A few weekends ago, I was getting the house ready for a little party I was having. As I was rushing around trying to put away the kids’ toys and my power tools (isn’t that what you have to clean up before a party?), my husband pointed to one of our walls and said, “Should we deal with that?”
Um, yeah. We had screwed some large eye bolts into the wall of our living room so that we could put up a makeshift safety gate when Emma began to be mobile. We’ve since removed the gate and bolts and filled the holes. Our wall paint had been in the hot garage for a few years and was no longer good, so I needed to go to a paint store across town to pick up an exact match. I had been lazy and jut not gotten around to it, and then I became blind to the fact that I even needed to touch up the paint.
Luckily, my party was the next day, so I had time to run to the paint store and grab some paint. Once I was back home, the problem wall was back under control in three minutes.
There are many things in my own home that I’ve turned I blind eye to, simply because I couldn’t immediately deal with them and then just got used to them being that way. In our kitchen, there is an odd wattage light bulb that’s burned out, and I can’t decide if I should order that bulb from somewhere online or just replace them all with easier to find bulbs. We replaced the light fixture on our front porch, and now we need to put new Hardy Board over the too big hole since our new fixture had a smaller footprint than the old one. I need to spray a rust-proof sealer on my husband’s night stand (the old, metal typing cart), but I need to buy the spray sealer and keep forgetting to do so.
So, I’m making a list. I need to go around room by room and look at things with a fresh perspective. I don’t have to get all of these little things finished today, but I do need to have them written down so I don’t forget again. Plus, I like crossing things off of lists, so when I do get around to fixing an issue, I’ll feel all accomplished and brilliant.
Have you turned a blind eye to little things in your house that need to be repaired or dealt with? What are they? Take a look around your house, and let us know what things should be on your list. You are among “family” here, so don’t be shy!