Mudcat Café message #4079589 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4079589
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Nov-20 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
I decided to see how many of those restaurant plastic silverware containers were in the kitchen cupboard where I stash that stuff. I have those racks that have bases screwed onto the shelf and the basket pulls out for easy access, and along with the space beside and behind the rack, the rack itself was overflowing. (These are those cellophane enclosed napkin, knife, fork, spoon, and salt and pepper sachets.) I ended up half-filling a little restaurant meal-sized tote bag. Most of these are unopened and I'll see if they can go to the same fridge I'm going to donate rice and olive oil to soon. It's a community project where food is donated and anyone who needs it can pick from what is there.

The room I started my dust-the-entire-house program in is the back bathroom. I've tossed some stuff, and while I was at it I looked under the sink. Yuck. More for the trash, and while there isn't a water leak but it's musty so I think I need to put in racks or something to keep things up off of the floor surface of the cabinet for better ventilation. The tub got a good scrub, the rubber mat is going into the washer with a bunch of towels to help clean it's surface (and keep the suction cups from clinging to the inside of the washer).

Good luck with that basement, Dorothy. Light is probably the easiest of your needs to work on. Look for some of those new LED fixture at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Those diodes put out a lot of light and are energy efficient. They're also relatively inexpensive. My laundry room was transformed when I put one in.