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?