156. Simplify Your Life- and What I did next!
So in the midst of all the insanity of the Holidays and after all the work that went into the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway I started the new year burned out.
(Great timing right?)
At a time of the year when everyone was getting their resolutions together and figuring out all the wonderful things they had planned for 2012, I hit a brick wall. I had allowed myself to be pulled in so many directions with work, relationships, projects, and a gazillion other obligations, I felt like I had just run a marathon uphill in the sand.
So I took a break. From the blog. From Twitter. From my job. And just relaxed. I spent the last couple of weeks just trying to re-center myself. (You may have noticed the lack of blog posts).
But now I’m back. With a renewed focus to continue doing the things that I love to do, but to do so in a way that is more sustainable and healthy.
On The Road To Simplifying My Life and a simple service that helped
Funny thing is, what saved my January was hiring a maid service to de-clutter my place, do laundry, clean, and prepare my meals for the entire week. No I’m not rich, I’ll tell you who I used and how much it cost at the end of this post. You’ll be surprised.
I was too out of it to take before pictures, but here’s the after shots.
My living room:
and here’s a quick shot of the kitchen with food the two-person team prepared for me for the entire week. Mashed potatoes, chicken breast, broccoli, and an assortment of other veggies I like. So in the morning, I can just grab a container and go!
It’s funny how something as simple as having your home cleaned, laundry done, and a week’s worth of food prepared, can go such a long way to a peace of mind.
I used a fun little cleaning service called MaidsinBlack.com. I liked them so much I signed on to help them with their online presence. They came out and
1) Cleaned my place WONDERFULLY
2) Did grocery shopping
3) Cooked and prepared my meals for the entire week
4) Did my laundry
5) , and even dropped off my dry cleaning.
This came as a bundle from their “Creations Package” and everything listed here cost me $397. Well worth it, and they did a wonderful job. A great start to my year, and freed up hours of my time to work on the things I enjoy. Can’t beat that!
Here’s the link where you can get all of this stuff. (Click Link, simplify your life.)
As for this blog, there are a couple of cool things in the works. Stay tuned!