Do you dread cleaning your house and washing dishes? One of those unavoidable routines right?
I say we should bring some joy into those daily chores, with scent and colour the method way.
The method way is all about creating delightful surprises and making things better for people and the planet, whilst doing things in a design-led, colourful way.
Did you know that that 69% of people felt a bright Summer’s day made them happier than designer shoes and social media likes (survey by Morar).
In fact over half of people felt happier and more optimistic when surrounded by bright colours.
method’s cleaning products are both colourful and smell divine. So divine, that you may not want to stop cleaning. Okay, maybe a slight exaggeration!
I love method’s packaging and the fact that all their products are naturally derived, with biodegradable ingredients.
I find cleaning somewhat therapeutic after a hard day at work.
Colour and scents can only enhance it right? From the lilac coloured multi-surface cleaner that transports you to the scented lavender fields of Provence, to the Amber coloured wood floor cleaner that fills your head with the sweet scent of Almond, to the pink hand wash that smells of Pomegranate fizz and more. To mark the launch of ‘the method way’ movement, method brought a colourful surprise to commuters last month at London’s Southbank.
Underneath that ‘Grab a mop + keep it clean’ sign on the floor is a stunning piece of artwork, that has reimagined London in technicolour. Cleaning products in the trolley ready for the big clean. Passers by and commuters were offered mops to clean the floor.
I was there in anticipation of the reveal.
It was actually raining that day, which certainly helped with the cleaning.
Those who took up the challenge appeared to be having so much fun,
even on a rainy work day.
Yellow floor cleaner that smelt of the Lemon Ginger from faraway spas of Thailand. As the rain stopped, the rainbow emerged. “Colour and brightness raises our endorphins and generally makes us happier, with the recognition of how simple things are still relevant in maintaining our general wellbeing.” says psychologist Emma Kenny.
She goes on to advise on some of the little things in life that we can do to make it happier, such as a digital detox ( very hard for me, but maybe I’ll give it a go when I go off on Summer holidays), smile more even if it is fake ( apparently our brains can’t tell the difference and will automatically release happy brain chemicals), spend more time with people you love and carry out random acts of kindness. Here it is. London’s grey skyline reimagined with colour. This 3D recyclable artwork was created by The Outside Collective. Cleaning just got fun right? In fact, you have to take a peek at this video by animator Abbie Stephens, as she brings to life the happiness in cleaning #themethodway.
Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this. Have a lovely week.
( The first 4 photos are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. The others were provided by method. This is a sponsored collaborative post with method).