The Organized Life, Cleaning Incentives

I have a little confession to make…

I hate house cleaning…I know you’re thinking, “yeah, who doesn’t” but I seriously hate it


While I was doing laundry I noticed that there was a lot of OLD junk on the shelves the area could use some cleaning up and the dryer was scratched, hmmm…


I have resort to little tricks and incentives to spur myself along…

Like rearranging the furniture, that really helps getting all the dust bunnies up from under the couch…and if there is a project to look forward to


like painting the washing machine…I will zip right through the cleaning part!


Just some blue swirlies to liven things up a bit!  A happy surprise when you open the doors~


I wonder what HH is going to think…. he already tells people I will paint anything that doesn’t move…


He’s probably going to think I’ve been at the beach too long

painted dryer

Maybe he won’t even notice!


There’s supposed to be water in a laundry room!

laundry room mermaid

Some of us are quite happy about it~


It seems like the most natural thing in the world! And hey, I did clean and straighten the shelf and threw a ton of old crap stuff away…I even cleaned out under the kitchen sink…and the pantry…


Okay, that’s enough cleaning for one day


let’s go to the beach!

Note: I used Liquitex Glossies Acrylic Paint~the paint can be scratched but with just soft laundry tossed on the dryer it should be fine~ I chose an abstract design so it can be easily touched up.  I can also remove it all with “Goof off. ”


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Between Naps on the Porch

Off the Hook

Masterpiece Monday

The Dedicated House

Coastal Charm

The Scoop

A Stroll Thru Life

The Gunny Sack

The Style Sisters

Savvy Southern Style

Work it Wednesday

Katherine’s Corner

Posed Perfection

Glitter Glue and Paint

Crafts a la Mode



16 Responses to “The Organized Life, Cleaning Incentives”
  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Is there such a thing as being at the shore for too long??? It turned out cute:@)

  2. Too cute! I seriously hate housework of any kind. I am pretty sure I was a queen or something in a former life.

  3. cupcake1657 says:

    Love what you did to make “cleaning” bearable…love the beach and anything that goes with it.

  4. Fun and cute idea. You have started a trend.
    Have a great week.

  5. Kitty says:

    I love your solution, Jenna, for scratched appliances!! Plus,the design just makes me happy. You’re just so creative. Did you hubby notice?? I hope so!

    • Thanks Kitty, and NO he hasn’t noticed yet, even though he grabs stuff from in there all the time! My son noticed and just laughed and said “I’ve never heard of anyone painting their dryer before” 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    So clever and fun for your seaside abode Jenna! Who wouldn’t want to enjoy the ocean waves with the laundry ?! I am the world’s worst housekeeper, the dust bunnies thrive here 🙂

  7. Erlene says:

    What a cute idea…the possibilities are endless. Will have to keep this in mind when I get bored of my white machines.

  8. Kim says:

    You are so fun,Jenna! I love the new look. Hey, does HH ever go in there? Maybe he won’t notice. Enjoy your spruced up shelf and “characterized” equipment! It looks great. 🙂

    • HH hasn’t said a word!! He does open the doors all the time to get cleaning stuff and towels…he will all of a sudden say something like I like your dress, and it will be something I’ve had for years! Men!

  9. Nici says:

    How fun! Life at your house must be so colorful! I love it! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

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