented gifts for which to ask that jolly man. Or treat yourselves. Or tell me to go to hell and that you want your tennis bracelet. Just some thoughts.
-Back to basics with a bang.
-Finish tidying up all traces of Thanksgiving.
-Pick the spot in which your tree will go and start getting for that monster endeavor. This has never been a favourite of mine, but I do hope you all enjoy putting up your trees. Perhaps post your best tricks for keeping the pine needles from becoming a plague.
-Try Starbucks' new carmel something latte. OMG. I had never had a latte, and got one last night because I was frozen solid. Heaven.
-Get rid of one bag's worth of anything, to make room for Santa.
Have a great day. :)