Fact: Not being married negatively affects the state of my house.
This is a follow-up/weekly post where YOU my blog audience “come home” with me to see if having you here helps me get home improvement projects done. For previous post go here.
Premise (same as last week – if read previously – skip down to Projects.)
I find being unattached affects the status of my home improvement projects in two ways.
1. The fact that there is someone coming home kind of gives me a kick in the pants to get stuff done. Clean up, pick up, make improvements.
There is no one coming home.
2. I am so much more motivated to do home improvements when someone else is doing it with me.
I’ve lived in this apartment for the last three years and it’s really only been over the past six months that I’ve started to feel like this is my home. (I briefly wrote about this in my post, Dwelling.)
Then, a recent post where I discussed my cleaning habits got me thinking that maybe what I need is motivation. Since no one is coming home to motivate me, dear readers, YOU have become my motivation. I plan to post two small home improvement projects that I would like to work on during the next week and then follow up with you next Wednesday to see if this kind of accountability works for me.
Gardening. Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions last week! I did get out and clean up and made some decisions for the planting. STARTED!
I’ll also plant tomatoes. Planting for the Northeast is May-June – so I have a few weeks until these go in the ground.
My 5 year old, P, chose the sunflowers. They’re my favorites, so she didn’t have to convince me. 🙂
My beloved lilac tree is blooming. ❤ P and I mulched the front of the house this week – squirrels are already digging it up. Furry Monsters.
Earlier this week I wrote about my neighbor dying (here) and how that affects my Making it HAPPEN posts. Home improvement projects are on a short hiatus until we can move into the other half of the apartment later next month. (we hope) Then it’s gonna get CRAZY.
Projects for this week:
Clean fridge. (No pictures. You’re welcome. )
Clean out dining room closet.
Welcome to my life. This is why I need this weekly post, without you, Beloved Readers, cleaning this out DOESN’T happen.
10 thoughts on “Making It Happen – HOME”
So are you moving out of your current apt and into Bill’s, or do you get to have both of them now?
We will get his apartment as well. So Our living space will double. We’ll get two extra bedrooms one more bathroom and a large kitchen. The girls are excited about getting their own bedrooms for the first time.
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I’m sorry that it was through the loss of Bill that you get the additional space, but I’m excited for you that you all will have more space now.
That’s exactly how we feel
I have cluttered closets too; we are moms so it makes it ok! 😉 How exciting that your living space will be growing but unfortunate because of what happened with Bill. How are you all holding up? How are your girls? May God’s surpassing peace rest over your house. 🙂
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My girls are doing really well. The two older ones will be getting their own rooms for the first time ever and they are SO excited – twinged with guilt for being so excited about it since it is only happening bc Bill passed away. occasionally. 🙂 Thank you for asking.
Yep. Weird, I know – but my current kitchen is tiny and the oven doesn’t work. Once we expand I will only use the upstairs kitchen for breakfast.
Very Downton to have downstairs kitchen
It has a fireplace in it too. Seriously.