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Make It Work!

Pegboard in the kitchen, to keep pots, pans and utensils!

Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway. As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal.  One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans.  I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a sometimes…

33 bags and counting

That’s right, 33 contractor bags of garbage have gone out to the curb during our moving so far.  More to come.  4 rooms nearly complete, and that’s including the attic and basement, the two worst areas of the house for cluttery crap.  Way to go, us! Of course, this begs the question why the heck…

4 Truckloads (moving tips for pack rats)

4 truckloads.  That’s what the mover estimated it would take to move when she came through our house. 4 TRUCKLOADS?!?!?! nothing like having someone else with experience tell you objectively how much crap you own. The ruthlessness is not going as well as I’d hoped, because there is simply not enough time to be objective…

The End of a Big Job

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Life took me away from cleaning for a bit in order to prepare for the first in-person sales from our craft business.  After a few days of rest and recuperation, I dove back into the craft room cleanup project.  And I’m happy to say that it’s as done as it’s going to get for a…

Progress On a Big Job

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I’ve been working on the craft room for 1 week now, and I’m happy to report that I’ve made great strides.  I’d go so far as to say I’m perhaps halfway done. The breakdown of what needed to be done (a.k.a. the project plan): gather fabric from around the room and move it out clean…

Taming The Spaghetti Monster

Today I’m spending time at my desktop computer, reinstalling Windows 7 to see if I can get some speed back into it.  This generally takes a long time, and mostly involves a lot of thumb-twiddling between steps.  So, I decided to tackle a project in the office.  Today’s project is “The Spaghetti Box”. The Spaghetti…