Hello my fellow OM’ers!! Yes, I am aware that it has been way too long. I am now back on the train and ready to get down to business. I have been all over with a mix of business and pleasure. I am currently working 2 jobs right now and it has been a little more difficult than I had anticipated, but I have gotten everything squared away now so it should be much smoother sailing from now on. In the midst of my crazy work madness, I must admit my cleaning and organizing fell by the wayside and that led to me feeling absolutely overwhelmed by everything I had to do and therefore I could not get anything accomplished. In steps Superman….or Super Bubba, my SUPER husband! He may not share the same passion for cleaning and organizing I do, but he does know how happy these things make me and when they are not done that equals an unhappy wife. While I do most of the cleaning and organizing, there are certain things that he must do like go though all of his mail and junk stuff. I have a hard time cleaning when all of his stuff gets piled up. He knew how stressed I was and went through all of his stuff which cleared the way for me to get down to business. Our house, is now almost back to its fabulous self! I have been a machine this week and being able to check “To Do” items off of my list has made me feel amazing!!
I am sharing all of this with you because like I said in the beginning, I am no expert. I am trying to help myself and help you stay organized both physically and mentally. I am only human and I too fall into slumps from time to time. As much as I have beat myself up over this, I know it is normal and more importantly, it is OK!! As I have worked on re-energizing myself I have discovered the following things:
1. A cute pain of rubber gloves helps me enjoy cleaning and scrubbing! I actually enjoy doing the dishes and dirty kitchen work because I have cute hot pink gloves that allow be to feel sassy while I clean. It also protects my nails and wedding ring from getting all gross and you ladies know there is nothing worse than chipping a fresh manicure. I highly suggest getting a fabulous pair of rubber gloves, they make all the difference!
2. Never underestimate the power of paint! My husband and I have recently redone our upstairs bathroom. We don’t have the money for a full remodel, so we thought we would change it up with some paint. Sweet Lord, it is amazing what some paint can do. Our place is about 15 years old and the vanity and cabinets in the bathroom were an out-of-date oak color. We freshened everything up with white paint and pained the walls a fabulous neutral taupe color from the new Martha Stewart paint collection at Home Depot…..the entire collection is amazing…..and obviously so is Martha!! We are going to finish up the bathroom this weekend so I will be sure to post before and afters on Sunday.
Before moving on, I also must talk about the wonders of white paint. For anyone that has white trim in their house, keep a call of white paint in the house. For an instant fresh and updated look, touch up the white parts of your home. Our whole home is trimmed in white so we are doing a little at a time. I have done the stair case and ledges in our living room. It is incredible how fresh and clean everything looks with a simple new coat of white paint!
3. Dyson vacuums may be expensive, but they are SOOOOOOOO worth it! We have a dog and a cat. Our cat is ancient and quite the pig. We recently bought the Dyson Handheld Animal Vacuum and this might be one of the most incredible inventions ever! The suction on this vacuum is amazing. It picks up dirt and hair in hard to reach places. Cleans off our couches beautifully. I am telling you, this is a MUST HAVE for people with pets!!
If you have been feeling a bit overwhelmed or lacking the desire to do any cleaning or organizing, I hope this post has re-energized you! On Sunday we are going to get in touch with our OM and I can’t wait to tell you about the newest thing I have discovered! Have a safe and stress-free rest of your week.