Big news in my life: Snooki might just be my own personal Martha Stewart. Seriously. See, I love having a clean house, but I have a really tough time motivating myself to actually do the mopping and organzing and folding and ... yawn. Like, why can't Mary Poppins just show up and do that snappy finger thing and make everything put itself away?! Cleaning is sooooooo boring. Or it was. Because thanks to Snooki, I think I finally figured out a way to making tidying up tolerable! The other day, Snooki made the following announcement on Twitter:
"Today was cleaning day. It's only appropriate to rock red lipstick in lounge clothes."
And then she linked to these super-cute pics on Instagram. Aww, she looks so happy, I thought. To be cleaning the house! Hey ... can we say lightbulb moment?!
That's right: I rooted around in my makeup drawer until I found the reddest red lipstick I owned, puckered up, pushed up my sleeves and got to work -- housework, that is. Hey, why not? June Cleaver always wore pearls to vacuum, right?
Like good old June, I started with the floors. Because, between you and me, I kind of like the whole Swiffer thing. It's sort of like a toy! So I did all my floors with a dry swiffer and then a wet swiffer and then I was like, Damn, lookit my sparkly floors!
Then I went to check out my red lips in the bathroom mirror and yikes, toothpaste splatter spots everyplace! So I cleaned the bathroom mirror, and then the rest of the bathroom looked dingy by comparison so I cleaned the tub and the toilet and the sink.
At which point I began to feel my enthusiasm fading. Maybe I needed another coat of lipstick, I thought, and went back to my bedroom, figuring I'd freshen up my pout and then maybe change the bedsheets.
But ... I walked in there and started looking around at the piles of unopened mail on the desk and the odd assortment of crap on top of the dresser (lint roller, vitamin bottles, broken sunglasses, roll of scotch tape, empty bag of dog treats, etc.) and, well, it was all just so overwhelming and the bedsheets probably weren't too dirty for me to take a quick nap in them, right?
Tomorrow is another fricken day, after all.
What gets you motivated to clean your house?
Image via snookinic/Instagram
Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside