In Pursuit of an Organized Life

. . . putting life in order

New Kitchen, New Home

I’m excited by my new kitchen.  I love that everything has a place and that all of my kitchen things are in the kitchen.  While going downstairs to get the food processor wasn’t hard, it was an added step that made using it less likely.   I like that that the kitchen has a style and looks completed.  Granted there are still final touches, but it’s usable and benefiting my life.

I’m eager to have the rest of the house match.   There is so much work to do.  Some of it I can’t do because it involves construction skills that I don’t have.   It’s trying to motivate myself to do the little projects or take a bite out of a big project even though I might not see immediate results.

I want to remove the clutter and decorate and have rooms for specific purposes.   Cleaning and organizing are not my strong suit.   It may be that I will never love doing it.  It may be that I need to invest more time and energy into it until I can fully appreciate it’s value.


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Adventures in Carpet Cleaning

Well I pulled out the carpet cleaner. I even vacuumed before hand. I’ve used it before, but there is still that sense of “Am I doing this right?” How wet does it need to be? Did I put enough soap in? Do I add bleach? Will this stain come out if I keep at it or not?

Today I used the attachment for the first time so I could clean a few chairs. My husband showed me how to put it on. I kept trying to figure out why it wasn’t working. Well, it was plugged in correctly, but it was out of water. Fill water. Then try to figure out the precise amount of water for getting dirt off and trying to figure out what I need to do so it doesn’t leave a funky pattern. Do I spot clean? Do the whole couch? I’d hate to ruin something in the name of cleaning.

Hopefully it works out. Now off to hopefully a more fun adventure—-caramel corn!

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