This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you find the joy in making a mess.
It’s been an insanely busy week. You may have noticed my (gasp) absence on social media. You know that things are crazy when I’m not responding to Facebook messages and emails. I assure you there’s a good reason why, and that reason is called: we spontaneously moved!
Surely you know the lyrics,
Green Acres is the place to be.
Farm livin’ is the life for me.
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
While we were still a far ways away from Manhattan, we weren’t living in an area that was ideal. There was no room to garden, no room for chickens, and barely enough room for us. So we decided to stretch our legs out even further back in the country.
I’m so excited to give y’all a full house tour, but bear with me for a few more weeks while we unpack. Here are a few highlights:
As you can see, it still needs a ton a bit of cleaning up:
But the view from my desk is perfect:
It’s a bit of a fixer upper, but we are definitely in our element here—except for my 12 year old, whose life is over now that we no longer have wi-fi.
It’s obvious that the previous tenants weren’t as into homesteading as we are. I’ve spent all of our rogue warm days outside preparing a little section for an herb garden and trying to get things situated. (By the way, I’m also looking forward to sharing with you the lasagna-style garden that we’ll be creating).
We’ve also spent quite a bit of time just cleaning up. I know it may sound crazy, but there’s something so rewarding about getting down and dirty with the cleaning supplies. Sure, it gets a little stressful trying to get everything done at once but that’s quickly forgotten when you stand back and see the results of your labor.
Equipped with sponges, essential oils and Clorox® Regular-Bleach, we’ve disinfected the house and managed to tackle even the nasty stains from the mudroom. For example, this is our kitchen sink:
The side of the left was scrubbed with soap but those yellow stains just weren’t budging. The side on the right looks much better, right? Just a splash of Clorox in a sink full of water. And now I can focus on the fun things that I want to do in the kitchen, like cooking and eating, instead of scrubbing!
We’ve still got a long way to go but I’m confident that with a little elbow grease we can get it where we want it!
By the way, if you’re looking to do a bit of cleaning too, then check out the cleaning hacks on the Clorox page. They’ve got advice on how to do everything, from making your own scented air freshener at home with baking soda and your favorite essential oil to how to turn a broom into a duster.