Apartment Therapy: Week 3

On to Week 3! My assignment is as follows:
  1. Vacuum, dust, and mop throughout your home
  2. Clean your entrance and any related closets (this could be scary, since my "entrance" is my laundry room)
  3. Arrange to have all repairs taken care of within the next 3 weeks
  4. Declutter your entrance
  5. Move all old mail, catalogues, and magazines to the Outbox
  6. Look into what you would need to create a "Landing Strip"
  7. Cancel any unused subscriptions
  8. Identify "cool" and "warm" rooms
  9. Apply the 80/20 color rule
  10. Cook 2 meals at home

Until we expand the back porch into a mud room, it remains our laundry room and tool storage. I'd love to get a stackable washer and dryer to save space, but our budget doesn't allow for it at this point (unless the old ones break...!). There are lots of cabinets out there, but the biggest one is hogged by all of the tools, paint, and shellac. I'm going to buy a couple shelving/storage units for the basement and move everything down there instead. That will free up room for cleaning products and pet food bags. I think I'll definitely get some use out of the Outbox while doing this...

We get lots of catalogues and junk mail, but just about everything goes straight into the recycling bin. Almost all of our bills are paid online, so we rarely have any "real" mail to attend to.

I'm finding it hard not to get ahead of myself. As I come up with ideas for one part of our home, it branches out into other spaces. I have difficulty sticking to one thing when there's so much going on in my head...


The Litter Box House said...

You've been tagged!

If you don't know what I'm talking about, see my post on Jan 16th. :)


senthil said...

Great points. That, my friend, is a really important point. Unless you’re a contractor, it’s hard to make sure you don’t get ripped off when you bring in a remodeler to fix up your home. What do you do if you’re cost conscious about a remodeling project, but don’t know what to do?One great way to get pricing on projects like this is to submit your project inquiry into one of the companies that helps match you with qualified remodeling contractors. For example, at Remodeling In Town.com you can submit your project info for free, and then lots of contractors can see the project. They have this technology that makes sure the contractors who can actually do your job can then contact you to give you an estimate. I think it’s pretty cool cuz you can save money once you get a bunch of quotes, ya know?