Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Minimal Hoarding Life - To Clean Or Not To Clean

About a week ago I got a call, " Hey I am in town and I wanna drop by tomorrow night." 

Horrified as I look around my house, its slung and unkept. The bathroom needs cleaned badly and everything is just everywhere!

Under pressure?!?!?!

I work best under pressure. I got by big old lazy butt up and I began to put things back into their place, vacuum and sweep, wipe and rinse. Wash all those dirty stinky clothes. Change the bed sheets on the guest bedroom bed. Clean, no scrub the guest bathroom.

Within hours I got this place looking like it usually does, when I am not being lazy, setting on my ass online. 

Now don`t get me wrong I still have so much to do around here and one is getting up in a chair and cleaning the upper cabinets that are dirty with mostly kitchen grease. I also need to finish painting the kitchen and get busy on the bathroom and laundry room, I feel they need a new coat of paint. 

Now outside :

If you remember all of the mowers died and I had one little push mower going. I worked everyday out there when it was not raining, each part of the yard was a different height. Then one day I wanted the driveway and the front all to be the same and I over did it, I exhausted myself. I gave up! I HAVE TO HAVE a riding mower to keep it mowed when it rains everyday or five times a week, it just grows so fast.

Well today I bought that mower, but it rained so I have not gotten to use it yet. with the right equipment I maybe can manage more of this place alone.

Minimalism Monday  August 8th :

I washed and dried two loads of laundry, put those away. 

I washed up the dirty dishes. Swept the kitchen floor.

I vacuumed the living room, dining room, and my bedroom. 

I filed papers so none are on the dining table. 

I am slowly getting back to myself, getting the energy I did have last month and in June. There is always something to do around the house, inside and out.

Thursday - August 10th.

I am proud to say that I have kept up the cleaning and nothing is scattered about, the house needs a good mopping but that is about it on the day to day cleaning.

As for the outside, I still have not gotten to mow because it had rained everyday, however maybe this evening I can mow before the rain comes in.

How about you, have you gotten a major task done? 

By Andria Perry
Photos By Andria Perry

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The 2017 Resolutions - Check In For July- What Did I Accomplish?

August 7, 2017

July went by so fast its almost a blur! But I have made some progress, especially getting out of the waiting rut, somewhat.

Now lets tale a look back at the month of June and see just what I did get done toward my resolutions for the year, remember I make two easy and two hard each year, sometimes I make them all but more than likely its three out of four.

This year I also picked a word for my year, what I wish to accomplish. My word for the year is : Satisfaction. I picked this word because I want to feel satisfied with everything I do in the year 2017.

My 2017 resolutions are :

1 - Buy Solar Panels and the accessories - Get off the grid

With life being so uncertain I stopped all thoughts of solar for this place and began to think about down sizing, maybe even moving to a smaller place and then apply the solar. But then I am not wanting to move again, not yet!

But I am looking for another place and I am not doing it fast, as in I have to have it now. But I am looking.

So I am learning and doing other things toward my goal of living as free as possible. Home canning is one.

Failed with this resolution for July.

2- Write more- Finish the book and write another. Blog more for money.

Writing. No. Chatting and being social? Yes. For money? Yes. I am getting back to myself and I will go back to writing for money, as far as the book is concerned, most of it is still in my head and I am doing a little more research on what I intend to write a book on. 

Failed with this resolution for July.

3 - Lose 25 pounds and get back on a vegetarian diet

Well this one is absolutely a 100% fail because I gained a few pounds.

Vegetarian diet? No but I am getting better but I have to give up the junk food to loose pounds. 

4 - Learn to ask people for help

Nope I have not. Sometimes I feel I would be a burden if I asked for help, after all we all do have our own problems.

Failed with this resolution for July.

Wait, she I did, I asked for Canning coupons and an online friend helped!

There you have it I did not even try for the month of July but I am going to do better for the month of August, I will at least try. 

How about yours? 

Miss last months update? Click here for June  

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry