My biggest problem with myriad tasks on my to-do list,is that I end up doing constant maintenance on every room I walk into. Let's face it, there is always a toy to pick up, an aimless sock, a cheerio on the floor, a blanket that needs to be folded or a light that needs turning off. When I get into "maintenance mode," I end up running around like a crazy woman with nothing to show for it at the end of the day. It also isn't a very efficient use of time or energy!
Since starting our new beginning, I have been trying, TRYING, to keep my projects at a minimum. "One at a time," I keep telling myself. "Finish one room, one project, one task at a time," I keep forcing my brain to understand that I can't paint, fold laundry, sweep and cook lunch at the same time. And trust me, I've tried!
Instead, this weekend we took a different approach--one project--started, finished--done! We painted our mudroom this weekend. In the scope of projects, this was a small one, but that's what we wanted.
This is a huge space! Grandma always had it looking really cute, but for our family, we are going to take a more utilitarian approach. We have plans to put our washer and dryer on the wall shown. For me, making the boys strip down in the entryway and throwing their clothes right into the wash will make life a lot easier.
This is our garage and front entrance in the same room. This small paint project makes a big difference to us, since this is the first room you see when you walk in the house. Even though it wasn't a big priority, it makes a big difference for us to have it done!