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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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    Dun dun dun, the last week has started.

    My agenda is basically like this now:

    Sunday 22nd, tidy up visually, because after a week of living in my apartment it is obviously slowly piling up.

    Monday 23rd, airing out the apartment, cleaning toilet, and double checking that everything they need access to is indeed available to them.

    Tuesday 24th, first appointment at my place, they will be here in the morning. Once they're gone, I am going to enjoy not doing anything else that day besides trying to finalize the tests for the Minecraft December events.

    Wednesday 25th, making sure the areas they need access to are available, finishing cleaning the toilet since they need access to the vent system there. And the rest of the day I finalize the Minecraft Thanksgiving event.

    Thursday 26th, make sure the Thanksgiving event is running every 2 hours. And finalize any tidying up / cleaning I have to , such as the bathroom, maybe do a bit more on the bathroom ceiling, and the kitchen has to be wiped down. I cook where they need access to the vent system. I can't have it be greasy there from cooking the night before.

    Friday 27th, last appointment of the month at my place. Also in the morning. The afternoon is me turning off the Thanksgiving event in Minecraft, and installing the plugins for the December events, then doing nothing the rest of the day.

    Saturday 28th, Discord Town Hall Meeting, and setting up and live-testing one of the few December event things. Making sure there's information about it on the Forums here at OMG

    Sunday 29th, Updating the forum info about december stuff, and doing an @ everyone to let them know beforehand it's starting soon. And prepping the 2nd thing for december event. Do nothing in my apartment, maybe go to my mom for chinese dinner.

    Monday 30th, do nothing in my apartment, do the final touches on the december event.

    ------------ now that i have that overview, hopefully it goes like this. I am sure something will ruin it.

    Anyway, for now, i am up early, woke up two hours ago. Actually slept okay. I can afford taking a nap later today. So I am going to do some work in the kitchen and livingroom today. I've started with watering the plants, tidying up the tea corner, computer table, and coffee corner. I've boiled some water and letting that just stand there to get the humidity level up in the apartment a bit. It's colder, dryer, not good for my throat.. oh, and made tea.

    I've emptied and tidied up the entrance hallway and put the bike back there. I've put the chairs around the livingroom table and threw away the stuff on there that was packaging etc.

    The guitars are back in their place, and I have some office chairs kinda all over the place. That's next.

    The couch is fine, 50% of the kitchen is fine. I just have to do the area left of the sink and make breakfast.

    There's trash, and some boxes, that's 2 runs. I have to do 1 run today, and 1 run tomorrow. So no problems there.

    The bedroom is a matter of putting some blankets on the bed and make it look tidy, and the laundry is all dry and I can put that away today.

    The only thing I didn't do on my huge todo list this month was the tech room and a mini storage room. I will simply decline them access to it. If I wake up from my nap later and feel motivated I can go in and start tidying up there, maybe do some cleaning. But I know I won't finish by Tuesday morning. So, not going to stress over it.

    Okay, everything in my brain is on paper. I can let it go now, and it feels like I can manage all this. I keep my sanity a bit longer.

    Have a nice weekend everybody.
     
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    Floris

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

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    Update:

    Had breakfast and basically lunch. I am full.

    Cleaned the toilet a bit so it's still nice and clean.
    Rinsed out the sink in the bathroom.
    Cleaned up some bags and things I can't place anywhere and stuffed them in a corner.
    Worked on the Minecraft worlds.
    Where the guys need access to Tuesday is all double checked, all nice I think.
    Kitchen is not 70% done. Just need to keep at it.
    A little bit to do in the livingroom, that's next after this coffee break.
    I noticed I have enough laundry that I can maybe do another run tomorrow.
    I should have time today to at least take a look at the storage room and pick out a few things that need to get thrown out. So I've made a start I guess.
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    OK
    Yesterday living room was gutted and made tidy and clean, so that's now ready for Christmas decorations!
    Today I have the food shopping turning up. Have to get Abbs ready for school tomorrow, so uniform ready etc. I have a wash load in the machine at the moment. I might potter about in the kitchen today doing washing up etc.
    Tomorrow I want to gut the kitchen and put the clothes washing away there will be loads by tomorrow! Might put up the outside lights and fix the security/street lights tomorrow on mine and my neighbours house.

    My deadline for the house is Thursday because I want to get Christmas up on Friday which will take all day to do!
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Nice job on the living room nix, and yay for christmas decorations. Maaaybe you can help me in December, MAAAYBE. I am slowly getting into the xmas spirit.
    Sunday delivery? hm interesting.. i wonder if they do that here. Yeah do some little tasks here and there, they are easy to split up and once done it feels better.
    More laundry tomorrow :/ - with the amount of shenanigans in your town recently, i dont blame you- security gets priority.
     
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    OMG! how do you get the motivation to do all that cleaning? I have been procrastinating for like 4 weeks now! I have like a week pile of washing to do! I thought i would do it this week, but somehow i got distracted by a sudden inflow of client's request. I have to finish the clients jobs first!

