Members of Club Shut the Fucking Internet Box Down and Go To Bed? It’s time. Otherwise, enjoy the rest of your evening.
Progress is good! Even if it gets worse before it gets better. You have a clear end game in sight, which is awesome, and a plan to get there, so I think you’re going to be able to do it!
I appreciate the offer, but I have a developer who I work with, and I spent nearly a year building the app from the ground up, so I’m rather attached to it! It may be a “little rough,” but hey, so am I!
When it disintegrates. :)
- Wash the dishes in your sink
- Get your outfit for tomorrow together, including accessories
- Set up coffee/tea/breakfast
- Make your lunch
- Put your keys somewhere obvious
- Wash your face and brush your teeth
- Charge your electronics
- Pour a little cleaner in the toilet bowl (if you don’t have pets or children or sleepwalking adults)
- Set your alarm
- Go to bed at a reasonable hour
Magic erasers are magic, she said. Go buy a package, they will change your life she said. So I did, and then promptly forgot about them.
I couldn’t sleep, and got sick of staring at the computer, so guess what? Mah tub is shiny! There’s still one wall of the shower to go, but my arms got tired. Maybe I can con Mr.Kat into it?
Shut the fucking computer off, get up, and do 20 minutes on your living room. Take a 10 minute break, then do 20 minutes of dishes. Then take another 10 minute break and put the bins out.
Come on. Get going. Now.
Right fucking now.
You can certainly try an enzymatic cleanser like Nature’s Miracle, but if the pee has soaked into the wood, it might never really be gone. Refinishing the furniture might help, but the emphasis is on might. If it’s a waterproof or water-resistant finish, your chances of salvaging the piece are much better.
A regular mop and cleaner, or a steam mop, or a scrub brush and cleaner. Wet Swiffers tend to leave a funky residue and are always a little sticky.
WD-40 on the rusty bits, then buff it away with the scrubby side of a sponge, or fine-grit sandpaper (if you’re OK with surface scratches on the metal).
A bit of relevant back story first:
I moved into this house when I was nine, over twelve years ago. That was the last time my room could accurately be described as “clean.”
My bedroom was filthy. I mean legitimately vile. The floor was covered with old food, trash that had been there since the move, small animal feces and used bedding that had practically started to fossilize. The number of worms and beetles I’ve dug out of the carpet is nauseating.
Actual, toxic, filth. I’m not proud of it, but that’s the state I’d gotten to. Depression will fuck up your life, and having a hoarder mom who’s tendency towards aggressive marathon “cleaning” didn’t help a bit.
But no matter how fucked life gets, it can be unfucked. I have today and tomorrow off, so I committed to spending it unfucking my room, not by marathoning, but through steady 20/10s and task/breaks. I can’t help what my parents do, and there’s only so much control I have over the rest of the house, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have a nice healthy place to sleep and play.
I’m really proud of what I’ve gotten done already today. <3 Before and after pics after the cut.
This is so amazing. You should be so proud. I’m so proud!
Another vote for OxiClean + dish soap for oily/sweaty pillowcases!
So, if you’re in the Why The Fuck is the Computer Still On and Why Aren’t You Getting Ready For Bed club, it’s time. Not in the club? Carry on.