LIFESTYLE

CLEANING MY DISGUSTING HOME OFFICE-CLEAN AND PAINT WITH ME-PART 1

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I have been meaning to clean and organize my office for literally months. I’m not gonna lie, I put this off until I couldn’t even stand to be in the room. I knew it needed to be done and I felt overwhelmed any time I stepped foot into my office (not a very good feeling to have in a place that’s supposed to be productive). I basically put it off until I couldn’t stand it anymore!

So much needed to be done that I just went with it trying not to overthink so that I didn’t get overwhelmed by the amount of work that was upon me. The whole room got re-organized, re-decorated, and painted. And instead of working on one thing at a time, I worked in sections.

I cleared the area putting everything into categories, throwing away/recycling/and donating things that no longer served me.

Before I could paint, I needed to wipe down all my walls with my dust whisperer from Grove. This stuff collects so much dirt, dog hair, etc…I love this little guy, especially because the head on it is machine washable and re-usable! After the walls and baseboards were cleaned, I painted the walls using Sherwin Williams-Peppercorn.

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I made this chili recipe in the crockpot so that I could focus all my attention on cleaning the space without having to worry about making dinner. It’s one of our favorite chili recipes that I made when we were out of groceries and I just threw what we had together.

Ingredients

  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cans beans of your choice
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1 bag vegetarian beef crumbles (we like Gardein)
  • 1 onion, sautéed
  • 1 green pepper, sautéed
  • any vegetables you like
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp cayenne

Instructions

  1. Throw all ingredients in your crockpot and let it cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours

By the time I got the office and cleaned and painted, I was exhausted and hungry! After dinner, Brandon installed a metal strip (most often used for kitchen knives) for my crafting scissors, my floating shelves, my whiteboard, and a curtain rod for my YouTube and photography backdrops.

Keep your eyes open for Part 2 of this home office makeover transformation!

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