The Power of Pinterest

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I completely suck at being a “house wife.” I believe I take pretty good care of my children but I suck at the whole “keep your house clean” thing.

If you look at my personal Pinterest boards, I have about 5,463 pins on things like, How to keep your house spotless and DIY Cleaners that are good for the environment, but let’s be real.  Who the F has time for that?? Why spend five hours making these cleaners that apparently will make your house smell like you fart butterflies, when you could spend that time asleep, or watching family feud?

About an hour before my husband comes home from work everyday, I run around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to clean up. I hate cleaning. I run to do the dishes and notice we are out of dishwasher detergent. Son of A F&$# B*%$!!

There is no way in hell I am taking my children to the store. So I decide to look on Pinterest! There has got to be some way I can make some sort of DIY detergent.

Yes there are 11,000 freaking ways to make homemade dishwasher detergents. I start scrolling and noticed I am being sucked in by the power of Pinterest. There must be some secret code written into these pins that hypnotize you. Why make a simple one time dishwasher detergent when you could make 100 eco friendly detergent tabs that smell like lemons and lavender. Yes Pinterest, you are right.  I need to make those, what was I thinking? I totally have time for that.

I find one I like, it has a pretty picture. Ok, ingredients, washing soda. WTF is washing soda?? It’s probably baking soda. Google, is washing soda and baking soda the same thing? No. But you can make washing soda by baking baking soda for an hour. Baking baking soda, are you kidding me?

What else do I need, silicone molds. Oh ok let me just pull those out. Who the hell has washing soda and silicone molds handy at all times? Who am I, Martha freakin’ Stewart?

Next, I do the only thing any married woman with kids would do, I call my mom. Mom do you have any washing soda and silicone molds? Uh, what’s that? I don’t know, it sounds like something old people should have on hand. No, I don’t think so. Crap.

Ok, back to Pinterest to find an easier way to make a quick detergent. I find one that instructs you to use two tablespoons of baking soda, and one teaspoon of dawn and run dishwasher as normal. Perfect I have those ingredients, let’s try it. I start the dishwasher then think, wait won’t the dawn make it all sudsy in here?

Text husband: We were out of dishwasher soap so I made some DIY stuff from Pinterest. I hope it doesn’t get messy. Haha.

He probably thinks, Why the hell did I marry this crazy lady?

It didn’t get messy. It actually kind of worked. I’m not going to lie I really want to make those homemade soaps. I probably won’t, but I want too. Maybe after a bottle of wine I’ll be inspired!

Are you a Pinterest DIY-er? Have you ever had any epic fails? Tell me in the comments!

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18 thoughts on “The Power of Pinterest”

  1. Holy shit! Lol. I’m all over Pinterest. But usually I end up resorting to the store or someone on Etsy to get it done for me 😂. I have…on occasion…pulled of a Pinterest victory. Those usually involve crafts with my daughter!

  2. Holy hell this is so me!! I wanted to make bath bombs the other day but of course it asked for citric acid and I’m like, where the hell do I find that shit at??? I think the only DIY cleaner that I have made is carpet cleaner.. the easy one with vinegar, water and Dawn dish soap!! Happy Pinning!! 😂😂

  3. I’m not a Pinterest-er but I LOVE DIY/crafty stuff. Which leads me to wonder why the hell I don’t use Pinterest. I would be tempted to try all of it too! I do the same thing – I tell my husband I’ll clean the bathroom/do the laundry/whatever before he gets home. Then, he calls me on his way home and I haven’t done ANY of it, so I run around like an idiot trying to make it look like I haven’t been reading blogs all day. I don’t even have kids. I’m really just that lazy.

  4. Oh my… this was really fun to read! I feel you sister. I am not a housewife but I do live by myself and I find it so hard to keep my house clean. And it doesn’t help me when I go through Pinterest and read all the easy ways there are to make your house look better or ways to make it easier to clean, ways to organize your house, etc, etc, etc. And, as you said, It’s incredible how much time we spend on Pinterest pinning all those amazing DIY-pins instead of actually doing them! It’s like we are drawn to the idea of doing it and also the idea of feeling capable of doing it but we are not actually drawn to the “go and try it” part. And, of course, when you go and you try something out of Pinterest it doesn’t work out. It doesn’t matter what you do or how you do it, it would NEVER look as good as the picture. So here we are, we keep pinning and we keep hoping one day we will be able to make one DIY and that it will look just like the picture…

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