Mudcat Café message #3914044 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161248   Message #3914044
Posted By: wysiwyg
30-Mar-18 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House
Subject: RE: Declutter & Fitness - Clearing Out the House

For Tyler to cut grooves to slide in my antique dresser (and to occupy his mind/hands on a positive focus while he's between jobs), I'll need to pull the dresser away from the wall to get accurate measurements of the heights of the moldings requiring the grooves-- ON THE RUG. To prep for that, therefore I just spent a productive half hour further purging the office corner, removing the second cubby to the ramp, and setting up one catchbox for tech items bound twds the LL office corner.

This resulted in moving another paper pile ready to purge onto a tray table, which is now moved beside the desktop (near chair and light), without disrupting ydy's clearing up of the downstairs. There's also space to set up the Parish catchbox now, on top of the printer they're getting back.

It occurs to me that this is all drawing upon the MIL-visit-prep skills I learned during the decade or so of her visits-- clean/organize YES, but within PUR ongoing goals/house priorities, not to imagined standards of HER cleanliness needs. Use the desire to make the house nicer for her as an opportunity to move US forward.

I hope my DIL preps that way when I visit HER (and have told her so)!