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The boring thread of: I have to really clean a few things.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Floris, Oct 25, 2020.

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    Floris

    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Last Update for 17th,

    Aaah my back. Yikes, I have to be careful.

    I've made progress in the bedroom, hallway, bathroom, room with toilet, and I've started the kitchen.

    The overview of what i have to do has been slightly adjusted, which helped me today.

    I've done basic maintenance to minecraft just because it came up, which gave me some rest.

    Then I've fixed the clogged water in the little sink in the bathroom, it isn't perfect, but it will flow away now at least. Progress! I will repeat that tomorrow.

    The kitchen cleaning has been a rough scrub, just to get most of the grease from frying things gone. But since I have to cook tonight I didn't feel like nitpicking on it haha.

    To rest again, i've gone to amazon and looked up like 10 items that i need for various things. it was a 100 euro, CRY .. oh well, paid for, no backsies now (pls dont disappoint).

    Since my back is hurting more and more, and i have semi annoying heavy stuff to do, I am calling it quits. I might even go for a nap.

    From 5 to 8, from 9 to 11, from 12 to 1 .. Little bursts of energy, motivation, and then fighting the urge to continue just because my back and headache is getting worser. It was productive enough for one day. And when I wake up I still have enough time to do minor things.

    I've started a laundry, I've tidied up the bathroom, and I've collected boxes and trash again. Another run tonight downstairs to get rid of a few things should help with the way the kitchen/livingroom looks.

    In between whatever I do tonight, I can also tidy up a bit. Each time i walk to the kitchen I will just pick up something, put it away. Even if it's just one thing.

    I can't wait in December to just sleep and do nothing. lol.

    Oh oh, I almost forgot, I bought painting equipment, and I've contacted a painter for a room as well. Let's see if they email back with a quote or maybe want to come over to take a look at the damage.

    I've made the rust on the heater in the bathroom worse, yikes.. damage is bigger than I thought. Embarrassing. But I will have to figure that out in December. Not sure what I can do about that this month anyway.

    For now: A little snack, since I didn't eat today (actually, I am not that hungry, screw eating.. burn that fat, it's there for a reason LOL). and I will have a coffee and then when that knocks me down, I will lay down and nap for a few hours.

    If you made any progress today with something, feel free to let me know :D
     
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    Just having lunch now, but do far I've cleared the living room and hoovered the floor, changed the rugs over, they're not really rugs but blankets that I use as rugs. Done most of the washing up, and the washing machine has just finished.

    Next is to put the wet clothes out to air, finish the washing up, and to try to rediscover the rug in the bedroom!
     
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    haha, a free rug! :P

    Nice progress.

    My nap was well needed haha, I was asleep in two seconds I think. Time to eat something finally and then do whatever I wrote down earlier (good thing i did)

    Have a nice evening everybody
     
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    18th, here we go..

    I was up pretty early around 8 am, and I've gone ahead and started grinding in the kitchen. Making sure I have new things to throw out, new things to organize, new stuff to clean.. And made progress. The stove area is clean(er) now and the vent system they need access to, I made a decision on it and cleaned what I could at least.

    A run of dishes are done, laundry is sorted. And bathroom items are ordered and ready to get delivered between now and next few days.

    I've had coffee, and ate some candy, .. i should really eat something now that i think of it.

    Took breaks in between so my heart rate doesn't go to 500 haha Used it to do some Minecraft maintenance.

    Updated all the apps and operating systems on all my devices (except iMac OS itself). And charged things.

    Once today's deliveries are here, I will go downstairs a few times to get rid of the boxes and what not. I am not going to risk being in the elevator and them ringing my doorbell and missing the delivery. Pff, typical.

    So between now and then, I will do some manual dishes for pots and pans, and eat something substantial and take my pills.

    I also still want to put some cover over the head of the bed? I got some dirty old discolored thing now, i want to see if i can remove that, put it in the laundry somehow .. but might be for december. For now, I will 'hide it' by putting this cover over it and making things look nicer.

    There are a few bin bags with things that need sorting out, not thrown out. I might just bring that downstairs to get it out of sight and bring it upstairs in december again and then use december to sort that out.

    The weather was nice, but my eyes did NOT like the sunlight.. I couldn't be outside for a minute it felt like, so not ruining the next 36 hours by doing the windows outside. Instead, I've closed curtains and opened the balcony door to air out the apartment a bit.

    Didn't hear back from the painter, so .. might just end up doing it myself. The more I do until a painter shows up the less work hopefully for them (and the cheaper?)

