Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Motivation: Dust your lightbulbs

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I had to chuckle while writing this because I was imagining your response to this Monday Motivation!  "She's nuts".  "She has too much time on her hands".  Or my favorite, "She's just too tidy".  Yes, all of these comments have been directed to me at one time or another. 

Truth is, I have an eye for things that need to be cleaned.  I can't help it.  Now, that doesn't mean that everything in my home is clean (or tidy).  On the contrary, I often get sidetracked with a  project and neglect everything else around me. 

My point is, while you're up on a ladder decorating the house for Christmas, go around and check your light bulbs.  Do any of them need to be replaced because they're burnt out?  I finally replaced two light bulbs in my foyer light while hanging the mistletoe.  

When setting up for Christmas, I have to rearrange my family room to make room for the tree and that includes moving lamps.  Since I'm rearranging, I might as while clean.  Clean light bulbs give off more light and help the bulb to be more efficient.  We could all use a bit more light during the dark days of winter. To clean them, simply wipe the cool bulb with a paper towel or clean rag that has been sprayed with Sparkle Cleaner

If you have to replace a bulb in a glass fixture, go ahead and clean the glass while your standing up on a ladder.  It will help the bulb to shine brighter.



 We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.      Dwight L. Moody

3 comments:

  1. Something I never think of often either. :)

    Please don't talk about ceiling fans! Oh my!!!

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  2. Isn't it amazing how bright everything is when you dust the bulbs??? Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Light bulbs - I think about dusting those about once every 5 years LOL It would probably be a good idea to get all those dead flies out of my ceiling lights though!

    I love that quote!!

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