It’s like a swisher bath for your house (as we called a wet-soap-rinse-done bath when our guys were little), versus a deep soak. A quicker, lighter version of the ideal.
Sweep the floors, but only run around with the mop when your floors ask you to. (Or maybe put your dollars in the pocket of someone every couple weeks who’d be glad to do it for you?) Skim the dust on the lampshades with the duster in the odd minutes that happen soon enough. Save the deep-dive into the refrigerator, cupboards, oven, and bookcase for once a month.
Sure, there are non-negotiable once-dailies around our house - the bed made, dishes clean, laundry done, floors vacuumed. And the non-negotiable once-weeklies - a clean bathroom, fresh bedding, watered houseplants.
Everything else? Gone the summer way.
Because summer’s offerings are deep and broad and we shouldn’t miss what’s going on out there because we’re too-tightly wrapped in what’s dictating us in here. Let’s think about this. We’re the ones who manage our lot, which blessedly means that we can manage our lot. Whether we’re the keeper of our homes or we manage the keepers of our homes, a summer way of keeping might be just the thing that makes the summer sweeter.
The same things, differently. That’s the summer way.
The plant is a creeping fig. Love.
Salt & pepper are vintage.
Tiny cachepot is thrifted.
Platters are thrifted, similar here
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