If you’re like me, you’re busy. Even the weekends are busy. I can’t count the number of times on a Friday I’ve been like, “Thank God it’s Friday!” and then said, “Oh…wait…I have just as much to do in the next two days as I did in the last five…”
However, this past weekend, I did three simple things (that didn’t take me long at all) and they honestly made my life a little bit easier.
1. I purchased a scrub brush for our shower
One of the selling points when we bought this house was the HUGE shower in the Master Bathroom. I still love that shower, but it’s not the easiest thing in the world to clean. Mostly because it’s so big…but also because it’s all tile. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed that I NOTICE the dirtiness when I’m actually in there taking shower, so I decided to fix that issue. I purchased the scrub brush, filled it with soap, and, for the past three days, as I’ve been in the shower I’ve searched for any bit of dirt I could find, and then spent a couple minutes at the end of my shower scrubbing it and then washing it down with our detachable shower head. Perfecto!
2. I purchased a bin for our pantry
Doesn’t everyone have a bag full of plastic grocery bags somewhere in their house? Please say you do and make me feel better! No worries, when I make a quick run to the grocery store, I use my re-usable shopping bags, but, once a week, when I go for a full haul, I still have them bag it in plastic bags. As I unload everything, I would take the bags and put them inside another bag in the bottom right-hand of our pantry. We use them daily for many things, the most common of which is cleaning out CoCo the kitty’s litter box (which happens at least twice a day). However, it was almost a once-a-day struggle to get the bags BACK into the bag…and if you left the pantry door open any amount of time, the animals would get in and PLAY in the bags…it was really getting annoying. So, bin purchased. Bags stored. No more frustration.
3. I cleaned the microwave
I don’t use the microwave too much myself – my hubby uses it more…and, poor man, I don’t know if he’d know how to clean the microwave if he wanted to! But I had noticed that it was getting a little bit yucky…at inconvenient times, though. Do you do that? It’s almost midnight and you suddenly see something that needs to be done and sleep is just more important? Yeah. Story of my life. So I placed a glass bowl of one part water one part vinegar in the microwave, ran it for 9 minutes and then wiped it down in about 5 minutes. And yes, I’ve opened it up several times since just to look and see how pretty and clean it is!
In the end, I probably spent about 15-20 minutes doing these three things combined. And believe me, I’ve gotten so much satisfaction over the frustration being gone that those 20 minutes were WELL worth it!
So what’s bothering you around YOUR house? Why not pick ONE thing this week and take care of it! You’ll be so glad you did! You’ll feel better, be less agitated, and be encouraged that you can make change if you want to!
What will YOU do this week?