Seven Seconds Sinking

slob, humor, 7 hours????

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home/

Poor Ashley Phipps, doesn’t know me, or my home.       I’m thinking she would run away screaming, if she ever stepped foot in mine!

Seven Seconds

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Seven Seconds Scullery 

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Seven Seconds Scullery

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Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

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Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

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Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed

Seven Seconds Shed Seconds

Now we’re here:  The bathroom.

Or, as I’ve called it,  The “Sinking“.

My heart is sinking, just thinking about going in there.      Yes, the new floor is wonderful!  

slob, humor, beautiful new floor!

But that ugly blue shower curtain just grates on my nerves!!    

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I really gotta do something about that!       Who has time?   with all this de-cluttering??     

De-cluttering is more important than decorating, right??       Well, it is when you’re in the middle of a series on de-cluttering!

(Update: Yeah!  I finally did something about that blah blue curtain!!    And my shower time is so purplicious now!! )  

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Isn’t she so lovely?

  

And then there’s this horror:

(No, not the faulty faucet, the other horror.)

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This picture does not do justice to the glaring hideousness of the (60’s? 70’s?) bright avocado green color.      Shudder!      It makes my hands still feel dirty, even after I wash them!     From the green reflection on my skin!

The Sinking!!

But wait!     We’re not here today to bemoan the hideous state of the bath decor!          We’re here to de-clutter!!

Alright, I’m going in.

First, I looked at the counter.

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Not a great pic, but it shows what ya need to see.

These can probably go:

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junk

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Yeah, I know there’s still soap in there, but it’s been here since Christmas.

And without any angst, too!!         Yay!

And the pot went back into the tub, where it belongs.    What???    You don’t keep your toy pots in the tub??

slob, humor, bath clutter gone

Clutter be gone! Dirt stayed at home.

There!  Much better already!!

Happy Heater can go.    NO!!!      Not out the door, goofball!!       Under the sink!!

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Happy Heater’s Hot Home

This needs to stay, tho.    

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Necessity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I so wish these 2 would go!    In the trash!!

So useless!        Do they even make those tiny Dixie cups anymore??       {Wow, this is turning into a photo essay.      Hope y’all enjoy!}


Ya know what??       While I’m here, I’m gonna clean some too!         Don’t get your hopes up!        Nothing too wild n crazy.       Just swipe a wipee around.

 

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I included the trash can, just so you’d have the full experience! You’re welcome!

Might as well do the toilet.       I know, all the germaphobes thank me from the bottom of their hearts!       You’re welcome!        

But I had already put the wipes back on the shelf.      [facepalm]

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Back in closet. So efficient, returning it to where it belongs!!

Except when it’s not, because I have to immediately get it back out again!

Leave it to me, to make more work for myself!            

 


Disaster!    

While I was wiping the seat, after the handle, or was that backwards???      Anyway, the wipee fell into the bowl!      Oh no!!        No pix, just grabbed it up real quick before it completely soaked up all the water!       Thankfully the trash can was right there!

Whew, a deep breath to recover from that trauma.

So, that was the end of the toilet cleaning.     I had already swish-and-swiped the bowl the day before.

I’m coming up on 600 words here, so gonna cut it off here.

More tomorrow!


House Time Before: 12 hrs 28 min.

Today’s Tub Time: 15 min.

Total House Time Now: 12 hrs 43 min.

 

Seven Seconds Shed Seconds

(Are you so tired of looking at this pic, you could gag?     Me either, just asking for a friend.)

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Second Seven Seconds

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Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

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Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed

More, and more, the story, and clutter mountain grows!      Uh, no, actually, the clutter mountain is decreasing, as time goes on.       Oh, yeah, you’re right!      Thanks for keeping me straight!        No prob.

Here’s how the shed looked, after the first go round.

Now, onto the good stuff!!              Getting rid of!!             Decluttering!!      

           Purging!!                 Recycling!!      (Sorry, no pix exist.)                 Plain out trashing!!!  

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3 cans of trash, obliterated!!

I was whirling thru it like a fiend!!

This time, XH was helping me, not DD1.        She was at work.

Donating!!!!  

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The whole bin that wasn’t mine. So,easy decision, all donate, yess!

All the Christmas overload, that I had not used this past Christmas, took a hike.

 See ya!!

It was a huge LOT!!         Even 1 whole bin of it, that wasn’t mine!!      {Again!!}

I had so many lights, and garland strands, I could have decorated my whole street!!      That’s if you would have had the get up and go, to actually do it!!      You didn’t even decorate the outside of your own house, beyond a wreath on the door.        True, sad, but true.

