“Decoration can be life-enhancing. It can make dinner parties more fun, kids happier, relaxing easier, talks more intimate, guests at ease. And to think decorating is often considered frivolous. Making a charmed and happy home is a noble endeavor.” – Deborah Needlemann
When I first read that quote is resonated with me because after so many years working full-time in the professional world, it can be quite a culture shock to become a stay-at-home mom, even if you fully believe in the “work” you are doing. Being a mom raising kids and creating a beautiful, inviting home. I still have contract legal jobs that I work on from home and have not ruled out returning full-time to the career I worked so hard for, but for now, HOME is where I find myself and where I get the most JOY out of life. We built this home from the ground up and, although I’ve learned so much along the way, this is a dreamy space that I feel so fortunate to call home. From the airy kitchen to the comfy living room and the sanctuary bedroom, I’m really happy here.
I mentioned long ago that with our large house, I don’t mind admitting I wanted/needed help keeping up with the cleaning and my friend Maria joined me in cleaning on Fridays. She is a Godsend and truly part of our family. We’ve been through life’s ups and downs together and her kids and my own are like brother and sisters. It can be overwhelming to keep a home of any size clean and okay to need help. But, since I’m home more now, I’ve been taking on the cleaning responsibility and just have her come help once in a while. She’s been gone this summer, but will return and help me on the big jobs like cleaning the baseboards, cabinets, and windows. And we get to catch up, chatting away all the while. 😉 I’m the type that operates better in a clean house, it just makes me relax and feel better. Of course, it’s not always clean and organized, but I do prefer it that way.
To clean our floors, I’ve had the Dyson Animal vacuum for about 7 years, and I still like it, but recently I heard about the Dyson DC59 Motorhead and I’m thinking of making the switch. It’s cordless! and a much slimmer design that our current model. It’s about a third of the weight too (4.9 pounds as opposed to 17.35 pounds). It cleans both hardwoods (our downstairs) and carpets (upstairs in the bedrooms), so that’s a great feature too. I try to cut corners by not sweeping the downstairs with a broom when possible, just using the vacuum instead, so ours gets a LOT of use.
I still have to carry our vacuum up the stairs and plug/unplug it, so I think the Dyson DC59 Motorhead would be better in that regard. Have you tried it? Any thoughts to share?
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