So over the course of the week's worknights, I plugged away. Probably too much because I'm tired.
Maintenance: Dishes put away & done again. Laundry sorted, helped my daughter put hers away, more done & in the drier. Boxes from the no-longer-new computer broken down & in the recycle.
Project: New hanging lamp hung up. And my husband noticed --hurrah for recognition.
Me time: Reading....yes, under the lamp. Had to celebrate.
Next target...Hazmat Pickup day tomorrow. Now where did I put those hearing-aid batteries my mother gave me... oy. But at least the flourescent tubes will be gone from my back porch.
What about you?
Hey folks! Flylady helped me develop at least some housekeeping habits, though I don't 'fly' religiously. I've found it particularly useful to keep not only my kitchen sink clean, but also the stove. But lately I've been feeling like a slob again, and realized I need to add a new "kitchen sink": the toilets. I clean the bowls pretty regularly, but am terrible about wiping down all that porcelain, plus the seat. So, beginning today, my kitchen sink, stove, and TOILETS will be clean!
Does anyone else have an extra "kitchen sink"- type thing that they need to keep shiny, when all else goes to hell?
Is anyone still around? Has anyone found another place to play or just stopped?
Another small corner of chaos and STUFF gone forever!
This morning I collected up all the discarded clothing lolling about in heaps waiting to be sorted and put it in a hold all for the charity shop.
I dumped the bag of cloth scraps from the sewing in the hall by the front door...
I moved all the surplus bed linen from the box in the bedroom to a plastic sack for the charity shop and dumped that beside the door...
Himself and t'Stapping Lad(TM) shifted the bags out to the car when they took t'Stapping Lad(TM) off to do his shift in the pub.
That's a whole cubic meter of stuff I never need to deal with again! Yay!
And earlier in the week I'd dumped two large boxes of packing materials from things I bought on ebay in the car and they took them down the dump!
Himself did all the backlog of ironing, so we don't have Ironing Mountain leering at us from wherever.
I made them deal with their crates of shoes! They are no longer in the conservatory needing to be Rubiked every time w try to do anything. I have some customer fabric to deal with, and then the customers projects can be wrangled with a lesser degree of Rubiking. NOT looking forward to ironing 10 meters of linen for period shirts and chemises, but it needs to be done.
Today I am hopin to tackle the filing cabinet: I need to get it moved down next to my desk, so I can file the home and business stuff and get rid of the heap beside my desk. Once that is gone, I can clean out the little chest of drawers and trundle it through to the dining room and fill it with the herbs and spices. This will make them much more accessible and easirt to use than in the stacking boxes they live in now...
And I need to make marzipan and start decorating the Christmas Cakes!
To clean a bathroom less than six feet square???
Well, that's how it feels...
Mind you, energy levels have been down and pain levels up, so that may have had something to do with it. And I wasn't cleaning all day: I did it in three sessions. It just felt like it took all day!
Still, now I have an all shiny scrubbed to death bathroom! How long will it be after the teenager gets in that I'll need to wipe the loo seat, and the floor, and change the towels? Sigh...
"Road to a home" is something one of our list people came up with. Her idea was to make a list every day -- one maintenance job that needed attention, one task towards a long-term project, and one thing to do for herself to help improve her moood.
It was helping me a lot... I'm going to try it again. But I'm adding
1. Catch up on laundry & folding.
2. Empty the perilously high-piled dish drying rack.
PROJECT: Shed purge! Give away the old singer & the microwave from Rob's office (the one that got re-orged out of existence by the governor). Find the box of winter bits ... somehow I seem to have one of every glove, but no mates to any.
ME TIME: A nap before taking my daughter to her friend's birthday party. Since she had us up at 5:30 this morning, I may even try to get HER to take one too.
THINK POSITIVE: I set up coffee before coming down to laundry&LJ; my husband's making breakfast...and I think it smells ready. So glad to have a washer/drier in my house so I don't have to lug all this to the laundromat!