Monthly Archives: March 2010

Already Done (aka the “UnToDo” List)

Already Done:

  • pay painters (painted basement, 2nd floor, basement stairs, bathroom)
  • wait for stairs to dry before walking on them
  • packed up most ‘extra’ kitchen things – now in boxes
  • donate unused clothes/shoes/electronics, etc.
  • get a donation slip for next year’s taxes
  • install large shelf onto freshly painted basement wall
  • put furniture back where it came from all around basement
  • pack up therapy/work materials
  • box up books
  • move bookshelves down to basement to make additional room on main floor
  • declutter and reorgainze craft/utility room
  • vacuum/hoover basement… again.  and again.  and once again.
  • post ad on craigslist.org re: free items to give away to someone who wants them (2″ wood flooring, sink base cabinet, freestanding cabinets, light fixtures, bathroom vanity, wood drawers/doors from old kitchen cabinet, used sink disposal, etc.)
  • respond to 47 messages in response to the above ad online
  • meet 4 people to pick up most items – assist taking items to his/her car
  • put packed boxes on bookshelves or stack neatly in corner of basement
  • make sure to NOT pack b-day gifts for upcoming niece/nephew birthdays
  • take out trash (several times)
  • recycle unused boxes/recyclables
  • make mental lists of all the other things i need to accomplish in a very short period of time
  • switch out energy efficient light bulbs with regular bulbs – it’s better light for showing the house, and that way i can keep my $$ bulbs for my new place, wherever that may be!
  • meet with real estate agent, discuss all the $ i’ve put into the house & discussed the current housing market (and was told not to get my hopes up for breaking even…)
  • have dinner with my former boss – have a marvelous time
  • keep phone appointment (when i’ve been incredibly forgetful recently)
  • take framed pictures/art down to basement
  • patch walls on main floor
  • touch up basement stair paint (because the painter didn’t fully remove the carpet pieces… thus a big problem — easily fixed with more paint)
  • hire someone to do yard work – pick up all leaves & gumballs in front/back yard & under deck & in stairwell (definitely worth the $$ to have it done)
  • sort things to take to work, give to coworkers, give to students, leave for next therapist (who takes my place) and put it in my car

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the current list of things to do includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  1. vacuum upstairs
  2. “stage” furniture on 2nd floor
  3. clean sink/vanity upstairs
  4. bring down extra unnecessary items upstairs
  5. LAUNDRY – haven’t done any in weeks… need some freshly laundered socks & stuff
  6. fold laundry that’s currently in clean pile
  7. vacuum everywhere
  8. dust everything
  9. declutter everthing – even closets and cabinets (which drives me crazy b/c I’m such a private person and I don’t want strangers LOOKING in my cabinets/closets)
  10. did I mention laundry?
  11. make a list – go to grocery store…so i can eat real food – enough of these left overs!!!!!
  12. tackle my bedroom (laundry, dust, declutter, sort into keep/donate, rearrange furniture)
  13. go to sleep and recoup/rest for tomorrow.