Pinterest is a lot of fun. I enjoy spending time on Pinterest pinning things I’ve found online and repinning beautiful, creative or fun pins that others have pinned before me. Pinterest can be a good way to relax, but it can also be a helpful tool in the homemaker’s tool chest if it’s used wisely.
I’ve found hundreds of pins on Pinterest that have inspired me in my homemaking. There are new recipes to be tried, sewing tips to pick up, quilts to inspire, indoor and outdoor decorating ideas to implement, homeschooling resources to mine, and tons of do-it-yourself projects to try. The key, of course, is actually getting around to doing the stuff you pin!
The telephone, computer, printer and shredder cords under my desk have been driving me bonkers for years. They’re necessary, but they are so ugly. I stumbled across this pin on Pinterest awhile back and knew I’d discovered the answer to my cord problem.
I picked up a similar basket at Wal-Mart for just a couple of bucks. We already had a package of cup hooks on hand.
I showed Aaron the picture on Pinterest and asked him if he’d fix things up for me. We pulled all the cords out and untangled them. Aaron used a drill to start the holes for the hooks and then screwed them all into place. Four hooks hold the basket in place, and we added a few others to hold the cords up next to the bottom of the desk as they snake their way to the computer, printer, phone, etc.
Pinterest can be a handy tool in your toolbox for new ideas and to spark your creativity, but just pinning and pining will lead to discontentment.
By all means, pin those pictures of beautifully decorated living rooms, romantic bedrooms or peaceful backyards, but don’t just pin them and then mourn the fact that your home doesn’t look like that. Use the pins to spark your own creativity, to work within your own God given budget, to do something similar in your own home.
Pinterest is a great tool for homemakers, but remember to use that tool wisely.
Don’t pin and pine!
Get up from the computer and get to work on implementing some of the wonderful ideas you’ve found on Pinterest!
Using Pinterest wisely is a great way for us to look well to the ways of our own households.