30 Days, 21 Projects – Day 4 – Momentum


Today is Day 4 of 30 Days, 21 Projects and by now things should be moving along a bit.  You have an organized list, a list of items you need for the projects, have completed one quick project and one other project on your list. Great job! You have started gaining momentum.  Keep it up and things will start to seem a bit easier.

I find myself getting excited about the next project I want to work on.  Having completed two so far, the list doesn’t seem as daunting as it did at first.  Today, get started on a larger project.  This may be something that will take a bit more time, or something that may have a larger impact once done.  Remember, we don’t want to save all of the “large” projects till the end of the 30 days.  It is okay if this project takes more than one day.  This is why there are more days than the number of projects, some projects just require a bit more time.

The weather here is still cool, so I am still unable to do any outside projects.  Inside it shall be.  I have a bit more time today than yesterday, so I am actually going to tackle two related projects.  We recently were blessed with clothes from a friend whose kid had grown.  They were exactly what I was needing (what was on my “to look for” mental list for garage sales) and saved me so much money by not having to go buy.  Actually, they filled the quota for one whole size group!  There were so many I was even able to pass along several.  This got me to thinking that others may also be blessed by me passing along some of the clothes we have out grown but which are still in totes in our basement.

Right now, all the “new” clothes and the ones we have outgrown are stacked beside the totes as I have been unable to get into them.  This is due to how they are placed in our basement.  They are accessible  so not really an issue when the seasons change.  However, they are a pain if you have to get one out to put one or two items into.  See, currently they are lined up so that they are only one tub wide, with stuff stacked around them.  They are also in the crawl space, whose floor is a bit above waist high for me. Not exactly easy to reach in and pull them out till I find the one I need.

Lists of my 21 Projects:

  1. Spackle stairway walls
  2. Prime spots to be painted (from previous replacement of door and window frames)
  3. Paint spots around door and window frames
  4. Repaint Horse post by street
  5. Strip vent covers in bathroom and kitchen
  6. Repaint bathroom and kitchen vent covers
  7. Seal pots and paint with chalkboard paint (to be used with herb plants on the deck)
  8. Add outlet cover for washer/dryer
  9. Add outlet cover for outlet on front porch
  10. Check credit report
  11. Replace light fixture in stairway
  12. Remove weeping cherry (to create a place for blackberry bushes)
  13. Put out a birdbath
  14. Buy new kitchen trash can – work in progress
  15. Organize and label kitchen pantry
  16. Move clothing totes to back of crawl space (instead of right in front), add shoe rack and rod to hang winter coats
  17. Divide out future clothing sized into clear totes, label
  18. Put camping stuff in tote(s), label
  19. Clean bathroom grout
  20. Seal bathroom grout
  21. Make and freeze 4 different soups, 3 months worth each

Update: I had forgotten to update you on the search for a kitchen trash can.  Yesterday I thought I would be successful in my endeavor   No such luck.  The store I stopped at had only one can in the size I wanted, and it was the wrong shape.  The reason for stopping at this particular store was that I had a 20% off coupon, a gift card, and it was a home store.  After asking at check-out I found out that the coupon could not be used over the phone or internet.  It could however be used to purchase items in store that were only carried on the internet.  So, while that project didn’t turn out the way I wanted, I still am working on it.  Surely  there is a circular  60 liter trash can whose lid raises UP when you step on a foot pedal.  If anyone knows of such a thing, please, please PLEASE leave me a comment.  (Yes, that is me begging you.  I have no shame in this search.)