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Five years into widowhood, after one year of incredible happiness and nearly 14 years of single blessedness. Have given up perfect manicures and pretty hands in order to resume playing the soprano recorder and to see if I can figure out how to play bluegrass banjo. Singing in the shower. Still really, *really* love to knit!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Analyzing my space.

As an alternative to actually cleaning it. The area in front of my closet is a disaster. Two open hampers with no permanent place of abode, so they get shifted about on almost a daily basis. A tall wastebasket topped with a laptop I currently cannot use because I have not replaced my internet provider. A desk I do not like and do not use, except as a flat surface for my CPAP and the surge protector. It slso collects scarves and earrings. A short cheapie bookcase stacked on top of the desk. I do use that. A small plastic dishpan holding paperwork that needs to be dealt with. Beloved's cowboy boots. Four pairs of clogs that never quite make it into the closet. Ditto my sneakers. My tote bag. My temple bag. A chemo cleanup kit that we thankfully never needed. Another dishpan in the kneehole of the desk, filled with I'm not sure what. Bifold doors on the closet. They've got to go. (But probably not today.)

At BittyBubba's party last night, I asked 2BDH (a certified appraiser) how they measure the insides of the rooms. He told me that they don't. They measure the square footage of the house from the outside. They just photograph the rooms (which I knew). So I no longer need to worry about clearing a path through each room to allow for measuring it. Which is going to simplify my morning greatly.

From here on the bed, I can see the linen closet in the hall. It has a space on the bottom to collect the laundry. It is crammed full of stuff. And will hold two kitchen wastebaskets a little taller than the ones I have. Maybe three?

I am fixin' to purge that closet. Get rid of the old towels. Reorganize all of the cleaning supplies from the kitchen and both bathrooms onto the upper shelves. And set up the lower space for its intended use. Then my tall plastic hampers can find new homes, and I can tackle this corner of my room. I think I have a third kitchen wastebasket this size somewhere in the house. I love home improvement projects that cost nothing but my time!

This is the part where I finish breakfast, put on some perky music, set the timer, and see how much I can accomplish in half hour increments.

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