1. Shower spray. You’re supposed to spray it in your shower every day, after bathing, so that you don’t have to scrub as hard when the actual cleaning day rolls around. For about the past two years Monday morning has been my bathroom cleaning time. On a pretty consistent basis, the bathroom has been cleaned once a week. (Perhaps the only thing I implemented from reading Sidetracked Home Executives a few years ago). We also have so many bottles in our bathtub already that I don’t have room for one more (big) spray bottle. Finally, with two curious kids, who wants a bottle that begs to be played with, perched right at the edge of the tub? That is just asking for a squirt in the eye, or in the little brother’s eye, or in the mouth to see how it tastes. Ick. No thanks.
2. Microwave-dish-cover-splatter-thingy. It sits in our microwave and is supposed to be a cover so our food doesn’t splatter everywhere when we heat it up. The hubs melted a portion of it a few years ago. It is gross. We balance our food bowls on top of it when he heat stuff up. Regardless of these things, it still took some convincing for me to throw it in the recycling bin. If C’ville Recycling had not done their pick-up today, I might have been tempted to fish it out of the recycling this morning.
3. Expired medicines. I am usually one to hold on to medicine and take it a few months or…ahem…years after it expires. Am I the only one? I mean, what- is it going to make me feel sick or something? Too late! Anyway, a few bottles got tossed a couple of days ago.
4. Spanish olives. This refrigerator purge was motivated by a text I received from Philip, challenging me to go through my fridge. Olives? Why do we have olives? What am I, a 70 year old man who makes martinis every evening? Get rid of the olives!
At this point in the 5 thingsresolution, I have hit the major areas that I wanted to hit. It was helpful to have a tip for where to focus next (the fridge). Now I need more. Blog lurkers, speak up! Where should I focus my attention next? The laundry closet? Home of our washer and dryer, cleaning supplies, dvd collections, cd’s… oh wow. I think I might have just answered my own question. Those dvd’s are asking to be searched through.