Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Day: Bathroom Before & After

Well, living in MA has its perks (which I suppose could also be downfalls), being hit with snow storms that deliver two feet of snow granted me with a snow day this past Tuesday. In an effort not to sit on my butt all day, I decided I should get a little work done around the house. After all, tax season is upon us, and my boyfriend promised me flooring with this year's tax return (yay!).

I forgot to take a lot of before pictures, as I was just in the mood to gitrdone so I'll list what I accomplished, and post the pictures at the end.

  •  Disinfected the half bath downstairs
  • Washed 4 loads of laundry (and folded one, which is not a common happenstance in this house)
  • Emptied the dishwasher & refilled it
  • Wiped down the counters
  • Packed up all my make up/perfume/clothes/etc. that has been living in the living room for months and toted it all upstairs
  • Emptied every upstairs bathroom cabinet and drawer, bleached them all inside and out.
  • Wiped down the heater/switch plates in the same room
  • Disinfected everything including the shower/toilet/counter
  • Organized all the cabinets
  • (I should note somewhere that there were two FULL 30 gallon black trash bags full of stuff from the upstairs bathroom- ew!)
  • Discovered I had 4 bottles of orange cleaner throughout the house, consolidated them down to two
  • Dusted & reorganized the hutch
  • Made dinner and mostly cleaned up after it
It was a pretty full day! I got a lot of things done, and felt much better about it. I've even got my own make up drawer and one dedicated solely to nail polish! Splendid!

Note: The bathroom before pics were actually taken DURING. I know, its hard to believe it looked worse than that before I started...

I can't figure out how to work the images/tables on this blog application. I think I'll be looking for a new one shortly, no matter what I do it never aligns things right, even when I type out the script myself, it adds all this extra spacing and shit I can't seem to delete..

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kitchen Salvation Army Donations

After getting all the dishes done, I gathered together all the items that I planned on donating to Salvation Army. They are all pieces of the first sets I bought when we got the house, most of the rest of their partners having been broken and/or lost.

Donations Gathered on Bar

  • 1 Muffin Tin
  • 1 Potato Masher
  • 1 Pasta Spoon Thing
  • 1 Grill Fork
  • 1 Tenderizer
  • 6 Steak Knives
  • 2 Dinner Forks
  • 2 Dessert Forks
  • 2 Soup Spoons
  • 3 Small Spoons
  • 4 Butter Knives
  • 7 Dessert Plates
  • 2 Bowls
  • 11 Coffee Mugs (we drink a lot of coffee...)
  • 4 Small Glasses
  • 4 Big Glasses

Desk Before and After

Currently our desks are in our living room, which I haven't finished tackling yet.

My Desk Before
My Desk After

Center of Desks Before
Center Desks After

His Desk Before

His Desk After

Kitchen Before and After

So this weekend I decided to tackle the downstairs, which was a little messier than I thought it was. Overall, this took about an hour to get everything put back into shape.

Stove Before
Stove After

Sink Before
Sink After

Kitchen Before

Kitchen After
I also did the refrigerator, took everything out, bleached the inside and all the components, and refilled it. It desperately needed it.

Door After
Door Before

Body Before
Body After