    I will also get a notepad and pen, and walk through the apartment and revisit every area and write down what really is next that needs to get done. So I also have an extra todo list with things on it that I can do 'next'.

    The living room already has some stuff I can tidy, might do that now, so .. bye.

    Hope you have a nice day. Let me know what you're proud of achieving last week in your house!
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Not much today actually. Going to knuckle down tomorrow, Friday and Saturday... after securing a PS5 tomorrow!! lol
     
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    Nothing but amazon packages for me. And the first one that arrived is 8 bott.. 7 bottles. One broke. glass everywhere. before i even opened the box. oof.. Dealing with amazon has been an hour of no progress. I might just cut my loss here and accept i have 7 and not 8. lol. We will see, contacted the company and trying again tomorrow.

    Anyway, that slowed me down a bit. I've also ordered a whetstone knife sharpening thing. It's been on my todo list too long and I think about it once a week! Tired of being broke: bought it. Who cares, can't pay rent? Pff, whatever.. who needs a place to sleep.

    Anyway. The paint scraper things arrived, and the paint sanding block arrived. To tomorrow during daytime to not annoy my neighbours I will try my best to do that a little bit and see how it goes. Even five minutes helps maybe?

    Kitchen stove area finalized, dishes almost done. And I have enough new things to do more laundry.

    Bedroom looking better, it's almost ready, but I can consider it done.

    Sink still empties in the bathroom, even though it's not perfect, but it's better than nothing. So I will keep repeating this daily until I run out of cleaning stuff haha.

    The todo list I spoke about has been made, it's full of tiny things that need to get done. So annoying how much there still is to do. Oh well. But .. the next few days is mainly about clearing out what needs to get cleared out. I have a ladder over there, and I have a box over here, and I have these things on the floor there.. I can tidy that. Hoover again, maybe use the Swiffer mop thing I have to get what the hoover doesn't get.

    Maybe I might even have time to start on the tech room as I call it. Or the small room where i store things. We will see. Let's survive tonight and tomorrow first.

    Thanks everybody for posting today!
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    @Floris

    You're doing really well. Be proud even if your back is dying!
     
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    Aw thank you, the same goes to everybody that is fighting keeping their place extra tidy and clean haha.
     
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    Thursday 19th, the 23rd is creeping in quickly now.

    Time to sit down and take a good look at what is important to deal with in case someone shows up unexpected. Just to get that out of the way I guess, before I even look at my todo list.

    That's my task for today, on top of everything else.

    And I will try to do that for each room.
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Todays task is;
    RUBBISH From;
    My room
    Bathrooms
    Abbs room
    Landing
    Kitchen

    WASHING UP

    CLOTHES WASHING - blacks!

    PREP POSTAL RETURNS

    SORT ABBS UNIFORM
     
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    Update!

    I've thrown out some things, so that cleans things up in a hallway and kitchen, I have some stuff left that needs to be sorted and thrown out that's from the livingroom and the other hallway.

    A blanket is in the washing machine, fingers crossed this was the right program - yikes.

    I've bypassed amazon, and went straight to the company, told them I am not complaining, but just letting them know a jar broke. And gave them the pictures. They followed up this morning, and I replied to answer some questions. They said since I wasn't acting like a Karen like most people, they are going to refund the value for the jar as amazon credit. Which is fine by me. So that's an acceptable loss I am willing to take.

    Today I have three things arrive maybe? We will see, after 2, and after 5. So no napping for me ! POut...TTTTTTT

    I consider the bedroom 100% done now, I just need to find where I left the blanket cover and put that over a blanket. Then when ppl are here I throw that over the bed and it looks nicer too.

    Dishwasher is empty, pots and pans are done, but of course I had to use them last night so .. yeh, they need to get done again. I might have more space in the dishwasher now at least haha.

    Talking about food. I just had some sandwiches, so for once I didn't forget to eat.

    Charging my devices again, making sure all the apps are up to date as well. And doing some minecraft maintenance.

    Next is to finish laundry, and start another load. Just to keep up with things. I have some laundry to fold as well so I will do that in a minute.

    After that it's a matter of going through the apartment to tidy up a bit and do what Has to get done in that room.

    The TODO list is constantly changing, but so is the situation and stuff that I have to do, sooooo yeah.
    Enough for you to do :) Thanks for sharing, it motivates me to keep going. Good job yourself on being productive. It's nice to look back and see some progress.
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Todays task is;
    RUBBISH From;
    My room
    Bathrooms
    Abbs room
    Landing
    Kitchen
    ALL DONE


    WASHING UP ALL DONE

    CLOTHES WASHING - blacks!

