Today I started my new years "clean the room I am in" project. I had to move things around to make room for my new DVD shelving I got for Christmas anyway, so figured I would start the cleaning as well. It took me over an hour to put the simple shelving together due to not finding the correct screwdriver. My mum only found a crappy one that didn't drive in the screw, just let it twist around. I finally used a flat screwdriver (the screw heads required a Phillip's head screwdriver) to work the screws in flush and have a blister on my right thumb to prove it.
Then I had to shuffle around shelving as I tired to fit the shelves in the small, cramped, room I sleep in. It looked like a bomb had gone off with dust flying everywhere as I emptied shelving and moved things around. I managed to shove the shelving for the DVD in besides the tv stand and put as many DVDs as would fit the shelves. It looks like I will be buying another DVD shelving unit because they did not all fit. Figures.
Then I moved posters around on my wall and put up the two paintings I bought from my friend Maz. She is a brilliant artist who has her own distinct style of painting as she is self-taught. Check out her paintings HERE. The paintings are not framed yet, but I wanted to get them on the wall....you can peep at them at HERE and HERE.
Then I started my clearing off the computer desk and shelves, dusting, and throwing out stuff I no longer need. I am only halfway completed with that and will continue tomorrow onward to my headboard, dresser, and bookshelves. So much crap gets shoved (or piled) here and there over a few months time. I cannot believe some of the stuff that collects that I don't really need. I filled a trashbag with it and will probably fill another tomorrow.
I finally got everything semi-back in place and vacuumed. It was a good 6 hour job for just the corner of the room I cleaned. I am guessing the other part of the room will be the same. I still have to plot the cleaning the closet out and getting rid of stuff I no longer need in there. That will be done at a slightly later date!
Now I am a tiny bit stiff from doing all the shoving of furniture around. Reminds me of when I was at my grandma's house in San Diego...having to clean and move things around on my own. I shall have to do a bit of stretching before bed so I wake up and am able to not be with back/leg pain.
On top of that, I read three magazines, updated If You're Into It (my fashion blog), and answered a few emails. Yes, busy, busy, busy. Ever since I purchased the daily planner and have been writing things to be done everyday in it...I have been sticking to the program and doing the things I write down because then I can check them off as done. It's working well for a procrastinator like me. That extra little "check off what I complete" is the key I think. At least, it gets me actually doing what I have written down.
It was the perfect day to do the cleaning because we woke up to a skiff of snow on the ground, overcast skies, and it was foggy all day. Not the type of day to be out and about. My mum ventured out, so I sent the Puma shoes I needed to return with her to drop off at the post office. The style and colour is back on the website but, of course, not in my size! Too bad because they are now $38 because of the semi-annual sale! Grrrrrrrrrr!
And with that, I think I will end this entry. I need to check a few other places online and then head off to bed.