Mudcat Café message #4082845 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4082845
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
10-Dec-20 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Instead of cutting shrubs I attacked more dust to finish dusting the den. It involved wearing a mask, using the Shark vacuum, the hand vac, and two different microfiber dusters. There were lots of trips out into the yard to shake off the dusters and this unloaded a lot of the buildup.

The ceiling fan was loaded and I went over the trim on the wood paneling as well as furniture surfaces and odd places I could reach with the duster that has an extension handle. The most time-consuming part was the built-in triple bookcase with all sorts of collectibles on display.

A number of those are going to come down and others will be rearranged. It's tempting to take them all down and put books in there again, but there isn't really a better place for the collectibles to live and be available to look at and they are great conversation pieces. Antique toys, cameras, Indian baskets and carvings, some Asian toys and art, and antique stuff from my great aunt's house, like scales, wooden sock darning eggs, eye glasses, all sorts of odd little household things. There is a similar shelf of relics and rock samples in my bedroom that will need careful attention.