The only surface in my home I wouldn't advise a person to eat off is in the bathroom. I have cleaned floors, walls, sinks, toilets, counters, tubs and showers, windows, patio, and most everything else with the exception of the couch, which will be next. All I needed was a motivational video!
During the process I moved items around to bring a fresh feel to some rooms. I changed out the back of the powder room toilet to reflect the warmer weather and changed the top of the refrigerator to reflect the same. I have decided to go with the 'if it brings joy' philosophy. As an example: I feel a smile when I see the tin I turned into a toilet paper holder, but not the flower arrangement I put together to sit next to it. The arrangement served a purpose at the time, a purpose I no longer need. The arrangement will be donated to a young lady that is trying to get a comfortable home put together for her children. If there is someone who can enjoy the item, them the six dollars I spent on making it is not a waste of resources.
|I really wish I was better at photos. This arrangement is so much|
more charming than the photo reveals. For the summer months
I'm repurposing the paper roll holder to display soaps and
paper hand towels. The cap is tucked behind the tin.
|The large tin rooster appears to be proud that he is taller|
than anyone else. In winter months he has a spot on the
counter in front of the glass jars.
The next thing I'd like to talk about is nature. Nature thinks about every detail of recycling. A tree grows from a seed that came from a tree. Then in the fall it drops leaves to protect the soil and the leaves decompose to create new and enriched soil. This cycle is true for all vegetation. The foods we eat can be fully recycled, as well. A chicken lays eggs that provide protein. The shells can be washed and pulverized to provide calcium for the soil used to grow food. The chicken is roasted to provide the first meal. Then an additional meal can be formed with the left overs, say - chicken salad or chicken and gravy. The bones go into a pot with bits of meat on them, throw in a few veggies and soup is another meal. The bones can then be retrieved to provide stock that's used to create gravies and other soups. The only thing that's discarded is the bones, but only if you don't want to treat a cat.
I'm enamored with the cycle of natural things. Who of us could have provided such a complete removal system?