This is actually an update on Money Saving Mom’s assignments 16, 17, and 18. I’ve done all three of them. Monday night my computer was very troubled. Tuesday night I was having too much fun to post, so I just waited until tonight to post all three.
Monday was the day to clean my vents. This was a bit unexciting, actually. It made me realize that (a) I should have cleaned my baseboards that day I was too lazy to do them, and (b) if I’d cleaned my baseboards, I probably would have done these that day anyway and freed some time this week. I did wipe down all the baseboards within an arms reach of my vents, though. Some of my vents are a little strange, and I couldn’t easily remove them for a thorough cleaning. I pulled out my trusty toothbrush for assistance, though.
I also did my standard weekly cleaning on Monday. I’m pretty happy with my new mop, which I’ll post about in a couple of weeks.
Tuesday was the day to organize my kitchen cupboards. This wasn’t a huge deal, since I did this a month ago. I was surprised at how many things are in my cupboard that I didn’t put there. I took some stock piles to the basement for storage. I’d cleaned the bathroom a bit on Monday, so I didn’t do the 15-minute clean. Living in such a tiny home means standard cleaning really doesn’t take too long.
Today was the assignment I’d been hoping for and dreading: closets. Our coat closet was a mess. It was to the point where I’d open the door, shove something inside it, and close the door very fast.
First, I emptied my daughter’s closet. I don’t have many pictures, because my daughter was delightedly following me around the whole time. I did come to the conclusion that three diaper bags is too many to use at once. I’d been trying to alternate, but that wasn’t working so well. I decided to just use one now, and when it wears out I’ll use the next. It’s surprising how many bags I have, since I’m not somebody who buys bags. In fact, of the nine bags of purse/diaper bag/backpack size I have, I purchased two of them, and they’re both in the closet picture. They’re also both brown. I definitely use the other bags, but I need to figure out a better method to switching bags. I just did a little vacuuming around her closet, since I’d mostly vacuumed on Monday.
I emptied everything and cleaned off the irregular bottom. It required first using a dustpan to get a sizeable pile of dirt and then a wet rag to finish it.
I sent a few coats to the laundry to be washed before summer. I pondered storing coats in the basement. We don’t really have a good place for coats, and we don’t need to hang other things in this closet. My husband is not a fire fighter, he just has a very bright coat.
For the first time today, I had a little trouble finding seven things to give or throw away. I was tempted to dump a bunch of things from the closet, but I need to check with my husband before I can do that. Instead, along with some items from the closet, I dug open a box of decorations I hadn’t used since we moved three years ago and dumped a few of those.
That coat was never even mine. My friend once needed a ride to the airport in January to fly back to her tropical home. Her mom dug up her old elementary coat, and I was instructed to throw away the coat after she got to the airport. That was two years ago. This is why I need to organize my home.
This post is linked at Money Saving Mom.