clean living in 2019.
by victoria comment

1/23/19

black and white kitchen with tree branch arrangement in glass vase on kitchen island. / sfgirlbybay

i know it’s a bit of a cliché but like many of you, i’ve vowed to begin 2019 with a clean slate. over the holiday break i cleaned and tidied (how often are we hearing that word in january due to ?) and i’ve stocked my kitchen with only the freshest, and healthiest ingredients. i’ve ditched sugar, alcohol, carbs, dairy, grains and legumes (call it the whole30) and am much feeling better already. the only thing that makes this way of living more challenging is that i find i must commit to cooking more and with that comes a lot of prep — healthy eating requires a few more steps. all that chopping and juicing means a lot more kitchen clean up, too. though i love the look, my dark hardwood floors tend to show a lot of what ends up on the floor while cooking and that drives me barking mad (not to mention my dog lucy’s mess!). i have a bit of OCD in the dirt department, so i’m very happy to have recently partnered with and their new cordless Cordless Vacuum with Technology which is making the task of keeping the kitchen clean so much easier.

Oreck POD vacuum. / sfgirlbybay

i remember maxwell gillingham-ryan saying in his book that one of the most important investments in your home is a good vacuum, and i think that’s so true — you have to start from the ground up, so to speak. is super lightweight so getting out the vacuum is no big deal (i keep it tucked in a corner next to the fridge), in fact, it’s easy to do a clean sweep after cooking (or anytime you need a quick clean-up). and Oreck’s Cordless Vacuum features this cool, self-sealing POD Technology that captures and contains dust and dirt, and it self-seals preventing that irksome dust cloud that spreads when you’re emptying a traditional bagless vacuum, making it convenient and mess-free. Just drop a fresh POD in to start, it lasts about a month and an LED light lets you know when it’s time to change it. if you’ve joined me in eating and cooking clean this year, i think you’ll like adding to your new regimen. happy, healthy and a very clean new year!

Oreck cordless POD vacuum. / sfgirlbybay

cordless POD vacuum by Oreck for wood floors. / sfgirlbybay

juicer in vintage modern kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

cordless Oreck POD vacuum for kitchens. / sfgirlbybay

Oreck vacuum with POD technology. / sfgirlbybay

clean kitchen island with tree branch arrangement in glass vase. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.

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6 responses to “clean living in 2019.”

  1. If I may: grains & légumes are super good for you, not sure why ditch them? Celery, on the other hand, is very high in sodium resulting to high blood pressure

    • I am reducing the grains & legumes just for a while because of the inflammation legumes can cause, and grains just because I’m trying to lose weight and then I’ll slowly introduce them back into my diet. I didn’t know that about celery, but thank you!

  2. Hello,

    I like this post. I am a clean freak myself. My meile vacuum is my very best friend. May I ask what type of juicer you have in the picture? I am looking around for one for myself. High five to living clean in all areas of life!

    • thank you! that’s actually a vintage farm table that was my mother’s and we had a piece of caesarstone custom cut to fit the top and match my countertops. :)

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