Life Hack: Make Your Clean Space Attractive Enough to Motivate You to Keep It That Way

I love how our dining room table looks when it’s clean.

002 (800x533)Chairs pushed in and totally clear of clutter

The vase was a Christmas present from Nik’s brother and sister-in-law.  I love the structural beauty of it so I leave it on the table all the time, usually without flowers!

007 (800x534)ribbon embroidery table runner from a mountain town on the island of Thassos, Greece

I love how it looks enough that at night, even when I’m tired, I’m usually motivated enough to at least get the dishes off of it and into the kitchen.  This is not to say that I’m always motivated to actually wash those dishes.  But at least, that way, in the morning, we have a clean place to eat breakfast.

005 (800x533)photo bomb by Ellie! 🙂

Basically, how our table looks when it is clean is motivation enough for me to keep it clean and uncluttered (most of the time!).  This was not true before I added the runner and vase.  But with those two things of beauty there in the middle, I get annoyed with anything else breaking up the view.

Now, I need to figure out how to make our computer desk beautiful because I have a terrible time keeping that cleaned off!

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7 Responses to Life Hack: Make Your Clean Space Attractive Enough to Motivate You to Keep It That Way

  1. I SO agree….when my table is clean my whole being is calmer!! Why is it just so hard to keep that way :/

  2. Nikki says:

    I’m so glad you like it Laura! Motivates me to keep trying for thoughtful presents…I never know if I’ve succeeded 😉

  3. Pingback: May 2014/April-May 2015 Sewing: A [really imperfect] Table Runner | Salmon and Souvlaki

  4. Bristol says:

    This is a good tip. I have a problem with our spaces getting cluttered but I feel so happy and at peace when my surfaces are clear and my decorative pieces are better displayed.

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