January 31st, 2010

purikuri with saya

On Vox: Decorations and cleaning tips

So I have been on a decoration trend lately.  I added more ribbons to my princess curtain along my bed... my bed is till not how I want it... there is something else i feel like i need to do before it is done.  I think I need to add another color ribbon... all pink is just too much.  I think some white or ivory ribbon would really help.

but I have had this ugly wire hanging down from the air conditioner outlet since moving into my apartment.  I have my computer connected to this.  But, as we all know, cables and wires are the worst eyesore for ANYY room.  You can have the most beautiful, cleanest room in world, but having a cable in site will cause it to look UGLY.  Cables and wires are the WORST in tearms of clutter.  so you really need to be creative to get rid of them, without getting rido f thiem

Well, I have declared war on CLUTTER because I, as a lolita, am ANTI-CLUTTER in all shapes, forms, what-so-ever.   

I found this great blog today which I am going to really read through!  I think it may have some great tips for keeping our princess rooms... well princessy! 


I found a great little suggestion on this blog... and it gave me a great idea to make good use of my ugly eyesore of a cable!  


I had the ribbon from when I last went to America.   I got the flower at the 100 yen store... I think I need to finish the rest of this nasty cable, and make something pretty to look at in my room!

Also, I have developed some rules for keeping your room nice and tidy.  THESE are a must.

1) Make your bed everyday.  Your bed is always the most noticeable thing in your room... and if it is unmade, then your room will look terribly messy.  So keep them nice

2) Dirty cloths go in the laundry basket immediately, not on the floor.   This is a MUST

3) Do not put anything on the floor which does not belong on the floor... this includes dust and crumbs and so on.  If you can make it for 3 weeks straight without putting anything on the floor that doesn't belong on the floor (or will be cleaned up after use.. I draw on the floor all the time, but then put everything back when I am done)   you will have a clean room for the rest of your life.

3.5) using a simple vacuum everyday is a great way to keep your floors clean.  I just use a small canister vacuum, and it works great!    Dust and hair really piles up fast, and 

4) Sticky notes:  Make them, hurry up finish the task so you can get rid of the note.  As a rule of thumb, you should never keep a sticky note for more than 24-48 hours.   

5)Directional cleaning.  THIS is a good one.   If your room is a total mess and you don't know where to start.   Start on one side and work your way towards a goal (what you really want to be doing)   I always want to be on my computer... so I keep it at the back of my room.  I tell myself I CANT use my computer until I have cleaned up to it.   SO i start on the other end of my room and work my way to my computer.   

5.1)  Top-down cleaning.  Although the effectiveness of top-down management is debatable in the business world, Top-down management is very effective in the cleaning world.  Work you way from the top of your room.. the top of shelves which NEVER get cleaned, and do the floor last.  The floor is cleaned more often than the top of shelves.   A top-down approach assures that your room remains nice and clean!

6) remember, everything you have has a home, and it too likes to go home at night.  You don't like to stay at work and school at night... well objects don't want to stay in their work place at night either.  Make sure everything is home for the night.

7) don't sleep with dirty dishes.   Make sure they are all clean before you go to sleep.  Unlike what my roommate in college used to say, there is absolutely NO need to soak dishes overnight. I have been hand-washing dishes now for over 15 years.  Trust me soaking dishes for 5 min is more than enough to get rid of any grunge off of them.   With hot water, any grunge can come off soon.  The whole idea of soaking dishes over-night is just an expression of our procrastination.

Well, I hope these tips help you make and KEEP your princess rooms nice and pristine!

good luck!

Originally posted on jyoshikousei16.vox.com