Tuesday, March 27, 2007

An Enjoyable Way To Get The Housework Done

I have been wanting to make my own inspiration cards for a while, a deck that´s a little more practical than the ones I´ve seen. I like housework and have learnt to keep my house in order but I leave some things too long and have to do a stressfull whirlwind clean-up when guests are coming over. I made a list of jobs and then cut out magazine and catalogue photos to suit them and glued them onto some thin cardboard. I have a part-time job for which I am quite well-paid and appreciated BUT I spend a lot more time working in my home and, as a lot of you know, this is not a well-paid and always appreciated job so it´s nice to see some rewards for the hard work. Of-course seeing the family happy and healthy is very rewarding but I often find that I´m spending my time and energy taking care of everyone else and forgetting to take care of myself. SO, on the back of my cards I have little rewards for myself. Once a job is done, I can shuffle the deck and pick a lovely treat. I am certainly going to enjoy housework a lot more in future!
To all those hardworking women out there - don´t forget to reward yourselves! You can adapt a deck like this to any chores OR make just a reward deck to shuffle whenever you need a little something to brighten your day.

13 comments:

sognatrice said...

This is an adorable idea. Not sure it'd make me *want* to do the chores any more, but I'd sure have fun making the cards :)

Karen Beth said...

What a wonderful and clever idea. I love this!

Laini Taylor said...

What a great idea, Claudia! And your deck is so lovely and inspiring!

Denise said...

The best idea ever...I am going home to make some of these tonight. My daughter may even like this idea..Thank you.

HoBess said...

Oh Claudia, on a day where endless chores have made me quite blue, you of course bring amazing color into my world. This does seem to make it so much more fun! What a great idea. And I love the way you mix the pictures and then mix it all with the papers. Lovely as always ...

Mirre said...

Lovely idea! If no-one pats you on the back, you'd better do it yourself, right ;))

Alexandra S said...

I had a women's trauma group I led last year make inspiration decks for themselves that they could carry in their purses and I've been meaning to make myself one. I love yours! And I was ogling your Polish pottery in the last post-I'm catching up happily on your posts tonight. So glad you are doing so very well Claudia!

Gypsy Purple said...

What a stunning idee!!!!!
I love it!!!

Wenda said...

I don't love housework, but I love your idea. Maybe I'm ready to change my attitude.

Jamie said...

Claudia, this is a brilliant idea! It's so beautiful and inspiring. I love that it really concretely, visually connects household chores with why they are worth doing! And fantastic idea putting a reward right there! I'm impressed and inspired!

Judy Wise said...

OH, I love your blog (just discovered it) and will put you on my bloglines. What wonderful ideas you have! Thanks for sharing them.

Eren said...

Love this idea so much!!!!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

This is such a brilliant idea. Found some beautiful photos in my magazines...love it.