Thursday, March 30, 2006

Decluttering continues

I've been cleaning my apartment, well actually more like de-cluttering. I moved the drafting board under my bed and got rid of a few boxes taking up space under there. It felt really good. I moved my computer monitor to the corner of my desk and things look more open now. I need to get a longer ethernet cable. There's still a long way to go, but I'm getting rid of stuff. I packed up all my drafting supplies into one box and my tool box and it all fit. yea!

All the stuff that belonged in other rooms was put into a bag for future sorting. That way I don't have to think about it right away. I took out all my recycling and shredded old bills and statements and filed the new stuff. My coffee table is mostly cleared off and I'd like to keep it that way. I want things to be cleaner, not a dumping ground. Also need to fix the bottom shelf of my coffee table. It seems to pull out whenever I move it. That's what I get for buying something at WalMart. It's mission-style, but it's cheap. From now on, I'm only getting quality furniture. No more crap. When I moved in, I wanted it to look finished, not spartan. I accomplished that, and now it's time to start thinking about nicer things. Note that I just said thinking...

Last night before I went to bed I put all my dishes away and washed and wiped down the sink. It felt freeing somehow to have a clean kitchen (and bathroom) this morning. I know that sounds goofy, but it's true.

I want to get a drop leaf table, one that folds up to be 12" deep and extends out with leaves to be ~ 5' long. When folded, the leaves hang almost to the floor. It would be great to have a small side/console table that I'd be able to open up for dinner parties. That's the idea. And it would be great anywhere I choose to live.

Tonight I'm thinking about removing the extra piece of desk and searching for the missing keyboard tray again. I put it somewhere so safe I can't find it now. Maybe it's in my storage cabinet by the cars? I've got a huge box of stuff to give away; I really need to get rid of it so I can fill it up again.


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