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Ideas For Our Home August 1, 2008

Filed under: Organization — alwayswithme @ 1:24 pm
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Every now and then my mind gets flooded with ideas of things to do in and around the house.  I often times forget them so I am going to post some that have hit me lately so I won’t forget them.

  1. Gather all of my various plates etc. together.  Donate the ones I no longer want.  Add pieces to the ones I currently have that are missing pieces.  Rotate one set every few months rather than having several mismatched sets all muddled together.
  2. Whittle down our glasses and mugs to accomplish the same thing as above.
  3. Prepare a mixture of bleach water to use in the kitchen and bathroom.  Keep it in a clearly marked container.  Use on all the white surfaces, appliances, woodwork as well as the countertops.
  4. Buy three now cutting boards – one for fruit, one for meat and one for vegetables.
  5. Get the Kitchen Aid, the rice maker, the blender, the new toaster, the handmixes, the coffeemaker, the crockpot, the George Foreman and the food processor all together in one spot – the pantry.
  6. Move the boxed and jarred food products to the area cleared out by moving all the different dishes and cups.
  7. See if Greg will move the kitchen radio system to the computer area.
  8. Put the white cookware and the cornflower blue corning cookware where the crockpot and the George Foreman are now.
  9. Find the rice maker instructions.
  10. Use the narrow cabinet for the cutting boards and the bleach water mixture.  Store paper towels in there also.
  11. In the family room, recover the seats of the white chairs.
  12. Clean the white chairs with bleach water.
  13. Repaint them if needed
  14. Sand the white table and repaint it.
  15. Figure out a color to paint the large table and the bookshelf on it in my studio and then paint it
  16. See if Greg will remove the moulding on top of the above bookshelf so it is flat like the other bookshelves.  I have no color ideas because the other shelves are a laminate yellowy (is that a word?) oak wood with a hint of red.
  17. Move the small chest against the side wall. 
  18. Find a bookshelf to sit on top of the small chest for more books.
  19. Stop buying books – listen to them on tape while on the treadmill.  That way I read (which I love) and walk (which I need to do).
  20. Buy larger curtain rods to hand in master bedroom.  Add a strip of fabric to the bottom of the current curtains (which are sheets) perhaps in the tan color. 
  21. Paint the bedroom walls the same color as the family room.
  22. Change out the glass globes in the master bathroom to the white ones from Lowes.

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