Okay. Yes. I’ll admit it. My house surfaces have been getting steadily more crapped-up in the last couple of months. My money-house has been in chaos and panic and as a result my actual house manifested as a depressing clutterfest with some trash, some filing and lots, lots, LOTS of books and magazines all over the place, not to mention myriad craft “thingies” and “bobbers” that all belong in my yarn studio (which also needs some tidying work, but that’s for tomorrow.)
Anyway, I beat DangerLad home from work today, and the rule is that whomever arrives home first has to walk the dog (more for the dog’s needs than our own fitness - poor thing’s gotta go by the time one of us gets home!) so it was on me to walk the dog and get the pets fed. Not only did I walk myself and the dog for a mile around the neighborhood instead of the obligatory walk to the “doggy area” at the back of the property and back for only her necessaries, (I’m not the world’s fittest person - a mile is an achievement for me) and get them all fed and cared-for, I felt pretty energetic, so I unwittingly did a 45/15. Unwittingly because I didn’t know about UnfuckYourHabitat before I came upstairs for 15 minutes of computer time before I go downstairs and attack the floordrobe, at least enough to have unwrinkled clothes to wear to work tomorrow. I’ve been on ChoreWars for nearly a year now and that’s been instrumental in getting my household cleaned up and kept cleaned up, but I live on Tumblr, not Chorewars (although I like chorewars - it’s fun and gives you XP for otherwise thankless tasks). My house is generally clean, but not always tidy, and UFYH has been inspiring me to get all my rooms back into clean, happy condition and to keep them that way, instead of accumulating crap downstairs because I’m tired and I doan wanna.
Thanks for the booster!
Anyway, for tomorrow:
DangerLad is taking out the trash and sweeping the downstairs
He and I will be facing The Dishes of Kazahd-Dun (My dishwasher ran tonight and I’ll need to unload, reload and run again to get the dishes from the weekend out of the sink)
The Floordrobe, fur realz. Laundry is my absolute least favorite chore. I HATE it. But I have to have nice, clean, preferably unwrinkled clothes to wear to work. So one does what one must. Even though I HATE it. (HAAAATE it.)
By/on the weekend:
My current messy desk from hell, including the crap I brought from downstairs that needs filing and/or shredding, and figuring out what to do about all the cables everywhere.
Both bathrooms need a once-over, and the downstairs one could probably use a pretty major one. The upstairs one is probably OK because we don’t really use it much, but it probably needs a dusting, a sweeping and a surf around the commode.
Fresh sheets on the bed (these get changed about once a week, sometimes every 2 weeks, don’t go thinking we’re funky folk. It didn’t happen last weekend because on the allocated day, Saturday, I was in bed all day with a migraine. Love that. Not.)
I’m abysmal about taking pictures, but I’ll try to remember to snap a shot of at least the ‘after’. I’m not so dedicated to before/after pics that I’m willing to re-mess my house just for your benefit. :-D