I was sweating so hard, I think I lost 5 lbs!!       (All water weight of course.)

Results:

Whatever do you do with 2 completely empty bins???

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Oops! Almost forgot the final finished foto!

How fabulous does all that empty space look??     It’s like a miracle!!    Except we did it with our own 2 hands!      (4 hands, actually!)        And my brain, and determination to get more junk outta my life!!       I sure wasn’t enjoying any of it, when it was out there with the spiders??    Snakes??       Wasps fer sure!!      (I know cuz I had to spray a few!     Did you know spray paint will kill wasps??      Those 3 are the prettiest, pinkest, DEADEST, wasps ever!!)

slob, humor, painted pink wasps.

The pink and the dead.


     In Vanronica, and ready to run!!          They were dropped off within 2 hours!!                     Woo hoo!!!       DD1 and I high fived ourselves, for that!    (Yes, I know I said she wasn’t helping me.      She just showed up for the fun part- the actual donating!!)

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All that will go  back into the house.

Y’all, I’m seriously proud of myself!!       I felt such a high, from dumping all that excess stuff!      I wanted to get going on another space!        Good thing XH has better sense.         He sent me inside to get cool, and drink water.      Why I didn’t have it with me, I doan know.       So, I stretched out in my recliner, rehydrated, and ate 2 ice cream bars, for good measure.       Had to bring my temperature down, didn’t I??

And, then I realized I was tired!!      So glad he stopped me!

 


Total House Time Before: 10 hrs 28 min.

Total Shed Time Now: 1 hr x 2 people= 2 hrs

Real Total House Time, fer sure: 12 hrs and 28 min.                  {so far….}

Still have 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom, the porch, and the workshop to go!     I’m exhausted again, already!      Oh, yeah, and I haven’t even finished the Scullery yet!

Seven Seconds Shed

Here we go again!!

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Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

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Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds Shed- today’s story.

 

Now I’m skipping on to Day six- Garage.      Well, in my case, shed, since I have no garage! I know, I just skipped to Day Four, with Sisters’ Scene, now here I am skipping to 6.         What in the world??        Do I have no sense of mathematical linear time lines??        Nope!       Well, yes I do, have a sense of them.        Just choosing not to apply them!

When I cleaned out the girls’ bedroom, I had to have some place to put all the stuff!!     (So actually I did this day first, but I didn’t want to totally blow your minds by skipping too many days at once!!)

 

slob, humor, old recycling

Why did she save these recyclables??    Can you guess where they went???

The shed, dun, dun, DUN!!  Quite a mess!

I’ve been here 15 months, and only ventured out there twice.     

This is all my own mess.       Well, no, not really.        I found 2 more boxes that had been left by the previous owner!!        DD1 said “Trash ’em!!     Obviously she doesn’t really miss ’em!”         So, I did!      Much to my own surprise!       It wasn’t even MY stuff, and I still felt anxiety just dumping it into the trash, just higgledy-piggledy!        Then the box of recyclables, that she was saving for……?????

And the purple shopping cart, and orange wagon were pulled out, and immediately put into play!  (First top pic.)

The bag of cement, that is hard as a rock, is waiting for stronger arms than ours to remove it!!

The brown, wooden, slatted box in the bottom, left pic, middle shelf, is an egg box, DD1 said, after looking in it.     She was just gonna recycle it, but I said “Wait!!”      We can sell that!!”    (Yeah, I should probably just go back, and put it out by the road, huh??)

Ahhhh!!        So much better!!       Not perfect, just better.

Not done yet tho!!      Still plenty of mess to declutter!

 

Shed time: 1 hr and 15 min. each, for 2 people: 2 hr and 30 min.

Total house time before: 7 hr 58 min.

Total House Time After Today: 10 hrs and 28 min.

 

Any guess as to the total time when I finally finish??

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Seven Seconds

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Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

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Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

Seven Seconds Scullery Skippy

Back to the scullery today.      I told ya I wasn’t done in there yet!!

We’re gonna work on- guess it if you can!!        

Sippy cups!      

slob, humor, sippy cups

The test subjects for today.

And baby bottles:

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Buh bye, baby bottles!

                                                                                                                          And baby spoons.

slob, humor, baby spoons

Waaay too many baby spoons!! PPJr can’t use the long handled ones to feed herself.

Here is the drawer they came from, 

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Plastics drawer.

well, some were in the sink, to be honest.  

Sippy cups that leak have been the bane of my existence for, oh, 3 and a half years now!!         We keep trying, and trying to find one that lives up to it’s advertising of not leaking!!

This one guaranteed “Doesn’t leak!”  

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Guaranteed not to leak! it said.

