First, hire a new housekeeper. I had to fire mine last week. She was a very nice person, but she was not a very good housekeeper. And the biggest problem was that she wasn't showing up when she was supposed to be here, and twice left me scrambling to get the kids to their activities. (She was supposed to work from 3:30 - 6:30 in the afternoons so that she would be here with the kids and could transport them when needed.) Week after week her check was half what it should have been because she didn't work the days or times that she was supposed to. I could have lived with the less than stellar housekeeping, but not the unreliability.So now I have to start the hiring process all over again. Arghhh.
Second, create a zen space in my bedroom.
My bedroom is the only non-public space on the first floor--so it's become the place stuff gets stashed when we don't know what to do with it or people are coming over. The clutter definitely has an anti-calming effect.
And we recently had to replace our bedding after ours ripped beyond repair. I love the new bedding, but it does not coordinate with the sage green walls that we now have. And I'm kind of over the green. Definitely time for a new coat of paint.
I put a ton of effort into making an awesome pad for the twins--now it's time to do the same for me! This is a top priority project. My plan is to declutter over the next couple of weekends, then paint!
Third, all the little things. I'll admit it--DH and I are 90 per-centers. We get 90% through a project and then we stop. We put in new flooring and baseboards, but the baseboards still need to be caulked. And we put in new trim around the windows and a new back door and they all need to be painted. I guess we need to make a list of all of those little odds and ends and try to knock out one per weekend.