Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm a dirty rotten scoundrel. I got as far as ripping apart our school shelf and wiping it down, and I took one look at the random assortment of shit strewn about the dining room table and fled the scene like a burglar. I will finish, I just need a Law & Order: SVU marathon. Mariska will inspire me.
But I did complete the one, and two people have walked in and been so impressed they vowed to go home and organize their own houses--yea!
I also got all caught up on laundry, swept, mopped, scrubbed, wiped, and de-cluttered everything I could get my school shelf-avoiding hands on.
In short, I'm pretty caught up. This is when I rearrange my nail polish, sort my flip flops by colour, alphabetize things, dump the junk on the computer, and feel overwhelming urges to redecorate, buy art, scrub wastebaskets, and caddy-fy everything I can.
Todd mentioned a garage sale, which I liken to hearing the term "root canal." Mind you, I am the master garage sale-haver, but it takes so much prep it fills me with dread.
Today I am helping a dear friend whose McMansion is filled to the brim with rich people dirt/clutter, and will be there tomorrow as well. Good thing things are ship shape here.
The next day I'm helping a friend who just moved from the dorms into an apartment, and she didn't even attempt to lie about the shit hole. I know I will be uber-eager to scour my own digs after this week.
So where are we lagging troops? Basics? I've heard lots of good things via text so I'm maintaining my faith.
-Get the washer humming, head to the kitchen.
-De-clutter, find caddies for, your desk area.
-Strip/wash/remake all beds.
-Open your wallet and throw away old receipts, coupons, etc. And please put your cash in descending order with the faces all pointing the same way, for me.
-Pretend someone very important is coming to use your bathroom.
-Have a heart to heart with your room. Remember it should be a place of peace and comfort. Make your bed!
Okay, this is a start, I expect most of you to do a whole lot more, plus bake, which is making me hate all of you. Debe and Karinda are in the lead here and they're pregnant. Let them motivate us all.
A little each day keeps the shit hole at bay!