So, both the front hall and the back area where we have the garbage and the recycling tend to become invisible corners. Since actual, you know, garbage is involved, this is not good.
As I was in the process of upgrading the computer - a device that is the biggest time sucker in my life - it seemed a good time for some 20/10s. (It took three.)
So, here are the befores and afters!
The hallway before:
As you can see, it’s a bit of a mess. The recycling starts taking over if it’s not dumped regularly, and when I just plop my stuff down it’s impossible to get into the closet, meaning that then we start hanging our coats any old where.
And the hallway after:
So much better! I didn’t just take out the recycling and tidy the floor (all I’d planned to do) but even tidied up the caddy where I store stamps, keys, and take-out menus. The cat approves!
The garbage-recycling area before:
I’m sorry; I know this is disgusting, even if most of it is just clean plastic and paper. Again, when it’s this bad, it makes it harder to deal with; it’s just easier to crack open another paper bag than it is to take the containers out and dump them. Not good.
Not only did I empty all the containers, I washed them! And the floor! And their mats! And sorted the bucket of cleaning rags, and took out the stack of empty cat litter boxes that were hiding behind the rolling cart.
So. Much. Better!
ETA: And the best part? It’s now a week later and both areas are still clean. This UfYH thing is sorcery, I tell, you, sorcery.
Today: 1/2 hour + magic eraser = no more horribly scuffed up passenger side!
I KNOW, I KNOW, magic erasers are abrasive, be careful with your paint, etc., etc., BUT it was like 30 cents worth of magic eraser, versus probably hundreds of dollars at a car place, and it looks SO much better.
Yes, absolutely be careful with your paint, micro-grit sandpaper, etc. etc., but I had paint transfer from where some asshole hit my car, and the Magic Eraser took it right off. I absolutely, positively, do not guarantee anything if you take a Magic Eraser (very very lightly and carefully) to your car, but I’m glad it worked out for you!
I’m British, and i can’t find Magic Erasers here (well, I can, but it’s £5 for just one, and I have a whole house to clean).
I’m visiting family in Canada in one week, and my mother has just had the amazing brainwave that maybe I can find them there!
Canadian unfuckers - does your country sell sorcery?
They sell Magic Erasers in the UK, they’re just called something else. It’s just a melamine foam sponge.
British or Canadian unfuckers: what the hell do you call these things?