My house needs attention, not just pick up-put away-cleaning, but it is tired looking. I’ve been feeling the need to perk it up, but have been practicing “leaving the house.” After all, I was working on a writing-speaking project, plus updating my website. Actually, the website update was a necessity I could no longer avoid. Now that it’s done, I am forcing myself to move the house up a notch on mypriority list.
But I’m struggling to make myself do the prep work necessary before the fun stuff can commence:
- purging bookshelves, closets, and dressers
- sorting through piles of things I couldn’t decide what to do with during the last purge—if it’s still in a pile, it goes
- Readying walls. doors, and windows for painting and trimming the edges so my husband will roll (a partnership developed over times to match our skill sets and temperament).
Brittney’s picture showed up in my Pinterest feed this morning (while I was icing my bum knee, so not really procrastinating). But I’m so glad I saw it, because now I know—it’s time to change my attitude from “waah” to “blessed.” I have a home, family and friends who fill it, hands and the know-how to do the work. I’m retired so I can set my own schedule. So what if the budget is limited—I get to be creative.
So here’s the plan:
- On weekdays, do the grunt work first thing in the morning for minimum of an hour, until it’s done.
- Put all the “to the thrift store” stuff in the car as it is packaged up and deliver it weekly.
The fun stuff is coming soon!