Your Own Inspiration

Do you love "before and afters" as much as I do?

Before

Before

kitchen remodel by Alice Lane

These don't even look like the same kitchen!!  Isn't the "after" beautiful?  I love "before and afters" because they show me what can be.  They make me smile and inspire me to look at life differently and raise my sights a little higher.  They are a source of inspiration that I appreciate and love.

I believe we can add inspiration to our everyday lives.  We can develop habits that raise the level of our living and in a sense, we can "pay it forward" as we spread that feeling to others.

Let me share with you a few simple ideas that can help us do that in our homes.

1-  Do not let mail accumulate.  Open it every day and throw out whatever is junk mail and take care of everything else without letting it sit around.

Go from this----  via huffingtonpost

Go from this----  via huffingtonpost

to this!!  via itsoverflowing

to this!!  via itsoverflowing

2-  Go to bed with a clean kitchen every day!!  No one likes cleaning a kitchen by themselves so make it fun and do it together in a fraction of the time and everyone can wake up to a great start of a new day with a clean kitchen.

Who wants to wake up to this?  via huffingtonpost

Who wants to wake up to this?  via huffingtonpost

An inspiring start for a new day for everyone!!             via pinterest

An inspiring start for a new day for everyone!!             via pinterest

3-  Before you leave a room, look around and see if anything needs to be put away where you are going. Take it with you and put it away when you get to that room.

None of these things belong in the kitchen. Take them with you as you leave the kitchen so they can be put away where they belong--- Not sure where the antlers go - Ha!!  via rosecole

None of these things belong in the kitchen. Take them with you as you leave the kitchen so they can be put away where they belong--- Not sure where the antlers go - Ha!!  via rosecole

It isn't difficult to keep countertops cleared off like this!!  via drnow.co

It isn't difficult to keep countertops cleared off like this!!  via drnow.co

We hope you find these three ideas helpful and they inspire you to create your own inspiration, that can also "pay it forward" to others, as you inspire them.  In a future post, I will share more ideas that have made life simpler and more inspiring for me.  Until then. . .

via pinterest

Happy week!!!