Posts tagged "the initiative"
Clothes. Ugh, clothes. There is nothing I hate more than dealing with clothes, but I managed to unfuck my dresser in less than twenty minutes. Repurposed a couple of shoeboxes to help me deal with the socks and started a bag of donations, so! That was exciting.
In semi-related news, I’ve started applying the UFYH method to grocery shopping. I used to put it off and end up going once every five or six weeks, which resulted in this massive bill, but now I stop every Monday—no exceptions. The other upside (besides always having something to eat) is that I’ve started to save a lot of money, because there aren’t as many last minute dinner trips to Jimmy John’s.
bedroom vs damalur
Involved a lot of actually putting my clothes in the laundry basket and a little of jumping around in the trenchcoat throwing the playing cards I found under my bed. Cleaned a couple of discolored spots on the carpet, sorted and stored the pile of wires, plugged in the lava lamp, and finished by hanging up the clean clothes piled on the bench.
I’m behind in the documentation process (yikes, am I ever); going to post in batches of three until I’m caught up.
My over the weekend project was dealing with this mess. I sorted and put all the clutter where it needed to go (more on that later), dusted the table and TV, organized the cases on the magazine rack, polished the table, and cleaned the TV screen. So nice to not have to think about how dusty the TV stand is every time I power up Netflix.
aka what do you mean the bookshelf isn’t for clothes and the dresser isn’t for books
Clothing is slowly getting corralled into the closet. That’s a project I’m saving for a day I have enough time for three or four 20/10s. Might be a two-day project, because ugh, laundry.
The bathroom. Were I less tired, I would write an ode of exquisite beauty on the many ways in which the bathroom and I did battle. As I am tired, I can only say that I scrubbed the shit out of that vanity.
The one bright spot was using the tip UFYH posted recently about cleaning the dishwasher by running it with a cup of vinegar in the top rack. My glasses came out from the next cycle downright sparkly.
Am I behind in posting or what! (Answer: Y.) In all fairness, I’m a little behind in cleaning, too, although this did in fact happen on Thursday. I was…somewhat embarrassed to publicly show a picture of the inside of my microwave, but suffice to say it took three rounds of zapping a water/vinegar solution and scrubbing to finally achieve cleanness.
I’m loving all these clean microwaves. The water/vinegar or water/citrus thing was something I think I thought everyone already knew. Every day, I learn not to take information for granted!
Wow, this makes it abundantly clear I still have a college dorm aesthetic in my living room. The sheet is there because it makes the sofa bed easier to keep clean, really. I might make it a point to paint later this summer—I usually try to do something to spiffy the place up when I renew my lease.
Picked up the clutter, sorted it, and stored or trashed it as appropriate. I also used some Target brand carpet cleaner to work on the floor; that’s an ongoing process, but it is starting to look less like a leopard and smell less like a foot! The clutter on the coffee table is part of the middle step in a project that will probably be the subject of a future UFYH post.
Today I tackled my mirrors, which are smeared with pawprints because someone thinks it’s fun to commune with her mirror-self. Wiped everything down first with water, then with an ammonia-based window cleaner I found in the veeeerrrry back of my closet.
I suspect they’ll stay clean for maybe fifteen minutes, but I am going to enjoy those fifteen minutes for all they’re worth!