so this weekend an unwelcome house guest moved out and I GOT MY BEDROOM BACK. yes. which meant cleaning out my temporary bedroom (aka tiny guest bedroom), moving into my real bedroom and taking everything i had in storage in the basement upstairs. also, a million loads of laundry. i took pictures because reasons.
i kinda was letting my room go crazy because i knew i would be moving out from it soon. i hadn’t done laundry in like 2 weeks, wasn’t bothering to take my trash out, etc. getting all my stuff out took forever!
my pile of laundry (most of it, i think a load was already in the wash and i found some more after i took this picture). all during the cleaning- and i cleaned from about 10 AM to around 7 or 8- i was doing laundry constantly. i should have counted how many loads i did because it was ridiculous.
this will eventually be a nice lounge space with my TV and a futon, but for right now it’s a dumping ground. i need to buy furniture because i just don’t have anywhere to put this stuff right now. i’ll slowly work on this, but at least all of this stuff is out of the basement!
tada, bedroom! complete with cat.
i decided to clean the bathroom just because i was on a roll. (the unwanted guest left a ton of stuff in the bathroom that she didn’t want to take with her in the move and decided to leave it all for me to deal with, not pictured). anyway i’ve kind of not touched this under sink area since we moved in about 7 years ago….it was scary. i don’t know what that black stuff was. but thanks to my trust magic eraser it’s gone! yay!
all in all i worked pretty much all day from 10 until 7 or 8, plus i was doing laundry until i went to bed at 1. i took two breaks for about half an hour each time. yesterday my back killed me but it was worth it!
As you can probably guess, I finally succeeded in Unfucking my Habitat today. The unfucking literally took from the 27th of May to today, June 17th. Why so long, you might ask? Finals got in my way. Stupid, awful, terrible finals, and (as you’ll see from the photos under the cut) my room was totally and royally fucked. I literally had to do a dance in order to get out of my room every day. So, essentially, what you’re about to see is the slow whittling away of room-fuckedness into something that’s actually clean and will remain as such (hopefully).
Without further ado, I bring to you…
I’ll be honest. Once I got back from college, I did NOT put anything away. Oopsi. It’s been four weeks since I got back, and my shit has just been piling up. Mostly because I didn’t want to face the reality that I’m not on campus, that I’m so dreadfully stuck at this house with my family. But since I am going away for two weeks, I needed to clean up a little.
I wanted to put away my laundry…
but in order to do that I had to clear a space in front of the dresser so I could, you know, actually get to the dresser…
so after FOREVER, I finally went through all that stuff. I threw out some gross crusty dried up art supplies that were super old. I tossed a lot of dead paint brushes (and I still have 28 in a long shoe box even after the selective process of choosing who will go and who will stay). I consolidated all that mess into four organizer box thingies.
Anyway, the dresser space looks like this
and the space behind my door that once was a mountain of laundry is now
a trashcan and my guitar case.
Fuckin tidy. I’ll tackle the other half of the room tomorrow…
you know, sometime when it’s not 4am.
This is super embarrassing and I’m aware how bad it sounds. In two cupboards and one refrigerator, I threw away two garbage bags of old and expired food, a lot of which was unopened. It’s…. shameful. And I really, really need to go grocery shopping for food I will actually eat sometime this year.
I didn’t get a before picture of the first cabinet I tackled, but I’m including an after picture just for shiggles.
What a waste of money, honestly. On the up side, our compost pile is going to kick ass this year.