I’m in that fun postpartum stage where your hair starts falling out. Fortunately I have a lot of hair on my head.
This stage has coincided with the baby being in a grabby/trying to get mobile stage. So I’m vacuuming a lot.
With the extra vacuuming, or hoovering as they call it here (so cute!) I’ve been reminded that I need to maintain the things I do have.
One thing I am a touch better at since we got rid of a lot of our stuff is keeping the things we do have in good working order.
This mean opening the base of the vacuum to cut the hair and strings off the beater bar.
When you have less stuff you need to take care of what you do own.
Can I make this laptop last a little longer? It’s almost five years old and I am the second owner. Some of the keys are sticking and the machine is slowing down. While I start saving for a new laptop I’ll clean the keyboard out more frequently and remove any large files I no longer need. And back up!
I’ll be the first to admit that maintenance routines bore me. But getting a few more months or years out of something? Rewarding.
So this is a reminder for me, and you, to spend a bit of time keeping the things you do have in shape. Get the car tuned up, defrost the freezer and empty the drain basket on your dishwasher. Give those nice leather shoes a buff and polish.
If you’re going to give time, money and space to something, make sure it lasts.
What items around your home need regular maintenance? Just emptied the shower drain here and gave our stroller some TLC.