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FlyLady Day 1 - Shine Your Sink

So, I said I was going to do it... more as a promise to myself than anything else, and because both [livejournal.com profile] wouldyoeva and my therapist made a point of directing me to FlyLady as a good place to start for help on tackling the clutter issues. Since I had decided to focus on the contents and organization of the kitchen this weekend anyway, and since the first step along the FlyLady path is shining the sink, it seemed like setting Saturday as a starting point was a good idea.

I did not take "before" pictures - some dirty laundry is not to be aired. However, I did take "after" pictures, and it does indeed shine. The finish is nicked and scratched after almost 15 years of use and abuse, but there is still some shine left in it.

The OLYMPUS site is slower'n molasses in January, so I will have to post the pictures separately. Major thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pafischer and his lovely wife for the recommendation on the camera (website speed notwithstanding) - I am VERY happy with my Stylus 820.

In addition to shining the sink, I got dishes washed. There are still some in the queue that require handwashing, but dammit they can wait until tomorrow. Amidst this I emptied all three of the "junk drawers" in the kitchen, filling half a green trashbag with debris, and starting a box for Goodwill. The assault on the cabinet above the microwave was started, and what few items are left on top of the microwave will find a new home in the AM.

In the morning I shall spend some time tending to my office so that I have a place to meditate, review some stuff from [livejournal.com profile] kcs_slayve and then the next stage of the assault on the kitchen will begin. The island in the center of the kitchen is covered by items from the junk drawers awaiting new homes, the emptied drawers await a good cleaning, the dining room table must be cleared, the cabinets will be emptied and the contents thinned with the excess going into the Goodwill box. Then there shall be a field trip to The Container Store and perhaps other places for things to help organize the kitchen.

RAR!

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Brought to you by the good feeling of freshly trimmed fingernails, and an unusually early wake-up time...

Cut to save space on friends pages... long-winded run down on my so-called bachelor week, a visit from Allen and Sherri, an introduction to the Wii, and what's on deck for this week... )

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Just a brief note... I'm waiting for the tea to steep sufficiently to make a big mug of icy goodness. Sleep did not come until almost 5 AM(!), so I did not rouse from the bed until 3:30 PM(!!). Even though I still have stuff to do for Balticon, I have reached a point where I can't work in my office until the clutter is cleared. As a result, I'm proceeding with the planned re-arrannging of furniture and other items within the office. It was a little over a year ago that [livejournal.com profile] tth helped me relocate from the basement to the small bedroom upstairs ([livejournal.com profile] ravynmaniac has taken over the space vacated downstairs for the most part to use as studio space, but I still have crap in there that needs to find a home), and it is time to shake things up again.

Once I've got the debris cleared, I'll probably take some "before" pictures prior to actually moving furniture and deploying a new desk, and then I'll take some "after" pictures. Tomorrow I will probably need to make a trip out to get rods for hanging door curtains, as part of the renovations involve the removal of the door - it consumes too much space, and I rarely truly have the need for closing the door anyway.

Change is inevitable. Struggling against it is futile. Go with the flow.

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