Yeah, right!!      First time PP used it, she dropped it square on it head.         Results?       A spectacular huge puddle!       (DD1 wanted PP to start using regular cups, instead of sippys, but I said No!!       So, PopPop got this one.        Really, why did I even bother insisting on a sippy???         And why oh why didn’t we save the receipt???)          So, that was a wash, as in, I had to wash the milk off the floor, from the epic fail.)

These lost their lids, somehow.      How does that happen????

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Poor headless cups.

So, here are the ones headed for the scrap heap/recycling bin:

slob, humor, scrap heap for y'all!

Buh bye!!

PopPop came in, and was deeply offended that all the bottles, and so many sippys were headed out the door.       “Why?  What’s wrong with them?     Why aren’t you donating them??”

Well, the bottles lost their place in the house, because PPJr is a year old now, and should be weaned off bottles.    And we did it cold turkey, so….         And they aren’t worth donating, cuz you can buy bottles at the dollar store!     And I’m tired of dadgum leaky sippys that leave messes in their wake!      I notice you don’t have them over to your house, eating and drinking!      And the spoons are being donated, because PPJr would give herself an at-home tonsillectomy, with those long handles!

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See ya spoons!

Aaaaahhh, so much better now!       PopPop finally was persuaded to let go of the rejected ones.       His hand hovered over the blue bin so long, I thought he was frozen in space!      He is a very frugal man, and it hurts him deeply to throw away perfectly good stuff.           Except they weren’t perfectly good in use!!

So, since we only have a few left that really work, time to go shopping for more!!!    (Of the ones that truly don’t leak.)

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Sippys in sink.

But, I best not say that out loud in PopPop’s presence!

Total House Time Before Today:  7 hr 43 min.

Plus Today’s Scullery Skippy: 15 min.       (Was that ALL??          Really??      Yep, really!)

Total House Time So Far: 7 hrs 58 min.

Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene

All the blathering-ons, this time around.

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Seven Seconds Scullery

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Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

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Seven Seconds Sisters’ Scene- today.

I’m still NOT done in the scullery, anyone surprised??, but after 8 days in there, I had to move on, to the bedrooms.      (Day Four, on Ashley’s totally fictional, for me, schedule.     I really don’t mean to make fun of Ashley.     I’m sure she is a wonderful person, and an organizational whiz.      It’s just that her schedule is totally, TOTALLY, unrealistic for a slob, purple or otherwise.    And for hoarders, or possible hoarders.)

So, here are the obligatory befores:

The Sisters’ Scene, (of the crime- messy and cluttered- guilty as charged, Your Honor!)

But!!    There is a small space of cleared carpet in that first pic!!     There is hope!!

Okay, so it was time to wade into this ocean of…..   of…..    of treasures, oh I mean junk!

Tell the truth now!!      Oh, okay then, some treasures, lots of donatable junk, oh I mean stuff.

DD1 and I worked in there 1 hr, and 15 min!!      We both were so proud of ourselves!!       We would have broken our own arms, patting ourselves on the back, but since there were 2 of us, we could do it to each other, thereby saving 2 huge ER bills!!         Yay for saving money, and time!!

We cleared off the dresser!!      We cleared out all the toys!!     (To be gone thru at a later time.    We were exhausted!!)     We cleared out the Christmas tree!!     Poor PP almost had a heart attack, watching it go by, out the door.     The only thing that calmed her down was assurances that it was ONLY going to the shed, to wait for next Christmas.      Heaven help us if someone tries to donate it!!

We ended up with lots of actual trash, broken stuff, and unusable clothes, torn or whatever.   No pix.    Are ya sad???    And tons of donate items!       (Oops! Forgot to photograph those.     No worries!!      Since I had to drive over here to SF’s, Vanronica is just outside.      Hold on, while I ran out and snap some pix!     Be right back!

 


Huff, puff….. I’m back!!     Hope that wasn’t too long to make u wait!

Oh no! I forgot to take pix of the end results!     Drats!!

Oh well, just imagine it looking so much more, empty!

                                                                                  In the first dresser drawer, were the cords.           

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The infamous cord drawer, from Scullery Scape.

  In the second, 1 shirt.  Yup!    1.    

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1 single, solitary, solo shirt.

All the other drawers were empty!     And here I have been having to store all their clothes in the crib, all this time!              Yeah, right, HAVING TO!      Suuuurrre!!

Closet afters:

So nice, and empty!!     The little white pinafore I made for DD1, and PP wore it!      So, I’m excited to put it on PPJr, and get some pix!!      It’s still a little big tho, at the moment.

Here’s the donate piles, that I ran strolled outside to get.

