Thursday was a warm day, with a daytime high of 89F; guess who was happy? LOL.
I was very productive in the morning! I cleaned the kitchen and tidied it, putting away several items that had been sitting out and cluttering the counters. The kitchen was supposed to have been my September "room of the month", but, I had procrastinated cleaning it, doing just bits and pieces here and there. I sort of made up for that, today!
After that, I pulled everything (except the washer and dryer, of course, and the stuff I store on the two overhead shelves) out of the laundry closet and swept and mopped the floor between the washer and dryer (but, not behind and under the appliances). I created more of a mess in the spare room as I dumped all kinds of stuff I pulled out of the laundry closet in there, but, I will sort through that, another day! The purpose behind the cleaning, today, was to get the laundry closet emptied for the gas service technician to check on the dryer!
- The gas company providing these free safety checks
- The malfunctioning gas heater didn't cause any accidents!
- The rest of the appliances were working well
- The heater repair company will send out a technician tomorrow
- I have portable electric space heaters that I can use, if needed
Today's joyful activity was tidying the kitchen and laundry closet!
September Decluttering: I am continuing to declutter at least one item a day in September, too.
9/1 - 1 Crossword book, completed (recycled)
9/2 - 1 T shirt (daughter's, to be donated)
9/3 - 1 knitting book (to be donated)
9/4 - unused cards (to be donated)
9/5 - 1 participation medal (daughter's; tossed)
9/6 - 1 seashell necklace (to be donated)
9/7 - 3 copper bowls (to be donated)
- 3 text books (daughter's; recycled)
9/8 - 1 text book (daughter's; recycled)
9/9 - 2 metal spare parts that are no longer needed (recycled)
- 2 storage boxes
9/18 - 3 disposable food containers (given with food)
- 1 hooded sweatshirt (to be donated)
- more old make up (eye liner that was dry! Tossed)
9/19 - 1 old wash cloth that was torn in the middle (tossed)
- 1 wooden cat shaped letter holder
- 1 clock radio
- 3 collectible dolls
- several posters (daughter's; recycled)
9/20 - 1 broken picture frame (tossed)
9/21 - 3 hair bands (tossed)
9/22 - 1 scarf (to be donated; another bag of donations started)
9/23 - 1 bath mat (tossed)
9/24 - 1 blouse (given to daughter)
9/25 - 1 blouse (daughter's; to be donated)
9/26 - 1 box (recycled)
1 binder (daughter's; recycled)
9/27 - 3 tubes of lipstick (old and wrong shades; tossed)
9/28 - 1 pair of scissors with a broken handle (tossed)
9/29 - 1 cracked plastic lid to a food container (tossed)
1 CD (tossed)
9/30 - 1 plastic strawberry basket (recycled)
2 parts of a broken knob from the old washing machine (tossed; they had been kept in the strawberry basket)
1 item that had been stuck to the fridge with a magnet, but, I couldn't figure out why I stuck it there!
2 empty glass jars (recycled)
September's decluttering goal was to declutter one item a day for a total of 30 items. I decluttered more than double that number! I am happy with how this month's decluttering went, but, I still have a lot more to declutter. I will be continuing my decluttering challenge in October, too. Anyone else joining me?
Flames coming out of a furnace sounds dangerous! I have never know of a gas company that does checks like yours. That is great they have this service. Here you have to pay a heating/cooling company to do even the most basic check. I think a furnace should last much longer, 15 years? That could be wishful thinking! Hope yours can be repaired (cheaply)! CelieReplyDelete
To be honest, I didn't know that the gas company did these checks for free for the longest time! It was a gas company technician who said they did them and I am very glad that they offer this service. Well, the furnace has lasted me 14 years and, I guess, that's close enough to 15? It would be good if the technician can repair it, though. I shall find out, this afternoon!Delete
I'm glad you had the check done. Big balls of fire--not good. We got a new furnace last fall. While it was expensive, the house stays a steady temperature much better than it did and it's not using as much oil. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Thank you, June. This is a wall unit that heats the house through simple diffusion, so the living room is always warmer when the heater is on than the rest of the house! I'm waiting for the technician to arrive to see what he has to say. :)Delete
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the issue with the gas heater can be resolved quickly and cheaply, or reasonably cheaply because nothing is cheap nowadays!ReplyDelete
You have done so well with your decluttering efforts. I will join you for October, or at least for part of the month. I don't really have much more to get rid of but I do want to make a start on my clothes and decide which items I can let go. I may not actually dispose of them just yet as I won't be buying replacement items until the style class is completed, but I can move everything to be disposed of to the spare bedroom in preparation.
Thank you, Eileen; I am waiting for the technician to arrive and we shall see what he has to say. I am hoping he can repair it; if not, I guess I'll have to get a new heater!Delete
Thank you; I'm motivated to keep decluttering! Glad you will be joining me in October. Setting aside the clothes you plan to donate will be a good step to take. :)
Wow great decluttering list! I hope you get the furnace fixed/replaced before the cold weather comes.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. Yes, I'm scheduled to get a new furnace, next week, if all goes well. :)Delete
That heater sounds really scary and I hope you can get it properly functioning without having to invest in a new one. The technician was reassuring with his efficiency, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
I will certainly keep looking for items to declutter in October. The front hall closet needs turning out and I suspect I will find some things to donate from there. I was into the bedroom closet looking at some purses and almost, but not quite, decided to donate one, but I will have to think about it. Enough is enough!
Thank you, Bushlady; I decided to go ahead and get a new furnace, after all. Peace of mind and all that! Installation is scheduled for next week.Delete
I am looking forward to decluttering in October! I'm glad you will be joining me. Shoes and purses are hard to declutter, aren't they? :)
Thank goodness you had the furnace checked before turning it on yourself. I hope a replacement won't be too costly. XReplyDelete
Yes, I'm very thankful that I had it checked! The replacement is not inexpensive, but, it is about what I thought it would cost and I am OK with that.Delete
It is so smart of your gas company to provide this free service.ReplyDelete
Shooting fireballs just never sounds good does it?
I need to read on and see what the technician's assessment was.
I am very thankful that they offer this free service! I didn't find out about it until recently, but, I shall be taking advantage of it from now on!Delete