A project for me: repair - or something separate from the norm.
for this month - My living room/front room is being redone - I am taking wallpaper off 15 minutes a day and that's all because life is busy (lol and I am slow) - I do a little something each day in that room except for Sunday and sometimes Saturday.
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This week we are in Zone 3. It is the main bathroom in our home. I had not really changed to look of this room in the last 17 years since we remodeled. I started by decluttering my baskets.
Bathroom Remodel Image
These baskets were worn out and ugly. I was able to eliminate one big basket and and rearrange the shelving. My everyday clothes were decluttered by half. Robert made me some simple dividers in the bins. I had the small basket and bought the bins. They were only $35 for four of them. I only used three. Then I cleared my bathroom counter. I love the fresh new feeling of my bathroom. Just a few simple changes made all the difference.
Now I am in purple puddles. This is the feeling I want you to have every single day. I want peace to open up its arms and hug you when you walk in the door. It all starts with that shiny sink. This feeling is contagious.
I know you can't see the importance of shining your sink when the rest of the house is overwhelming you! But you have to start someplace and this is where I started.
Go shine your sink and practice keeping shining. When you do this, the dishwasher will get emptied because you need a place to put your dirty dishes. You can't put them in that clean and shiny sink after all. Then your counter tops get clear because the sink is beautiful. Then the stove says clean me too and before you know it your whole kitchen
is gleaming and all you really did was shine your sink. This doesn't happen all at once.
If we did it all at once we would crash and burn.
FLre: zones - you are not behind at all!
I used to think I had to do everything in the zone week. Not any more - sometimes I have more energy and time and I can do more but sometimes I can't. An example: last week was the kitchen zone and all I could do is wash out the utensil drawer, take a swiffer fluffy thing and wet it and surface wiped the fronts of the cabinets (10 minutes at the tops because I wiped the outside). Nothing more. Yes I would have loved (loved) if a team of workers, fairies or what ever, would have come in and do all of the zone!
I think, for me, I realize I am being a disorganized perfectionist, ( because I think I have to do it all or nothing). I have to snap back to reality that one thing is better than nothing. It is not a failure by any means. I do the same - I let it go! Lately I have been singing the song Let it Go when I see something I can't get to - thank goodness my dear family hasn't sent me to the "home" yet!
D lucy - You are always so busy and helping others as well! Congratulations on what you did! I have to admit the bedrooms are my worst areas - I find them so boring and nothing seems to get done each zone. You can come to my house when that zone comes up and I will come to your house when you have a zone that you don't like. I think you are a great person d lucy. I so enjoy your company here and all over the board!!!
I no longer go over 15 minutes in an area - because I am lazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miJnGNqxNGM