My daughter and her family are here, so the "purge" is on hold until they leave.
Today I made a pie for tomorrow's lunch, brownies and homemade ice cream for tonight's dessert.
Tomorrow I'll be cooking lunch for the entire family (12 of us altogether).
Once everybody leaves tomorrow afternoon, I'll probably just enjoy the quiet for awhile.
My project for next week will be to clean out my fabric closet.
08-22-2015, 11:55 PM
Day 4 (yesterday): wanted to start organizing, but no storage bin! So, went out to get 6 shoe-size boxed, 4 tote size boxes.
Day 5 (today): well, DH suggested I should clean/organize the shoe rack in laundry room instead of the office cabinets. So I did, wipe clean all shoes (90% are mine), used those shoe-size boxes, put away all 'winter' shoes. Throw away 4 pairs, 6 pairs go to donation. Relocate the shoe rack to upstairs hallway, easier for me to find the shoes I would like to wear. Ok, now in a quick glance, I know what style of shoes I have, minimize the chance to buy similar style & such.
DH find me a basket (something we have) for guests' slippers, which we can bring out when guests are here, my in-laws like to change to slippers when they are here.
I feel that I've accomplished something, even though haven't work on the cabinets yet, but that shoe rack is now in good order.
Rec'd emails of 3 more projects, tomorrow will be some more catching up on work (maybe). Had lunch w/ DH's parents today, enjoyed time with them.
08-23-2015, 06:36 PM
I am busy holding the sofa down! Either all the smoke or a cold, do not know which but I have no energy to clean.....hoping to jump on this soon though......lots to do by my end of September goal!
08-24-2015, 12:20 AM
Day 6: laundry room became the prority. After we moved the shoe rack out of the laundry room, Dh took the opportunity to vacumn behind the washer & dryer. This morning, while I was drying a load of laundry, I noticed that the room was unusally warm, like a heat fan is on & a slight smell of something toasting. Immediately drag Dh to check out, turned off the dryer, he went outside to vacumn to vent, then came back to check out the dryer & realized that when he vacumning yesterday, he must have moved the dryer a bit too much & the vent duct disconnected from the dryer. Everything fixed now. we heard about dryer vent fire. glad we were home at that time. so, today was just cleaning the laundry room. i also did 3 loads of winter clothes, & hang dry most of them , since there is now more room.
lets see what unexpected comes up tomorrow... :vs_shocked:
08-24-2015, 09:04 AM
Yesterday got the Freezer cleaned out and rearranged.. Today it will be laundry and work.. may even get ref cleaned out before I go to work..
08-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Forgot to send this message yesterday--Got home from work, helped dh make oriental salad for monthly card party tonight at friends, now home. Kitchen a mess yet from the quick salad making and out the door before cleaning up. Will clean the kitchen and then see if I have energy for anything more. I might just relax and get an early start tomorrow with deep cleaning/organizing on my day off.
TDN get better soon.
Jean enjoy your family time.
Vanilla, sounds like you're very busy with work and nice job with the shoes. I got rid of a lot of shoes but I still don't have them organized very well. Just can't find a good spot for them.
And for today, vacuumed the steps and upstairs rooms. Made respite clients bed and picked up a few of his things that need washing. Not much to do up there. There is one closet that has alot of daughters things. After her baby's born I will have her come over and sort them out while I hold the baby or all of it will be in her closet or to goodwill.
Time to sweep all the laminate and clean any spots I find. Wait, first I better check if my dryer became disconnected when I deep cleaned that room...yes it did ... Thanks Vanilla for the reminder :)
08-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Thanks so much Kim for starting this challenge! I love me a good challenge! It gets me motivated for sure! I am hanging on the couch today but have hit that point where I know I am getting better so will be up doing bits here and there......I have realized as I get older if I just take it easy and rest while sick I get better a whole lot faster! When I was younger I worked away no matter what and just made myself sicker and miserable!
I guess what I need to work on first is the stuff that is going to be donated to my nieces class trip yard sale since that is this weekend.
08-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Just got the dryer vent reconnected -- frustrating, needed to go buy a flexible piece to fit the dryer and connection at the wall -- fits snug so once connected no room to get out from between the wall and the dryer and the washer without hopping out , good thing I'm tall and fairly flexible yet. It is a tight fit but not perfect yet. The piece is about 5 inches longer than needed so the dryer doesn't fit snug against the wall but workable for now. It would take a hack saw to cut it shorter and than even harder to get it connected. It is safe and secure so that it what is important for now. The hardware salesman told me not to get the cheaper more flexible type as it would crinkle and collect lint. What I have now should not do that. Learned something new but now my back is sore. Time to rest. Oh and on the way back from hardware store I stopped and vacuumed out the car and wiped it down inside with lysol wipes. The inside floors will have to wait.
08-24-2015, 02:50 PM
TDN glad your feeling better!
It is the perfect weather for me to take a nap right now, cool and breezy the way I like it.
Dh is on his way home from golfing with friends. We may find a new trail somewhere to walk. I love being out in nature.
Maybe a long walk and than a long nap :)
08-25-2015, 09:44 PM
Another busy day at work than dh took me for a car ride out in the country and out to eat. Just got home. Want to study for my CPR recertification which is tomorrow. Dh is going to get the floors swept. Hope all is well with everyone.
08-26-2015, 07:05 PM
After destressing from work I decided to do a quick clean of the bathrooms so I would not get in the same situation I started at with this house. Cleaned the front entry room floor. Making chicken and dumplings with dh now. Smells sooo good. Hope to get more done after supper.
I have another goal marker- Sept 2 we host monthly card group with friends. The main living area, dining room,mudroom,kitchen to be deep cleaned and organized by then if all goes well.
08-26-2015, 10:13 PM
I got rid of quite abit of stuff today. Nieces class is having a yard sale and I had some stuff I had been planning to sale so gave it to them. Nice to have the stuff gone and it should make them some money. Hoping to hit the cleaning hard tomorrow.
08-27-2015, 07:40 AM
I had managed to get the whole house cleaned before I had company last weekend - picked up, dusted, vacuumed, mopped.
They all left Sunday and for the past 3 days I've just been sitting around enjoying my clean house.
When my daughter and her family left, I sent them home with "stuff". An old upright vacuum cleaner that I don't need anymore, lots of organizing bins, baskets, etc. (If you get rid of stuff, you don't need containers to put it in!).
Today, I'll start the purge in my sewing room. I'll pull out some of the fabric to take to my granddaughter next time I visit. Some of it I'll keep. A lot more of it will go.
08-27-2015, 04:53 PM
Took Tuesday and Wednesday off to go visit a good friend in the hospital. Today it was mow the yard. Fixing Spaghetti for dinner so it is just about ready..
08-27-2015, 05:53 PM
After work today I got the fridge cleaned, few bottled items tossed. Left overs for supper. Keeping up with the dish washing every evening. Going to enjoy the weather and go for a walk now.