    PREP POSTAL RETURNS

    SORT ABBS UNIFORM
    ALL DONE
     
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    Nice progress nix :) More tomorrow I guess. The 23rd is closing in, and I have to be awake for parcel delivery anyway again. So I will continue tomorrow with my todo list. Keep it up nix :)
     
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    Friday 20th, tired.. tired, and i am tired. did i mention i am tired.. yeh, im pretty tired.

    I went to bed eventually last night, slept and slept, and woke up, watched tv, went back to bed, slept until 5am. woke up groggy.

    But I've been productive with minecraft tasks. And in between wait times I've been walking around, stretching, drinking coffee, organizing emails and following up on discord DM msgs, etc.

    Housework wise, I've been walking around picking up the trash, the cups and plates, and empty out the dish washer and putting a blanket in the washer. I've tidied up the room where the 24th they need access to, making sure it's how i want it.

    I will try to work on the kitchen today and then review what's on my todo list. The kitchen has things that need to get thrown out, and sink is dirty. I need to give the ventilation system corner they need access to on the 27th an extra scrub too with hot water.

    The livingroom is messy now with all the things being moved around due to cleaning. But it shouldn't be a lot of work to sort out most of it.

    I started this with in mind to tidy the storage mini room, but already convinced myself i just dont get around to it. Fingers crossed i find motivation i guess. The tech room as i call it needs to get CLEANED, it's Dirty! but i just dont have the time, and i am tired of the extra work being daily. So i dont want to stick to that promise. But once the rest here is done, i might just start and see how far i get in the coming days. But that's it though, i have 'days' left, not another week.

    But I am rather proud how far I got to be honest, this was utter anxiety attack 2 years ago, and last year it was triple the work while being stressed about real life (loss of dad etc), and now .. it is 'easier', as tough as it is. IT sure did pay off setting long term goals of trying to stay at it over and over again. I honestly hope 2021 I can do it again, and faster, and nitpick the cleaning as well, and stay at it to keep things tidy.

    Depression is the biggest cause i think, well, besides my bad eyes and daily headaches slowing me down a lot, but.. depression is a motivation killer. "eh, i will sort it out tomorrow", knowing that it feels worthless etc. But this year, the cleaning side of things so to say, it has been good, I notice the difference and it makes me happier. So .. i want to keep that going, for my own sanity.
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    I have to start soon. My room today mainly. Got to make bed and move/hide presents before a cuppa with Sal then cleaning and organising my room, taking the stuff from living room thats hanging around up to my room to sort out.
     
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    Ah screw sal, have a cup with me, call me on ft ! :)
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    I would but she given me a list then is helping after coffee. Will poke later for FT though if you still awake lol.
     
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    We will see :) But yeah, poke! Always fun to say hi.

    Anyway, enough forum-ing, time to get going, laundry is done. Time to hang up this blanket and put the other one in.

    Then off to the kitchen cleaning UUGgh
     
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    Update!

    Time for lunch, ..

    - Shower, done
    - Dishes, done
    - Kitchen: 50% sink area done
    - Laundry: done
    - Livingroom: 25% done
    - Hallways: done
    - Computer table: done
    - Boxes that needs to get put downstairs that i found so far: 40% done

    I need lunch, i need my pills, and groceries are ordered, and dhl told me 3 deliveries tonight.

    To be honest, I am quite happy it's just about midday here. I can take it a little easier now, as there's enough time for today to get stuff done.
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Bedroom 100% clean
    Bedroom stuff to sort out thats stashed in big bags to do!
     
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    Nice!!

    All my dishes, laundry and stuff done. I just have one half of the kitchen sink area to clean, all the item swere on there so had to make space first. Enough time today to finish that :)

    Calling it quits for now. Though offline i will try to continue to work on stuff. See you tomorrow.
     
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    Bedroom done.
    Washing up done.

    Got to do;

    Rubbish out
    Clothes washing
    Start tidying living room (finishing tomorrow)
     
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    i am afraid our break is over, time get that bootie in gear :D and start cleaning.
     
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    Sleep and waking up went very "eh" .. let's not get into it.

    I am not going to anything today until that feeling changes. I can afford a day off basically, Tomorrow's the last day and then 24th they show up.

    We will see later today, it's still early.
     
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