How am I doing with the plan to get my home in order? I’ve made some progress, but hit a plateau in the last couple weeks. The home appraisal came back (it rose slightly in value, which is nice; but also means higher taxes) and closed on the mortgage refinance. Now that I’m not distracted by all the paperwork a refinance entails, I can get back on track.
Like most people, I do much better when I have a plan. So let’s take the time to plan things to do for the upcoming week, and let’s do it in the form of a Sunday Seven (since I don’t have anything else to write about).
Seven Tasks for the Week
- Reschedule the couple to help remove heavy items from my living room. A plethora of problems prevented them from coming when originally scheduled.
- The couple will remove the items, but they won’t haul them to the junk yard. So I need to make arrangements with our trash disposal company to make a special pick up—if they do such a thing. If not, I need to find a junk hauling company.
Our property manager mentioned his cousin started hauling metal items. The televisions aren’t metal, but I do have a few things that are. And he doesn’t charge! (Apparently there’s good money to be had in scrap metal.)
- Finish sorting through the extraneous items in the living room. If I take one section of the room at a time, it’s not so overwhelming.
- Wash my bed’s quilt at the laundromat. It’s not really part of the decluttering plan, but it takes time and I have to do it. My own washer and dryer, although they claim to be “heavy duty,” don’t do such a great job. A bonus: the laundromat is near my favorite pizza place. (They also make delicious gyros and baked spaghetti.)
- Give my new vacuum a tryout.
- Take my sweet 19-year-old cat Gigi to the vet. It’ll be stressful for both of us.
*The credit card is from Navy Federal Credit Union, one of the perks of being a Navy vet—now open to all military services and Department of Defense employees. Their redemption program also had a Bose iPod sound dock I coveted, but it’s no longer available. Damn my procrastination!