It’s time to change the curtains.
My family moved from Halifax (Canada’s East Coast) to Montreal nearly six years ago. Shortly after we moved in, we gutted our kitchen and painted all the bedrooms and living spaces to suit our tastes.
And then we just lived in it.
On our bedroom windows we had installed curtains we brought with us from our bedroom in Halifax. They weren’t very good quality and without blinds behind them (as had been the case in Halifax), they let quite a bit of light through.
For nearly six years we have had these translucent curtains on our bedroom windows. With a street light that shines through right on my face as I sleep. Can you imagine sleeping every single night like that?
For nearly six years.
Make the decision to do something
Last weekend I convinced my hubby to come curtain shopping with me. We picked out new curtains and rods for both windows in our bedroom.
As soon as we got home I got to work installing the new rods (I love putting things together and generally tinkering with tools.) By sun-down the new curtains were installed on the front window (where the streetlight shines in).
We paid a little extra for the curtains we chose to make sure they were light-blocking.
We paid a little extra for the rod so that it matched the grommets on the curtains.
We paid a little extra for the soft suede-like material (and since the curtains are longer than we need, we can make really nice throw cushions from the extra length).
We knew this purchase was going to be an investment we were going to have to live with for a while. We knew the curtains needed to be a good quality, and the right style for us. Paying a little more to have those things was an easy decision.
That first night sleeping with the new curtains was simply The Best night’s sleep I have had in a LONG time.
It was totally worth the extra we paid. My only regret is that we didn’t do it sooner.
Have you been tolerating an under-performing website for too long?
Is there something on your website that’s been bothering you but you’ve never gotten around to doing anything about it?
Maybe it still looks ok, but it’s letting prospects ‘slip by’ like my old curtains let the light through…
Does your menu bar no longer reflect what you do, or guide your visitors to the information you want them to see?
Maybe your sign up prompt still says simply ‘Join my mailing list’.
And perhaps your photo on your about page is six years old.
If your website could use a tune up, let’s get on the phone and discuss what it needs and how I can help you sleep better knowing your website is doing its job of adding new subscribers to your list and having prospects contacting you.
And when we’re done, hopefully your only regret will be that you didn’t call me sooner.
P.S. Yes, those are actually pictures of my old and new curtains. What a difference! Is that actually a picture of me with a cape? I’ll let you decide…