This is the 4th day of the 2nd week of my 4-week long challenge to organize the house well before baby Nutella arrives. Go here if you'd like to download the daily schedule for yourself.
Make a list of 5-7 things to accomplish today Complete daily tasks Clean light switch covers and outlet plates Clean bathroom - 15 minutes
- Earn $5 or more online today
Clean out the silverware drawer Alter skirt Exercise: walk 2 miles Alter leggings Start sewing nursing cover
A lot of what I wanted to get done today involved sewing, which I really enjoy doing. It doesn't feel like a chore, therefore, and if I don't watch my time I can easily spend hours in front of my sewing machine instead of getting the other tasks that I need to do done.
Today I needed to alter two items - a brown corderoy skirt and a pair of leggings. The skirt I bought with the intention of making it maternity, and a previous attempt to do so ended up less-than successful - the fabric I used to make a stretchy band at the top simply wasn't stretchy enough, which resulted in a skirt which felt like it was falling down. Ick. After removing the evidence of that failed attempt, I used a pair of maternity jeans to figure out exactly how the waist needed to be shaped, and then decided that I also wanted to shorten the skirt a bit - ankle length just seemed too long. I'm very happy with the finished result. :)
The leggings I bought online after I grew out of my non-maternity leggings. They were supposed to be the same size as what I normally with, with the exception of allowing for my pregnant middle to fit. Apparently, however, the sizing got mucked up somewhere along the line and I ended up with a pair of baggy clown pants. Figuring out how to sew in the sides without all sorts of twisting was a bit confusing, but after trying them on and pinning them multiple times I figured it out.
The nursing cover I only barely started on, since I decided that I want to include boning in the top section, and that needs to be purchased before I can work on it further.
The assigned tasks for today were quick and simple - given the small size of our house we don't have all that many lightswitch or outlet covers to clean, so that task was a breeze. While cleaning the bathroom I decided to start deep-cleaning part of the grout, a job I've been avoiding for a while now. I think breaking it up into sections instead of doing it all at once will make it less intimidating, so I'm planning on doing that. I also organized the silverware drawer, which was starting to get cluttered.
Working online today was less-than fruitful - Textbroker, my go-to money making site, didn't have any good offers on it today, which resulted in my not completing that goal.