The truly wealthy or blue blooded, all of them have someone to perform the more menial tasks for them.
I suggested recently, putting your towel out on the end of your bed or the edge of your vanity, beautifully folded with toiletries tucked inside.
You can extend that idea to much of your daily routine.
The trick is to think 8-12 hours ahead.
What will be happening eight hours, twelve hours, twenty four hours from now? What can you do NOW to make that run more smoothly or make it more luxurious?
For me, it will be dinner time in six hours. So I've just prepared a green salad in a pretty bowl and set the table with placemats, dinner plates, polished cutlery and linen serviettes. I even had time to iron the serviettes at this time of the day. Not essential but a nice touch. I've put a vase of greenery in the centre of the table too.
The gluten free Chicken Parmagiana is sitting in the fridge ready to pan fry and bake for a few minutes, and the potatoes are peeled, diced and soaking in water ready to be roasted.
Likewise, I had lunch ready early today. It's my Quinoa Salad, and it was like going to a café` to have it all ready to go, in a pretty bowl in the refrigerator. I ate it in the sunshine on my back verandah and felt very pampered.
Eight hours from now, we'll be heading off to bed. Our towels and toiletries are already laid out and fresh pyjamas are floating on the line in the sunshine, lightly scented with homemade Sunlight (Velvet) soap laundry detergent. They'll be neatly folded and snuggled inside the folds of our towels, perched on the end of our beds.
Twenty or so hours from now, we'll be going to breakfast at a friends house, so our clothes are already ironed and ready, and I've done a Bircher Muesli in a crystal bowl to take with us, and some gluten free currant buns, and butter whipped with icing sugar and lemon zest to go with them.
Berries need to be purchased at some stage today to add to the top of the Muesli, and I'll tackle that while I'm out collecting my daughter from school.
So here I sit now, the next 24 hours pretty much under control, and now I just have to find that cleaning pixie to do the dusting, polishing, mopping and vacuuming. Oh right....that's me.
Mind you, with home made Jasmine scented furniture polish and Eucalyptus cleaner, that task isn't all hard either.