I like to do things in big chunks. I’m not very motivated to do things when I can’t see the end. However, being super busy leads to everything getting too cluttered. I’m going to try out decluttering for 15 minutes a day (I haven’t decided if I should do so when I get home from work or before work) and see if it keeps my house cleaner and me happier. 1 month ago
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Organized and cleaned the closet under the stairs before Christmas. Now, I am working on my clothes closet, bookcase and craft drawers. I don’t feel like I can tackle the entirety of any of these 3, but can definitely make some progress.
Tonight I spent about 1/2 hour. Closet is neater but only slightly less full. Got rid of lots of solo socks. About a half dozen books came off the shelf, and pulled a camera and high school dissection kit out of the craft drawer. Will take some thought to decide how to get rid of the camera; cost a lot when I bought it “used” back in the day, but a quick look on eBay tells me they’re almost worthless today. ... Good lesson there!
- Make a donation of items to Good Will, keeping track of all donated items for next year’s taxes.
- Organize the photos that had been stashed under the stairs. 4 months ago
today washed stains out of clothes, cleaned the sink and helped the hubby tidy the kitchen. also picked up needed (and not needed) items from kijiji. washed two loads of laundry and one is nearly all put away. 5 months ago
I cleaned/wipe/removed the lint from both the washer and dryer in the laundry room today.
*Clean/wipe the stainless steel clothes dryer rack
*Swept the floor, then vacuum afterward.
*Reorganized all the laundry detergents, stain removal stuff, etc..
*Reorganized the “pharmacy” cabinets (ie. sundry items, personal care, and few small kitchen appliances)
*Line dry all the floor carpet
*Left the laundry door ajar to let in some fresh air and good energy cleansing.
Feeling a little better as one of the much neglected corner/area of the house looks organized and pleasant to the eye.
I plan to pain the laundry room next. Most likely a very refreshing or bright color as the room is really cramp and dingy looking. 10 months ago
I picked up this book in the library a couple weeks ago. Reading it, gave me aspiration to declutter my most unorganized place in my home, the kitchen.
I declutter, purged, and re-organized all part of the kitchen, except for a deep clean of the fridge. A soda pop in the top freezer last week and I didn’t have the chance to fully clean it out yet.
Did make-over for the spice drawers, the top pantry, bottom lazy Susan, lower pantry, and the silver ware drawers.
Swap out the coffee station and dry good jars to the kitchen island instead. Certainly more than 15 minutes decluttering but it felt really good. Just hope I keep the momentum to De-clutter other part of the home. 10 months ago
If dirty, negative energy are considered as “clutter” than I am proud to say I did de-cluttered at-least 15 minutes yesterday by washing my car.
I’ve been meaning to wash my car for weeks (been on my to do list, transfer into new one too many times). As you see, I finished my job assignment 4 weeks by now. Not working and having no incoming income gave me no reason to be driving my car, causing me to spend money on gas.
Instead, I bicycle to almost everywhere (ie. library, grocery store, school, etc..) to keep my gas expense down and a boost to my sedative unemployment life and exercise routine.
I finally suck it up and hand wash my car and it felt like a thousand pounds have lift up my shoulder. Although I don’t anticipate in driving the car immediately, but in hand washing the car did feel a bit better as all that construction dirt from the neighbor is wash off. The bonus is that I also wash the patio furniture set and horse down the dirt on the BBQ cover. I think I am going to put up the newly purchase outdoor umbrella to the outdoor bistro set and light up the BBQ for a summer’s grill soon. Al fresco dinning, here I come…...ah…........ 10 months ago
the tax forms – yay! These particular ones have been hanging over me for too many years. I got in before the deadline and should get a good chunk of change back in due course.
Faxed the expenditure forms but was told I have to wait a few months until after the baby is born to get them resubmitted and processed. Annoying but we will get reimbursed eventually. 13 months ago
March has seen significant progress on this front!
Paperwork: Threw away about 5 large bags of shredded paperwork. Went through the filing cabinet and sorted out 2/3 of it, getting rid of loads of stuff. Only a few more file folders to go.
Went through the whole cupboard, bought boxes to store different types of stuff, created large pile in garage of boxes, books, clothes, stuff, to give away or throw away.
Went through garage and organized most of the stuff that needs to be sorted out/given away. Only a couple of boxes left.
Put aside 2 bags of clothes to give away to charity. Organized all the clothes that still fit me and those that won’t until after the baby!
Completed a couple of important forms at work; got a new computer and transferred the files over; working on 3 important pieces of paperwork that will be good for our finances – will complete them this week.
Made lists of what needs to be done every month for next several months! 14 months ago
- Went through and got rid of all receipts
- Completed FHSA form
- Completed CC form 15 months ago
Yes, 1 hr: Went through the 3 piles of papers in the bedroom, sorted into piles and am ready to file away. 15 months ago
This should be so easy ….why it always seems so hard is a mystery. 19 months ago
Mon Oct 3rd:
Put away all the clothes; did the washing (1.5 hours)
Wed Oct 12th:
Cleaned kitchen, living room, back room (2 hours) 19 months ago
Mon Sept 12th:
Did 30 minutes, went through 3 boxes of stuff. :)
Fri Sept 16th:
I’ve got into the habit of making sure the kitchen and sitting room are spotless before I go to bed. It makes it much nicer to get up and face the house the next morning. :)
Sun Sept 18th (1-2 hours):
Cleaned the cooker, it’s now sparkling.
Cleaned the bathroom. 20 months ago
We were really serious about this goal about a year ago, trying to get rid of stuff before and during the move. The next step was to put to beautiful use some saved “odds & ends” from the building project. Just this month I finished the last major project – using spare luever doors and rough cut cedar to build a cabinet for the sauna, and topping it with a shelf covered with three leftover 12×12” tiles. The only major pile of salvaged goods remaining that has a future purpose here is some tongue & groove pine paneling that I’d like to use to panel the inside of a garden shed I hope to afford to build next summer.
So, all that feels good. But, that means it is time to sell the remaining stuff that is still under the woodshed roof. Not only is the stuff not needed here, the wood shed IS needed: for WOOD! D has begun cutting up the wood for next year, piling it BESIDE the woodshed! We’re hoping to have a yard sale or two in Sept!!! 21 months ago
today have done:
mowed 1/2 of backyard
wiped down bathroom sink
scrubbed bathroom toilet
emptied dishwasher 23 months ago