Housework and a bit of Unique Interior Design
(Sorry for swearing, ‘Housework’ is not always a word that people take kindly to)
I pride myself on my housekeeping and interior design skills. I’m ace at it. In fact, I’m so good at it, I feel I should share my expertise with you…..so you too can be as accomplished as I am.
Tip Number 1:
This is a great interior design idea because it also means that you have to walk slightly sideways at the top of the stairs in order to pass the bookcase without knocking books onto the floor, causing a ‘Bookalanche.’ Bookalanches should be avoided, especially if they involve large hardback slippery books. Small paperbacks are not as dangerous, although are still to be treated with caution. Either type can cause you to fall head first down lots of stairs. *Slippery-slip…Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy ….’OW!’*
Tip Number 2:
‘Everything in it’s place!’ as my grandma used to say. Well, this is the place I keep my jewellery. I can instantly find whatever I want to wear which is really good. Then again, I can very rarely disentangle whatever it is I want to wear, so perhaps this isn’t actually all that good after all. Hmm…. Dear potential burglars, this is all worth about £2 and is mostly home-made and charity shop fodder. Just sayin’
Some of my beads and bracelets have ended up on the floor, not because I’ve put them there though. They just like it there I think. As long as I use the vacuum cleaner carefully and don’t disturb them it’s all fine.
Tip Number 3:
Most people look on cardboard boxes as temporary things, the sort of thing you use when you move house and then chuck out afterwards. Not us! My mum used to be a school dinner lady, so we have inherited frozen chip boxes which are mega strong and useful. My sister used to work in a factory that made biscuits and cakes, so we probably have a few labelled ‘Cake’ too. These boxes are good and strong and will last for years, so why shouldn’t we have at least 5 of them in our bedroom? When the ceiling lights aren’t on at night, and we can’t see very well, they’re fabulous for falling over. Now that’s practical interior design for you! Don’t throw away boxes! Just work around them. Like forever.
Tip Number 4:
You’ve heard the phrase ‘Tidy house, tidy mind!’ Well, I can go one better. ‘Cluttered house, cluttered-interesting-but-full-of-really-rather-random things…mind!’ That’d be my house/me. Oh and dusting is pointless, if you dust it just all floats up into the air and then settles again. Besides, I like writing in it.
Tip Number 5:
We like playing Tetris with things, you should try it. Really. Just wear proper shoes if you have a full on game because when stuff falls off the shelf it tends to be heavy and hurt your toes if you’re not wearing shoes. I know this from experience.
Tip Number 6:
Beware of piling things on top of the microwave though, I was once told that it can cause it to blow up. This interior design style, otherwise known as ‘teetering’ is perfect for really narrow kitchens. It stops our cat jumping on the sides too, because there are no sides to jump on to. Clever eh!
We are interior design geniussess, I’m sure you’ll agree.
(This is a sponsored post and this is actually my home. If there is such an organisation as the ‘House Police,’ I think we may be arrested shortly.)