“Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.”
I had a bit of a nervous breakdown this weekend. With the impending move (the first weekend in April—yes!) and out-of-state guests coming for an extended stay in mid-April, I furiously took stock of each item on our ever-growing to-do list.
And although I’m so proud to say that we’re in the home stretch of this intense renovation, I also realize there are a lot of finishing touches that will require our attention over the next few days weeks months.
So, today’s post is dedicated to the daily honey do list. To the unfinished stack of thank you notes, the dent on your stainless refrigerator, the dust bunnies under your [unmade] bed.
“We labor to make a house a home, then every time we’re expecting visitors, we rush to turn it back into a house.”
With so many online magazines, glossy covers and inspiring blogs featuring immaculate spaces, it’s easy to feel as if your own home doesn’t measure up. Yet behind every smartly styled photo shoot is a scratched coffee table, bleached tea towel and missing fitted sheet. Trust me.
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
The key to renovating (and life, in general, if you ask me) is to be kind to yourself. Give yourself the time to breathe and enjoy the work in progress. It’s progress that makes life more enjoyable, yes?
Well, progress and finally locating that missing fitted sheet.