The Weekend Recovery

The weather seems to be a bit more tolerable in the Midwest lately and our weekends seem to be packed with more and more projects, shopping and renovations. August brings us more festivals, auctions, antiquing, dinner parties and home repair. What tips do you have for getting your space back in shape after a long weekend of biting off more than you can chew (We can't be the only one's who work all weekend and shrug off picking up until Monday)?
Tell us after the jump...

Most of us are fairly responsible when it comes to cleaning as you go. We have long since learned that the maid does in fact NOT live here and that messes made fall into our hands to tidy up. But sometimes that just doesn't stop us for shrugging off our grown-up adult duties and moving on to the next thing.

How do you get your space back in tip top shape after a weekend of building things, bringing treasures home, having family and friends over, or even just a series of DIY household repairs. Do you start in one room, moving clockwards around it and work methodically? Or maybe you clean a bit of this and a bit of that, from different rooms until things are back in order? Perhaps you put an icepack back on your head, close your eyes, lay down and pretend the magic cleaning gnomes will take care of it all for you?

How do you recover? Let us know below!

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