Tuesday, September 11, 2012
You might remember me saying that I really didn’t want to do anything with the apartment lately, since it’s temporary and it’s just not pretty. Potential = Zero. However, Travis and I are going on vacation in less than a month, which means I’m in organize and cleaning mode. I hate coming home from vacation to a place where things need done, I like coming home to everything being put away, clutter free and all. That way we can come home and relax for awhile before starting any new projects. This all has kind of given me a kick in the pants in the inspiration department. I’ve decided to re-arrange things and I even plan on hanging more picture frames. Shocker, I know.
When I came home from work yesterday, I decided to re-organize the mudroom. I brought the bookcase from downstairs and the gerbils up into the mudroom. Our landlord is most likely going to be taking care of Coco and our gerbils while we are gone, so I figured having the gerbil cage right in the entrance would make things super easy for her. The pictures on the left are before pictures, which were taken on my phone. (I was too excited to get started and my phone was already near by) The photos on the right are the after. :)
I also put Coco’s food dishes in the mudroom. She did have a set of food dishes on each floor, but I’m cutting her down to one, and put it in a central location to see how it goes. I think she approves.
Here is the new view from the bottom of the stairs. I have a bunch of frames sitting on top of the gerbil cage. I’m going to hang them above the cage as soon as I can find the hammer. I also added a basket next to the cage, so we can throw our keys/wallets into as we come in the door.
It’s all still a work in progress, but I’m finally doing things to the apartment again!
Another thing on the list to do before we leave on vacation, is to tackle this pile…
It’s all parts that are from Travis’ car or were suppose to go on his car, before it became a ball of fire. We need to go thru the pile and figure out what we can sell and what is just junk. Then list them for sale online at various websites.
Are you like me and you have to do a really good cleaning of your place for vacation? Or do you just leave as is?