Cleaning, Hoarding, and Regular Folks

You may or may not recall that I tried a new cleaning schedule a while back.  It was in February of this year, to be precise.  I would love to report that our house is spotless and miraculous and a perfect representation of Type A cleanliness after seven months of a strict cleaning regimen, but…

Grown-up Life Habits

I’ve lived on my own for a while now–going on eight years.  Don’t get confused by that statement.  I’m happily married and have had roommates off and on for years before the whole marriage thing happened.  But for the purpose of this post, I’m going to define “on my own” as a time in which…

Closet Clean-out/Clean-up

I like to look at the small closets in my house as a good thing.  At the very least, they force me to keep the extra stuff to a minimum.  Right?* The problem is that even though I love to get rid of things, I still have more stuff than closet space.  If things are…

Reading When There’s No Time

I started this great book a few months ago.  It’s called The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster: 100 ways to make life more efficient.  Really, what’s not to like about that?! Lots of people who are experts in their field have written a few pages about how to do something quickly and well.  It’s…

This to Get to This

My entire plan for the day looks more or less like this: So that tonight I can have a good time with the girls. And tomorrow I can do this: And on Sunday, I can dress up like this: And watch my friend exchange these with her fiancée (although his isn’t this frilly): And then…

House Guests

You already know that I love my house.  If you don’t, you could read one of about ten posts about that.  This one is ever-so-slightly different though.  Today, I love my house because it lets me have guests. My old apartment had two beds in one bedroom.  It was kind of a high-class dorm situation…

One List to Rule Them All

This is my every-third-week Friday off/Saturday at work combo, and I’m feeling prepared.  Some weeks, I just glide through the Friday like it’s an extended nap break before my workday on Saturday.  This won’t be one of those weeks. I have a list that contains eleven things.  Count ’em.  These aren’t weak sauce list items,…