The fall is, by far, the most stressful time of the year for anyone...
Summer has come and gone, kids are in school (and school is eating EVERYONE's lunch with activities, projects, games, birthday parties, teacher gifts, fund raisers - don't even get me started!), Q4 is looming, deadlines, weather changes, and then of course, the holidays.
In all of these things, and too many more to mention, there is one consistent: the exhausting life. As women, we are the carriers of it all:
We put so much on our plates, always finding a little more room for one more thing. It all piles up, inevitably, at the end of the year, when we have so very much to be thankful for, no matter our struggle.
With the end of the year comes the most exhausting part of the life we live. Social commitments, multiple holidays that all require not only going to parties, but entertaining our own friends and family, and the holidays themselves all fall on us to "handle."
I've found that with help, we remain the superwomen that people see us to be. We all offer it to each other, yet when we need it most, never seem to offer it to ourselves. It's in our nature to handle it all, because, we're women. It's what we do. "Who else is going to do it?" we ask ourselves at 2 am when we're furiously cleaning the house for a surprise Spring fling fundraiser night that we're roped into hosting for school.
Let Prep My Lakehouse help. We understand. We live it day to day. Don't burden a friend with that heavy ask, and for heaven's sake, don't do it alone. However little or much you need, we've got you covered. I started this company because I was living the exhausted life: working 80 hours a week, never saying no, and the pile and stress grew, and grew. I was giving 100% to multiple things, which left me physically and emotionally in the red for my life.
When I finally looked for help, and couldn't find someone who understood, cared about what I found to be important in home care, entertaining support, and doing business - THAT's when I knew things in my life had to change.
Prep My Lakehouse is so much more than just a company to me. It's a life line for all of us living the exhausted life. We all need to build each other up, help each other out, and grow. Sometimes, it just takes giving a company a chance, and watching your world become just a little better, your holiday a little calmer, your home a little cleaner, or your life a little easier.
Let us handle the weights you're carrying. I'm not saying we're the cure for exhaustion, but wouldn't you like to try?
Prep My Lakehouse - we're here to help.
The weather has finally decided to work with you, the long, damp, unforgiving winter months are behind us and it's that first wonderful weekend to sit out on your patio furniture and enjoy the bliss of the lake.
You've got funky cushions and icky patio furniture after a season of wet weather, damp and dirty conditions, and no sun or cleaning to those cushions.
We all know that new patio cushions are both expensive and usually difficult to find to fit precisely the way the "original" set did that came with your patio furniture. (Interesting little scam those patio furniture companies have... Replacement cushions are almost as expensive as new furniture and always seem to be just shy of the right size for your furniture...)
The solution, is simple. It just takes a time, a sunny day, and some elbow grease. Since so many of us don't have a fully day to waste cleaning patio furniture once we're AT the lake, just call Prep My Lakehouse(PML) and your PML lakehouse manager can take care of it before you arrive so all you have to do is enjoy.
Now, if you prefer to tackle the challenge yourself, on a fully sunny day - start first thing in the morning. You'll need the sun from the day to dry off your freshly cleaned items. Put on your work clothes, grab a hat and here goes:
Photo: “Lady of the Lake” — Photographer: Sabrina Nielsen- Model: Deliane Jacobine Lefevre- Assistant: Tenna Vinther Olesen
Don't worry, this isn't about the mythical Lady of the Lake - or any sort of insinuation that I'm affiliated with the lore therein...
This is a blog about being a lakehouse owner and the life challenges and joys that brings. This is also a place to share your life hacks, lessons learned, and ideas surrounding lake living in general.
"The lakehouse is my sanctuary. It is the most relaxing place to spend precious time with friends and family." - MARIA TERRELL
People joke that the best and worst days of their lives was the day they bought their jet ski/boat/lakehouse and the day they sold it. In each joke is a bit of truth... From this truth is where Prep My Lakehouse came to be.
Summer is almost upon us; with that comes all the time consuming preparations to your lakehouse to keep it ready for your use, family and friend visits, and overall life. Between the spring cleaning, outside bug cleaning/removal, purging and organizing your pantry (seriously, the Tuna Helper from 1987 needs to be tossed!) - you've spent your entire first few weekends at the lake working.
Heaven forbid you've got a plumbing or AC issue and need to meet a service or repair man. It costs extra for a weekend visit, and you spend your entire weekend waiting for repairs, along with struggling with a hot house, leaky pipes, or whatever the the drama may be.
Using a service like Prep My Lakehouse - we can manage your house for you, to your specifications. Let us wait and supervise the repairs, documenting before and after for you, and taking care of it during the week, so your time at the lake is stress free. We can spring clean your home, making sure your home is fresh, dust and musty-smell free! We'll purge those pantries of expired or spoiled food and re-stock them for you.
Try a new way to stay stress free - use Prep My Lakehouse and let us handle the work, all you have to do is enjoy.
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