Tip #185: Tackle To-Do Lists.
The past forty-eight hours have been a flurry of kid-free activity in this tiny apartment. We’ve scrubbed and scoured, dismantled and reassembled, primed and painted, sorted out old and brought in new. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when two parents have the good fortune of being able to leave their children with grandparents for a few days.
A short list of accomplishments from the last forty-eight hours:
+ Primed and painted our bed frame to match the rest of the “bedroom” furniture
+ Sold + delivered our sweet crib and mattress to a family with a little one on the way
+ Picked up + assembled new-to-us bunk beds (more soon, I promise)
+ After three-months of trying, successfully managed to coordinate with our landlord/appliance company to replace our broken dishwasher
+ Washed the first load of dishes
+ Scrubbed, primed, and painted (the inside) of the new-to-us kid’s desk. (There’s a little blush of color coming for the outside, soon!)
+ Gave away a pile of children’s books our kids have outgrown
+ Re-homed a twin duvet
+ Reorganized kids art supplies and “filed” away some artwork
+ Patched and painted over a dozen nail holes (made some new ones)
+ Ate jalapeño cheese puffs for dinner
Forgive the bragging, but I’m feeling proud of (almost) all of it. There’s still more to do, but gosh if it doesn’t feel good to check off so many things at once. In case you need it, here’s some continued encouragement to tackle to-do lists, to ask for help when you need it, to breathe life into old things that are able to take it, and let go of old things that aren’t.
PS. If anyone local is in the market for a twin bed frame, we’re hoping to sell ours!