Most people seem to think I have it all together. This is hilarious to me, because I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT. Not even a little! I think that’s one reason why I never allow myself to stop and take a break, because there’s always something I can see that needs to be accomplished!
I have learned something, though. Even though I can look around and see things that need to be accomplished, it’s okay to not get everything completed at the same time! Easy does it! So I just thought I’d do a post today to encourage those who feel overwhelmed with all there is to do around their homes. It’s okay! You don’t have to do it all at once! Easy does it! Just go little by little! Let me show you what I mean: here are three things I did in three different rooms of my house that made a difference…and were cost-effective and EASY!
1. I added curtains to the sliding glass doors in the living room
The blinds have been there since we moved in, but I hadn’t been able to find the right curtains for the sliding glass doors in our living room in over a year. I searched everywhere I could think of with no luck. The funny thing was, I was actually at Target with my hubby looking for curtains for the DINING ROOM when he picked these up and said, “What about these?” “No,” I said, “Those aren’t the right style for the Dining Room. Nice for the Living Room, but not the Dining Room, babe.”
**Insert “ah-ha” moment here**
“OH! Those are PERFECT for the Living Room!!!”
**Insert my husband rubbing his ear here**
Long story short, he picked out the rod to go with them, too (I was so impressed!) and we hung them ourselves! (Hanging them ourselves is a BIG deal, people! We are not the handiest folks in the world…and we’ve never hung curtains before!) I was thrilled with how they turned out – I feel like they warmed up the entire room!
2. I added a welcome basket to the guest room
I always want to make sure our guests are comfy, and someone gave me this basket and these hygiene items, so I decided to use them for our guests! I’ll add things like bottled water and snacks to this basket when folks visit, and in case they forget anything, they’ll be all set! (It’s the little touches that make a difference!)
3. I added wall decor to the office
My husband is a fan of Coca Cola, if you couldn’t tell, so I’m constantly picking up Coke stuff here and there and everywhere. We decided to use it to decorate our office with, which is working out nicely! I had all three of these signs, I just had to hang them up! So that’s all I did!
I say all that to say this: don’t be overwhelmed. Just pick one thing and focus on it and get it taken care of! You’ll feel so much better about the state of your home, and you’ll have the inspiration to do something else, and before you know it…you won’t be overwhelmed anymore! Easy does it!
What’s the ONE THING you’re thinking of that you will do in YOUR home?