Okay, Day 2 of my 10 Day challenge to get my shit together in this house. I’ve got some momentum going from tackling the mudroom and figured I should take on the biggest problem area in the downstairs living space next…
Clearly I don’t do well with horizontal surfaces and “clutter.” The long-term plan for this room is to get rid of the shelf, put in two floor to ceiling cabinets/built-ins to hold cleaning equipment and other storage, and then a legit counter and some shelves over the W/D. Also, the pink tile… again.
The short-term plan was to make this a slightly less horrifying place to walk by on a regular basis.
Originally I thought I could get this done in one 20/10. After tackling the mudroom, I realized that this would probably take two. I got my trusted supplies ready– basket for items that go in other room, bag for trash, and the bottle of wine my dude so thoughtfully brought over because he heard I’d be doing more cleaning– and… GO TIME.
One 20/10 later, here we are:
For being a room whose primary function is cleaning things and housing cleaning supplies, it was… not so clean in there.
However, I will give myself props for labeling these faucet parts whenever I threw them in the cabinet a couple of years ago. Would never, ever have known what the hell they went to otherwise.
See? I’m not always an organizational nightmare.
I stocked up on “extra supplies” (mostly bleach… we use a lot of bleach on the farm) because one of the things I wanted to do while organizing was get better about being prepared in general. It would be great to only have to shop for these kind of daily-use supplies a few times per year instead of constantly running out, and then forgetting to pick them up at the store every day for a month. It’s a vicious cycle.
As always, the holy-shit-that’s-a-lot-of-progress moment happened just as the buzzer rang to end my second 20/10…
I mean… this was yesterday morning…
That’s… pretty unreal. I don’t think the room has been this clean since I moved in. The best part about this is that I’m doing it between 9-11 at night, which means it’s not eating in to my day, and I don’t have to sacrifice a chuck of “project time” on the weekends.
Up next? Both bathrooms and the linen closet. I’m on a roll!