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Housecleaning -- Not Going to Get Discouraged!

I'm continuing to clean on an almost daily basis, even if it's only small amounts some days. Today I decided to tackle my bathroom, where I have a very long counter that runs the full length of the room. Due to lack of storage, it ends up cluttered unless I'm really on top of it...

And I did a bit more in my bedroom, too. Again, with Curt (the power-vac) guy coming on Wednesday, he needs access to every vent in the house. The one in my bedroom is behind my vanity table, so...

I suppose it sounds like I'm out of control and a total slob that I need to clean this much before he comes, but seriously, my bedroom really took the brunt of the recent flooding and so on. Often there was no place else to put things, so that's where they ended up. It's getting under control now, happily, but there is still more to do.

And I really need to get rid of clothes, too! That's obviously NOT related to the recent stuff, but an on-going issue, instead. Like a lot of women, I keep clothes in more than one size. Why? I've decided to ditch the smaller clothes. After all, if I get down to a smaller size, I'll want to get NEW things to wear -- and not wear the old fashions.

Plus I keep 'sentimental' clothes. Really??? I don't need to keep clothes I don't wear and don't plan to wear, just because they're sentimental in some way. My collection of festival tees is now GONE. I kept a very few and dumped all the rest. And you know what? It felt like a weight being lifted from my shoulders! So it was clearly time...

We watched a little bit of the show "Hoarders" again today -- and it creeps me out so bad that I always want to clean SOMETHING after I've seen it! Marilyn was telling me today that I'm not really like these people, but I'm constantly aware that hoarding is a matter of degrees -- and I tend toward it more than I personally like!

The bathroom went well, by the way. My goal (which I've probably mentioned before) is to try and get rid of 1/3 of each thing I'm cleaning out. So if it's a drawer, it would be a third of the contents of a drawer, if it's some basket or other container, then the same. In many cases today I'd only keep a couple of items, period, so that's far beyond the goal. Go, ME!

Marilyn and I are also doing well with the 'buy something new -- get rid of something old' goal. There's only so much room in any home, so...

Plus we really have a lack of storage here and are always trying to figure out new ways to PUT THINGS AWAY. It so much easier to keep the house picked up and clean when things are put away -- but if there's no 'away' to put them, it makes it far more difficult.

Well, Marilyn and I are actually going to have a small drink before bed, which we've both earned today! She went to play tennis with friend Mitch (while I dozed from the effects of my anti-nausea pill), and then also did the treadmill -- go her! I'm trying to exercise more, too, but cleaning sometimes seems like exercise, I have to say.

Oh! I ate a new high fiber cereal today and had a rather strong reaction. I want to keep up the 'more fiber' plan, but will have to go a bit more slowly, I guess.

A lot going on tomorrow, so I'll close for now...

(And, YEAH, I'm mad for the dual monitors! The more I use them, the more I wonder how I managed without them!)

Oh! I almost forgot! Marilyn and I went to pick green tomatoes (and get other fresh produce) at Kruger's Farm today! (woo hoo)

Tags: 2011, august-2011, bathroom, bedroom, cleaning, clothes, exercise, goodwill, green-tomatoes, hoarders, housecleaning, kruger's, marilyn, mitch, power-vac, sister-sue, tennis, treadmill, tv

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