    And that will take me, well, another 1 week! So am not cleaning anything (ok, at least i will shower), for the next 1 week :-)
     
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    Nix Just a little crazy!! Staff Member

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    Today's task is the kitchen and putting clothes away! Sounds like nothing but omg you should see the state of my kitchen haha! Also have to prep some postage parcels (clothes returns and a present for my bestie Ellie).

    Then got to try and get a lift to the post office!
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    The motivation is that others being here gives me social anxiety a bit, and I get nervous that my head is too full about how nice other homes are and mine's a mess or dirty. So I feel I have a deadline to reach. On top of regular cleaning, I had to sit down and focus and figure out what needed attention. And it worked. This thread helped me keep my sanity haha. I've got only today, then tomorrow people show up. Then it's finally over. Well, 2 more days and more ppl show up, but this shouldn't explode between now and then.

    Hopefully this thread motivates you to get up and pick up some dirty cups and put them in the kitchen. And then the next time you're in the kitchen you wash them. And at some point you get there and put them away if not right away. Baby steps can lead to a tidy workplace. Which mentally really helps. Plus, all the little times you get up from the chair is healthy too. Instead of being like me, idle behind the computer haha.

    Doing something on the computer and then taking a 5 minute break to stretch the legs and tidy things. After a week you've done more than nothing at all. You will start noticing the difference. And changing what's on your mind makes it more fun to sit down and pick up work again rather than feeling you got a pile of work to do.

    Best of luck with your client jobs :)

    Best of luck with the kitchen. It is a daily task isn't it? haha :D stupid kitchen. I vote for eating elsewhere and never eat at home again. Change the kitchen room into a computer media room :D

    Yes, when are you sending me an iMsg pic of your kitchen :D I showed you mine ;)

    Parcels? PARCELS! ..DHL PTSD.. .. hehe, mine finally all arrived. If something's in the mail then I forgot about it.
     
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    Floris

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    Update!

    The little sink in the toilet-room was clogged and had water in it. The attempt to put that cleaning stuff in there and some liquid to make it go FPPDFOPROPFOP and then it's fixed.. FAILED.. So today I had to scoop the water out, and then clean it the best I can. So visually at least it looks okay haha. I will fix it another day I guess.

    The sink in the bathroom is cleaned properly again now, so when they come in a few days and I forget about it, it's fine...

    The outside windows in the livingroom are done. When you walk into the apartment that's so clearly visible with the low fall sunrays hitting it. Sidenote: I hate cleaning windows when I am in a bit of a rush job. lol. Brr it was so cold.

    Tidied up the livingroom, just making sure whatever i did is in the right spot. I guess.

    The kitchen is 90% done now. I just have to wipe off the walls after cooking so it stays clean.

    Put the sheets over the bed now that they're all nice and clean. So it looks better.

    Only dishes I have left tonight is what I used during dinner. So I can do that at 6 in the morning and after hour it's done. So not worried about that. Any laundry I can just stuff in the washing machine and nobody will see it haha

    I've done some minecraft maintenance.. and I've had lunch with nix on a call haha. And I've moved the rice boxes into the ordered jars I've spoken about. So that looks a little nicer too. And less chance of moisture etc getting into it.

    Talking about amazon.. I have gone through all the stuff I paid for and looked at what got delivered. It looks like everything has shown up.

    I am pretty sure after these last few weeks that I have inhaled enough bleach etc that covid doesn't have a chance. haha.

    I can't believe this thread will perhaps end in early december, as the appointments are behind me soon (24th / 27th) and the rest is just regular daily cleaning and not this nitpicky stuff with a deadline.
     
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    After my tv binge I'm back way behind on the cleaning, just put a load of washing in the machine, so that's something done. Probably have a better go at cleaning tomorrow, get the kitchen back in order.
     
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    Nice one Floris, and nix/joan as well. It's inspiring to see everybody so active. This month I have done more in my little home than I have done in a while.
     
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    Floris

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    Did you even sleep, or just nonstop tv? :D
    Best of luck with picking up the cleaning binge again :)
    Glad to hear my insanity has inspired a few people.
     
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    Maybe it is just me but I love cleaning and organizing. Right now, my husband and I are renting a small space but I am hoping to buy a house with my husband next year. We really don't have much room where we are so it is hard to stay clean and organized. I loved glancing through your pics though of your progress. The desk looks especially tidy!
     
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    Floris I'm just me :) Hi. Staff Member

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    Thank you for the nice words. And best of luck with the future house. It sounds exciting to get your own place that you own. I am kinda stuck in my apartment. But that's okay. I make the best of it.
     
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    Tuesday morning, another appointment.

    Got up in time, haha! So groggy.. but I had a nice shower, airing out apartment and tidied up while waiting. They're supposed to be here between now and 12, we will see.

    The 27th is a weird one. The paper didn't mention to verify appointment. But last night I saw on the BACK it had a single line saying that if you dont verify the appointment that they won't show up. Ugh.. I've emailed them, but will also call them today.
     
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