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


  1. You did good to get all that cleaning done. Mother Nature didn't seem to want you to over-do so she kept the rainfall pouring down. As for me, I am a number one procrastinator sitting on my ass...ets!

  2. Everything reminds me of Dave. Spending most days outside with my plants.

  3. You are always so busy, you deserve to set and goof off once and awhile! I'm still purging and trying to keep the house organized.

  4. Great post, your struggle is one I can relate to!!!!!!

  5. I think we all go on a purge when visitors are expected..I know I do :)