- Wood stacking (also on to do list).
Clean small tables in living room.10:55
Organize/cull dehydrated foods. 1:30
Organize/cull refrigerator/freezer fronts.11:15
ull/clean baskets of onions and potatoes.11:30
And of course there’s the day to day: laundry, dishes, making the bed, etc.
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Tagged 5 a day, Carry over
Here’s what’s left that I should have done this week:
Tidy needlework supplies and equipment.11:30 Saturday
Put away summer weight coats.7 p.m. Saturday
Deal with mail.7:30 p.m. Saturday
- Work on the wood piles (also on the to do list).
Update grain storage: review/cull, clean containers, etc. A tiny piece of this was done as part of clearing the kitchen counter. Weds. 10 a.m. More of this was done Saturday evening, 7:45 p.m. The job is too involved to do really quickly.
Work on the house notebook. 11:00 a.m Saturday
I’m busy tomorrow, so these all have to happen today (Saturday).
Also on the list is the usual weekend chores: dump, laundry, etc.
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Tagged 5 a day backlog, catch up!, Is this undoable?, New Habits
Not only is it MONDAY, so my brain is buzzing with all sorts of “things to be done,” but the construction people aren’t here, and there’s this huge back log. It’s also nearly FALL and so all the “delayed” and “put off” chores are screaming! at me.
Accordingly, my ADD tendencies have run amok this morning. I have worked on these items and finished the lined-through ones:
filing manuals, etc. for things we own.
cleaning out behind the washer/dryer Finished about 11:30 a.m.
culling/clearing out the top shelf of the small freezer
figuring out what I will use to replace the French door blinds
Researching how to do it.
- Finding the fabric I already own for the curtains.
Figuring out a way to “put away” the scrub brush which went missing.
Figuring out a possible way to “put away” various roll goods: masking paper, Tyvek, shelf liner & weed cloth are the immediate needs
Work on clearing out the attic.
Work on cleaning up my office.
Laundry x 2 2nd load started around noon. Two loads done Tuesday as well.
Determining the trunk in the kitchen is still empty.
Figuring out another set of crates, etc. to take to the antique store as shelving.
Cull the clay flower pots — I have too many of course. Started about 2 p.m. but not yet finished. Worked on this Tuesday as well. Completed Sunday.
Still to do:
- Go to the hardware store for a piece to determine if the method of hanging roll materials will work.
Clean the laundry room. Finished just before noon.
- Make the bed.
- Find the missing fabric and determine which piece will be used for the door curtains.
Clear out enough of the attic that the trunk can be moved from the kitchen up there. Enough of the attic was cleared Monday, but the trunk hasn’t been moved, yet.
et the crates, etc. in my car and to the antique store. Completed Tuesday.
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Tagged ADD tendencies, chores, getting things done, overwhelmed, to do list, too much to do
Since last summer, I’ve sold our old dining room table, the bookcase which was in the hall, the oak stand which was in the entry and one of two Hoosier cabinets. Still to sell: a double dresser, a marble/wrought iron table, at least one coffee table.
I acquired on a sale rack at a home center not too long ago two jars of paint in “modern finish” (high gloss) in black and white. I also got a high gloss liquid wax which does the same thing, but it’s clear. This morning I cleaned the black strap steel shelves in the hall then lightly coated them with some of the black paint to spiff them up. I didn’t “paint’ them, I used the paint as a “buff.” Worked. It was what I had in mind when I acquired the paint. Black metal looks dingy after a while and cleaning it doesn’t get it looking as good as I’d like. In the process, a lot of things were put in the car to go to the antique store.
Yesterday I started cleaning out the shed; we both worked on it in the evening. There’s a lot less stuff in there (much of it is in the car for the booth) and we generated 2 bags of trash. If the roof project was finished, we would have set up the bagster we got a while back. That will happen soon.
There is still the storage IN the shed: all the items on the 2 platforms (it’s like a bunk bed) and two shelf units. When we get those cleaned out/cleared/modded and then the stuff we’re keeping stored the way we have planned, the shed will be much more efficient and easier to use!
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Tagged culling stuff, shed clean out, shed reorganization
Because it’s summer, we’ve been using our freezers a lot. We have a small, non-defrosting freezer we bought as a back up when the fridge was dying/not dying the second time. The long-term plan has always been to get rid of it, probably next year.
That said, one way we work to keep it more energy efficient (and less of a PITA) is that we keep an ice scraper in it and when the door is opened, we scrape off some of the extra “snow.”
I debated what to do with this and found a solution. I toss it on the ground, push it around and use is as a sweeping compound. It picks up the dirt, leaves a very slight skim of water on the wood floor and when it’s dirty gets tossed into the garden. Water + dirt, and that’s it. No soap, no extra cost, no extra power used, nada.
I had used snow as a sweeping compound on the concrete floor of the bookstore, but it never occurred to me that I could partially defrost the freezer AND do this mid-summer!
I wish I could find 100 things like this, but 1 counts ‘eh?
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Tagged my minimalism, real zero waste, snow, sweeping compound