Sunday, November 14, 2010

# change # cleaning

Changing for the Better

These days I don't seem to sit down regularly to write. It's ok because I'm busy making other changes. Changes that will free up my time and free up my mind.

I've been working on my home. I've been cleaning daily and doing a load of laundry daily. Is the house perfect? Would I let anyone in the house if I didn't have a choice? Nope, not yet. However, it is better. I've purged a lot of stuff out of my kitchen. I think I've purged 4 bags of unneeded groceries, alone. Seriously, how many bags of flour does one family need? I'm glad that I can help people as I clear out what I don't need.

I'm also proud to say that I'm nearly all caught up on my dishes. A while ago, the dishwasher here just stopped getting things clean and I wasn't keeping up on hand washing dishes. Now, I'm just about all caught up which makes me smile every time I open a drawer or cupboard and can immediately find just what I'm looking for. This is also going to make Thanksgiving a heck of a lot easier.

I've started with the kitchen and the laundry. Tomorrow, I'll be back in the kitchen and with any luck, I'll get it all finished up. Justin will be visiting Tuesday-Sunday but I'm not going to let that stop my progress. In fact, he's going to help me winterize the house and do some things that I need an extra pair of strong hands/arms with.

Now, let's just hope that the furnace in this house hasn't died. The thermostat has read 60 all day long and hasn't shut off for hours. I don't want to have to tell the leasing agent something is wrong with it. The owners have no desire to do repairs on this property plus the laundry room (where the basement access is) is really, really far from being at a point where people could go into it.



Wendy said...

Way to go, Katie! I know you can do it! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you about the furnace.

We've been doing much of the same, purging and organizing. My father is coming tomorrow to visit for two weeks, so it's extra incentive to get this place up to snuff. :)

Three's Company said...

Sounds like you're doing a great job! Back from my Mary Kay days I learned a lesson. Work your business everyday. So as bad as I was at Mary Kay, I did take that philosophy to other areas of my life. I work my homework, work my housecleaning, work on my future plans, etc.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

WOW! Way to go!!! I know that my house stresses me out SO much! I never have enough time to get everything done and my house shows it! I have too many piles of clutter!

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