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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I actually DO get things done, daily. The house is still overwhelming. Here’s what I did yesterday:
- Worked on raking the lawn (not finished)
- Cleaned my car (exterior) and waxed the hood
- Peaches cleaned and peeled
- Cleared ugly food (leftovers which have become science projects or are about to) from fridge
- Two loads of construction debris taken to the dump
- Three loads of laundry started, two completed
- Work on the cleaning plan
- Regular household trash taken to the dump.
- I did two loads of dishes, DH did another. (The fridge cleanout generated a lot of things to wash!)
- Cleaned the toilet, sink and tub
- Bought more freezer containers
- Figured out a way to store the 2nd hose on the boat steering wheel I’d kept for the purpose, though I’d never actually done that.
Here’s what I’ve done today, so far (10 a.m.):
- Swept and mopped the kitchen floor.
- Started the load of laundry (3rd load from yesterday) in the dryer.
- Started the first load of laundry in the washer.
- Culled melons and cut them prepatory to freezing.
- Went through the peppers, prepatory to dealing with them
- Cleaned the broom, bucket and mop, although I haven’t gotten them put away, yet.
- Dealt with the dirty, wet rags.
As of 11, you can add: dealt with the peaches, blueberries, and melon (cut, labeled & stored). Dishes washed from that effort.
Also, I can see myself sliding down the fanatic scale: from hoarder to OCD. Some of that I want to encourage, some if it, as I’ve said before, I really want to avoid!
- I vac’d the end of the broom after I swept the floor to get the dust bunnies off of it.
- I asked DH yesterday to shut off the hose for me when I was done washing my car, but told him to not put the hose away as I didn’t like the way he coils it. (True.)
- Found a place to put the bucket away yesterday with the soap, shop towels, car wax, etc. inside of it so that all the car washing tools are in one place, and it looks tidy (all in the bucket).
- Told DH this morning that the little vac needed to be cleaned very soon, because I’d cleaned up a wet mess and it would not be good to let the remains dry in the vac. (He does this most of the time; I’m allergic to dust mites!)
- Found a place for one of the bigger flashlights to be stored when not in use. It has been clutter — as it floated. It had no designated place to be put away. (There are many things like this in our home. Too many!)
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We got a flat file,a large oak one, this past summer at auction. We’d been looking for one, smaller than the one we had; but this one is BIGGER.
DH mended, sanded and shellacked it. He fixed its frame; it’s in the living room. There are two units one atop the other. We talked today about making it into the support under our bed. It’s almost exactly the right size, would utilize a dead space used only by the pets, stray books and dust bunnies at the moment, and doing so would give us a huge piece of real estate back in the living room/DH’s craft room. We’d have to buy a box spring and DH would have to change the framing. Weird? I suppose, but actually, I love the idea!
The living room didn’t get clean by thanksgiving alas, but it is cleaner. There’s less stuff in it, almost daily. The big push this weekend was a rack DH put up that stored a bunch of items which had been all over the house. So they’re not any more, they’re in one place, organized and tidy. Hurrah! The rack is in the living room, but it works, and until we can get the pieces made/built we’d planned or we change the plan, it will work WAY better than having these pieces scattered all over the house!
Happy holidays all!