I've started on cleaning the basement which is absolutely chock full of stuff. The majority of it is supplies for things I used to enjoy doing but haven't done in a decade. My husband has stuff in there too - he moved directly from his parents' house into the house we purchased. His mom was … Continue reading Purging Old Hobbies
I discovered the world of vacuum sealed laundry and am packaging up all of my big linens that have been taking up space so I can store them in the basement. The bags came with a pump, but I have a vacuum cleaner that worked much better and much faster. I tried to initially use … Continue reading Cleaning House
My desk got a little out of hand. I have a desk (more like a repurposed small kitchen table) I use for the computer, and a desk sitting by my Kanban board for projects that I want to do without the computer taking up space. It was a mess, stacked deep in items I tossed … Continue reading Cleaning Up My Work Space
We're expecting the appraiser to come on Tuesday and HOPEFULLY tell our bank our house is fabulous and totally worth lots of money. Which means we started cleaning when I got up on Saturday morning, pushed until dinnertime, and then resumed Sunday morning. I gave up in the afternoon with the dishes and part of … Continue reading Cleaning for the House’s Appraisal
Our new woodstove will require a LOT of room to safely be installed and run, and our house is very small. So we had to make so concessions, and by 'we' I mean 'me'. First I went through the clothing in my dressers and got rid of 1/3 of it so we could ditch a … Continue reading Disaster Zone in Progress
No photos, ya'll, so you'll just have to believe me. I had a friend planning to come and visit us at our house for the first time ever on Saturday. Super exciting, and I was stoked. And then I looked around the house. It was... cluttered is a polite term for it. Every surface was … Continue reading In Which We Cleaned for Three Days
Maybe I just need less STUFF. Except my husband has cool stuff. Are these not the cutest? The green one has a trailer that moves around that you can practice backing up. And of course, my sword from theatrical fencing and some other goodies: Anyway, I set up the shelves: No surprise, they were damaged … Continue reading As If I Needed Moar Shelves
I intend to go through some of what we have in the basement, so I ordered some shelves and bins from Menards to work with. The shipping was steep, but when I went to the nearest stores (I'm looking at you Wally World), the bins didn't even have handles, and the shelves wouldn't fit one … Continue reading Boxes Galore!
I have noted before that I bought myself an easy-to-use vacuum for myself. It's lightweight and has a long tube, so I don't hurt myself carrying it, and I don't hurt myself bending over. The vacuum: I went around last night and vacuumed EVERYTHING I could reach. I even laid down and pulled the storage … Continue reading Vacuum ALL the Things!
There are few things as an adult more thrilling than getting cleaning equipment! I jest, but I am really, REALLY happy with my new vacuum. First of all though, apologies for not having a Friday post this last week. I wrote it. I scheduled it. I scheduled it for the 15th instead of the 8th... … Continue reading Oh, Glee!