Make a complete list of repairs and solutions
Vacuum and mop floors
Fix one thing in your home
Clean your kitchen from top to bottom and throw out old food
Remove one item from your home
Clear Space for an Outbox
Buy/get fresh flowers
Determine your style
Find one new recipe and cook one meal at home
Choose the date for your housewarming.
There are other things on the Maxwell Gillingham-Ryans book, the eight step home cure, like running you hand on every wall of your home and sitting in a place where I would normally not sit for ten minutes, I've tried those out before and no offence Maxwell but I did not understand the point of those. I'm also not going to get a water filter, according to some studies the tab water in Finland is if not purest but one of the purest waters in the world.
On sunday I made a To Do list on a separate page of this blog, see here. That includes all the repairs I will need to do on next few months.
Moday was a kitchen cleaning day. Here is what my kitchen looks like before.
|Picture taken from the doorway|
|Picture taken from the window side|
|Picture taken near the stove, and that wall is not actually blue, it's more like green and I hate it, it's too dark. Wish it did look like it does in this picture. I'm planning on painting it again, with colour called coconut butter.|
I'm fairly happy with my kitchen (except that wall), it's light, clear and all storage is hidden. The whole thing is made in 1981 and it's not been renovated since. Only thing we did when we moved in was clean it and changed the handles of the cabinets. Those had plastic handles that had turned yellow by sun light and they were hideous. I'm very pleased with the look now, many have even asked if we renewed the cabinet doors, but no we did not.
On monday I cleared all the upper cabinets, cleaned them and run the dishwasher three times to wash all the dust from the mugs and plates that we use pretty rarely. For a household of two we have collected a large amount of tableware. I've been cleaning for hours and now the kitchen seems worse than it was before, there are glasses and kitchen utensils on the table waiting to be taken to donation and also handwashed plates and glasses everywhere. So no after pics this time. Maybe later on the week.