Friday, September 21, 2012

Staying On Top

I struggle to stay on top of my house work. I know you can't believe it but its true. Yesterday, I came across a post that gave me some incentive to think about the house work in a different way. She mentioned that if you stop and think about what exactly is bothering you about your house and then tackle that thing or even just find something that looks really bad and clean that one thing until it looks great then you will see what a great improvement you have made and encourage yourself to go on. Its like fuel for your weariness or gas for your "want to."

Then she had the audacity to post a picture of her refrigerator. She didn't understand that my refrigerator had issues. I mean she hadn't seen that the bottom of my refrigerator was broken and that my husband had taped it together and it really was barely together at all and looked really really nasty because everything in the world had been spilled on it since the last cleaning.

So what did I do about it? Well, of course I started taking out all of the food and was going to wash it down real quick but real quick wasn't happening. So my oldest son Zach found the off switch and we turned it down for a bit while we proceeded to thoroughly clean its walls and floor. Actually, the kids Zach, Nora, Zeke and Zoi cleaned on the sides and bottom and door while I cleaned the drawers and shelves and repaired the bottom area with hot glue so that it would look better and work better too.

Thank you, Imperfect Homemaker, for being my inspiration this week. I think I need inspiration every day. (smile) Thank you God for leading me to this woman's blog, You knew just what I was needing for that hour.

Here is a picture of our refrigerator after the overhaul. We feel like every time that we open the refrigerator an angelic choir sings. It is my happy spot. So white so clean.

The kids said its just like brad new accept it has food in it.


The Former Miss said...

Your fridge looks great now! Ugh, my refrigerator is in need of some major love, too. It's the one thing I really dislike to clean - next to bathrooms ;)

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks TFM, It was such a joy to watch my children wanting to help with that nasty chore.

MaryEllen@ImperfectHomemaker said...

So glad my post was a help to you! I have always struggled to stay on top of things, but I am slowly improving after having had some aha! moments.

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks again Mary Ellen. I'm looking forward to more aha moments:)

Unknown said...

Looks great! I need to clean mine sometime soon.

Jenifer Harrod said...

Thanks Camille, it works so much better now that I glued it together at the bottom too. I hope you get the nerve up I know its hard sometimes.

Debra Kapellakis said...

Blessings come from the most unsupecting places. :)

Jenifer Harrod said...

Yes this is true Debra, if we just slow down long enough to recognize them in my case.

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