I hate cleaning, and I need a strong motivator to get me going, like an impending visit from a college friend or the soul-crushing screech of my mom's nagging. Considering that I dislike it so very hard, I've created a system of cleaning that gets things looking passable just about as fast as possible. Cleaning the oven should be done in parts. Here's how I do it…
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Back in my wild-partying days, I used to do this thing for myself: before I went out, I'd get my bedroom all set up to be the perfect come-down/hangover den. I'd make the bed and fold back the blanket. I'd leave the twinkly lights on. I'd set a glass of water on the bedside with a couple Advil, right next to the stereo remote. Basically, I got really good at anticipating my compromised mental/emotional state, and pre-creating a space to make it a little easier.
In my kitchen now, I've used the same idea to create the perfect caffeine altar.
If you have room, you have to do me a favor and take advantage of Retro Planet's free shipping deal on their retro diner booths. Wanna take a few measurements of your breakfast nook, or maybe your game room, and then check out some of these awesome booths? If you promise to get one of these and let me live vicariously through you, I'll show you my dream booth. Lookie…
Just because your lease commands that your place remain "rental beige" doesn't mean that you can't make your home colorful, useful, and glittery. Yeah, I said glittery! Check out one Homie's de-beigeifying work-arounds.
I'm working in Maui right now. Aloha, bitches! So I'm inspired to talk about one of my favorite decorating tools to instantly give your home an instant island feel — bamboo fencing! It's obviously useful as fencing, but also has many indoor and outdoor uses to make your home feel like a tropical vacation.