So, I’m a list person. I love lists. Love them. I get things done by making lists. Lists make me happy. The best part of a list – checking things off. Often (and I know I’m not the only person who does this), I’ll start a list with one or two items that I’ve already accomplished, just so I have something to check off. That’s not so wrong, is it? It simply is one little trick I play to motivate myself. When I see those extra checks, or a couple of items already crossed out on a list, I start to feel like, “Hey, maybe this mountain of tasks isn’t so hard to climb.”
It is in the spirit of that practice that I’m writing this post. Today, I’m posting about our kitchen. We finished painting the cabinets in this room quite a while ago. But, I feel like I need to add this accomplishment to the top of my list. Just so I have something to check off on the mountain of things to-do in our home.
Let’s start at the beginning with some before photos.
And here’s that same kitchen after we painted. We settled on green for the outside of the cabinets and blue for an accent color. We also painted the inside of the cabinets blue, which is a fun surprise when you open them. We traded out the old hardware for some shiny new chrome ones that felt like they reflected the time period of our kitchen a little better. During the whole process we became quite the contortionists, twisting and bending to paint the undersides of shelves and make sure we got the paint in to the far reaches of every nook and cranny.
And one more before and after.
It feels so good to check this off our list. Makes me want to move on to something else!
What about you? How do you go about organizing your things to-do? Do you have any special tricks to get yourself motivated?