1.) The upstairs bathroom door creeks closed and doesn't stay open or closed.
This has been making me miserable- I don't care if the door closes- TMI: we don't actually close bathroom doors in our house anyway because it is just us and the dogs just push them open anyway. But, it doesn't stay open! The floors upstairs are slightly pitched so it veers closed leaving you to stub your toe on your way to the bathroom in the dark.
This adorable cast iron bird doorstop from World Market. Now the door stays open, and it totally goes with the adorable bird theme in the bathroom.
2.) Dog Toys. EVERYWHERE.
I don't mind that the dogs have lots of toys and I certainly don't mind them being out- but now that no one is being crated (yay!) There's no where to put them when I'm cleaning/taking pictures/etc. I really believe that if something doesn't have a home, it is always going to be a problem.
This plicker (plastic-wicker) colorblocked basket from the patio section at Target. (Couldn't find a link- sorry!)
We put the basket next to the fireplace and threw everything in there. Granted, Seamus takes them all out right away- but at least they have somewhere to go when I'm frustrated. It makes me feel much, much better.
Cost of solution: $25
3.) Pillows EVERYWHERE.
See, this one was my bad. I love thousands of throw pillows on the bed. Buttt....when I don't make the bed there's thousands of throw pillows on the floor. I have now been making the concious effort to wake up five minutes earlier to make the bed. It makes a huge difference on how I feel when I crawl into bed at the end of the day, and it makes the room look 1000% cleaner without the pillows all over the floor.
Cost of solution: Sleep. Precious Sleep.
So those are the little changes we've made that make me feel much, much better about life.
What are the little things that drive you CRAZY and how do you remedy them?