I have relatives coming next week. While they won’t be staying with me, I know they’ll be over frequently. So this has spurred another round of frantic cleaning. I did a bit more decluttering. There was a bag of old letters and cards that has been lingering in my bedroom for quite some time. Some of them date back to my university days. I didn’t know what to do with them before but today I was ruthless. I threw out most of them as they are from folks I don’t hear from or see anymore. There was a bag of stuff that spilled out of a book shelf. Most of it was old receipts but it took a couple of hours to sort and shred them. It even had my old credit cards, coffee cards, statements, lube, an old Japanese photo book of red light district and some magazines… it’s just bizzare what I kept.
I still want to get a new rug for the living room and a new futon cover. Both have seen better days although I plan to reuse the old rug underneath my desk.
I also cleaned my pantry which are 2 metal racks. I took everything off the racks, wiped down the racks, and cleaned everything before putting it back. As I look around the kitchen, I think I have to replace the microwave the sits on top of the stove. I won’t mind replacing the stove too although it still works. I had an electrician come in last week to look at my lights. I want to change my old track lighting to LED.
Eventually I want to get my bathroom renovated and put new carpet in my bedroom. I also want to repaint my unit and update the kitchen. The blinds are probably the last thing on my list. And maybe some new furniture.
The list of things I want to do with my condo is endless but my bank account isn’t.