 

Diapers, shoes, and clothes, for the New Life Center for Family Preservation.      When my 2 outgrow it, they get it!      If they can’t use it with their clients, then they can sell it in their NLC Boutique!  

2013 E Main St     Lakeland, FL   33801

Please go by, and buy!!

 

 

 

Vanronica is loaded, and ready to run!!

Total House Time before Today: 6 hr 28 min

Plus 1 hr and 15 min in Sisters’ Scene= 7 hr 43 min.

And I already realize I can’t just yell “Dun!” and run……

More’s the pity.    But I made the mess, and I’ve been lying in it, and I don’t like it anymore!!

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Truth in advertising:  I have no earthly idea what scobblelotcher means.   But apparently, no one else in modern times does either.        So there.

slob, humor, 7 hours????

http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./


Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

SS Scullery Scrapings, Scobblelotcher – todays’s scullery scrapings.

Are we done yet??           Seriously!!           I’m tired of this!         Don’t worry, they are too!     Thanks a whole heaping lot!

Okay, we’re still on the dining room table, sigh.       We left it looking like this.

slob, humor, less mess

Looking good! Right??

15 minutes, and I had worked these wonders:

Folded down 1 side of table!!      Swept that part of floor!      Deposited sweepings in trash!!

   Had emptied the chairs!!            Found a long lost sock!

Recycled empty boxes!!!!         (Boy, will Sweet Friend be mad!!      Empty boxes are almost sacred to him!      They are NOT to be thrown out until that item has gone into the trash!)

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Almost empty, now!

That was 1 busy 15 minutes!!     Just gotta hang up pic in girls’ room, and decide where to put the craft box.       If I time that last part, it will take nearly 24 hours, all by itself!      I need ideas of where to stash it!!        Please help!

At least I’m almost done with the table, now!       Right??


Scullery time, after today: 4 hr 17 min

Total House Time after Today: 6 hr 28 min

When I hit the 7 hour mark, can  I just shout “Done!”   and leave it??

Seven Seconds Scullery Second Scraping

Just a reminder:

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http://simplydesigning.porch.com/7-hours-to-a-decluttered-home./


Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds

Second Seven Seconds Sequel

Seven Seconds Scullery

Seven Seconds Scullery Spices

Seven Seconds Scullery Scape

Seven Seconds Scullery Sunder

Seven Seconds Scullery Scrape

Seven Seconds Scullery Scaffolding

I’m 5 hrs, 43 minutes in, and I’m still stuck between Days 1 & 2!      Yikes!

I know I’m probably confusing you, by working on the dining table, then the refridge, now back to the table.        Please bear with me!        (PS, just remember, I finally did Komplish Kim’s kwilt!!)

Back to what we’re doing.

slob, humor, messy glittery, gluey mess

Try, try again.

Believe it or not, I spent the first 13 min scraping glitter, and glue off the table.        You might have the mistaken notion that cleaning is not technically de-cluttering.          Just think about it, I’m getting rid of unwanted, unnecessary, and unusable stuff, tiny as it is!     Sounds like de-cluttering to me!

And just so you know, a blunt tip popsicle stick is NOT the most helpful tool, for scraping g & g.

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Sticking it to the table.

Duh!        Besides, God created thumbnails first!

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Swishy, swashy

Clean table-  aahhhh!            So satisfying!          

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Niiiice!

I even got rid of those hearts!         (Remember how I just ignored them last time?       Cookie Chaos Calmed.)        

It’s looking so good, I went ahead and restarted the timer!      

Resurrection Sunday fancy:  Well, it is coming up….

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So pretty in pink!

Now, if only I could convince either of the girls to wear it!        They are both firm believers that bare (head) is better!

More Christmas:       Shock, shock, NOT!

slob, humor, Christmas still!!

Still in the clutches of Christmas….

More stuff….

Put it away.

And lookee here.    What happens when you wear your glasses on the back of your head, then accidentally tilt backwards, just a little…

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It could happen to anyone, right??                        [crickets ]                        Surely I’m not the only one who’s ever had it happen, am I??              [louder crickets]

At least they didn’t fall into the business end!!          SO.VERY.THANKFUL!!

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Back to the table:  it looks lots better.         And now you can really tell I’m making a dent in it!

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Looking good! Right??

Well, maybe ya can’t tell, but I am!!


Previous Scullery Time: 3 hrs 32 min

Adding today’s 30= 4 hrs 2 min

Total  House Time Thus Far: 6 hrs 13 min               Since it’s almost 7 hours, I’m nearly done, right???

Please don’t bust a gut laughing, that’s bound to leave a mark.