Tackling the Low Hanging Fruit

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it:

my house does not look picture perfect. HGTV could not knock on my door, come in, and snap photos. Not unless they’ve given me about 6 months notice.

My home is lived in, and you know what, I love it that way. I never want anyone to feel like they are walking on eggshells when they’re in my home.

Now, are there things I would like to do better in my house? Abso-freaking-loutely. I could rattle off a list that would make your brain numb.

Thinking about everything I want to accomplish in this house exhausts me. But it was this podcast that changed the way I thought about the projects in my home.

I was constantly talking in the future tense:

One day I’ll gut my kitchen and dining room so they will be one space together. I’ll have more counter space and finally get to change out the flooring.

In a few years, we’ll update the living room bathroom with a tiled shower and new flooring.

I would really like to remove this mini wall and increase the size of the vanity in our main bathroom.

I can’t wait to take off the beadboard and fix the drywall in my living room.

Someday, yes someday, we will rebuild our garage and replace all of the siding on the house.

Is your mind numb yet? Mine is.

It’s so easy to get caught up in how you know you want your home to end up looking and feeling and functioning. Then we end up hating on our homes because who the hell can afford to do all of that at once?

I can’t.

And if you can, consider me green with freaking envy.

Sure, we can get ourselves into debt and just get it over with. Rip off the bandaid. Sometimes, that’s the right answer. Other times, it’s not.

At this point in our lives, it’s not the right answer for my husband and I.

Inspired by the aforementioned podcast, I realized that if I broke those projects down and considered what our space was now, I could establish smaller more affordable projects within our home. Realistic projects that we could do ourselves and make our home feel more like us without stretching ourselves thin or incurring a ton of debt.

Enter in the concept of Phase 1 and tackling the low hanging fruit.

What projects have you been putting off because it seems like too daunting of a task?

What has been on your to do list forever that just drops lower and lower in priority level?

What room would you love to change but you know you can’t afford to do what you want to right now?

Wednesday night I’m going to give you all the details on how to decide what projects are or can be considered “low hanging fruit”, what the hell that means, and how to get finally effing get them done.

Join me inside our free FB group Wednesday night after I put the kiddos to bed (around 9pm EST) as I go live for a mini training: Tackling the Low Hanging Fruit.

10 thoughts on “Tackling the Low Hanging Fruit

  1. I think that’s the perfect way of looking at it. Whenever I’ve made even tiny changes in my space to get me closer to where’d I’d like it to be, it makes me so happy. No, maybe a kitchen remodel isn’t in the cards right now, but a fresh coat of paint and fun canisters from Home Goods are doable. Giving some thought to my “low hanging fruit” now!

    1. I know! That’s why it’s necessary to shift our mindset sometimes. Otherwise, we could always find something to change in our homes.

  2. I love the idea of taking on little projects to improve the home. It’s so overwhelming thinking about doing a big remodel and going into debt just to have a dream home isn’t an option for so many of us. Can’t wait to hear more about the low hanging fruit!

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