Monday, March 7, 2011

{because sometimes you just need to clean}

Last night I left the library around dinnertime. On the way home, I planned out my whole evening so that I could be as efficient and productive as possible. I knew that the night HAD to consist of: (1) putting my dinner in the oven right away so it would be done at a decent tine, (2) cleaning the bathroom, (3) cleaning the kitchen, (4) vacuuming, (5) filling out the rest of the save the dates, and (6) finishing up the schoolwork I had planned to finish. When I walked into the apartment, I was completely overwhelmed by how much cleaning there was to do. I knew I needed to vacuum, clean the tub (seriously...I can't wait to cut my clogs up the tub and it's super annoying), and do the dishes (meaning, put away the entire dishwasher-load of clean dishes and re-fill it/re-run it...yes, I had that many dirty dishes sitting in my sink. ew.) I just didn't realize how much I'd find to do once I got home.

{anyone remember this book?}

You see, sometimes I get in these moods where I just can't take it anymore...the clutter, that is. So I just go on a rampage. I NEED to reorganize, purge, put things into little boxes so they look prettier on the bookshelf, etc. Well, unfortunately for my self-imposed schedule, last night was one of those nights. (um, hello...I have finals this week...In my defense, however, I do consider it a legitimate use of time, because both of my finals this quarter are take-home finals, and how could I expect myself to focus with a cluttery apartment?!) So I found myself spending half the night cleaning/de-cluttering. It was cathartic, yet there's still so much to be done. I wish I had a massive gift certificate to like...The Container Store. I'd go nuts in there. I LOVE putting things into individual boxes and containers. It just feels so much cleaner. And yes, if you're wondering, my future house WILL have endless amounts of built-in's.

Anyhoo, while that little detour took a couple hours, I still feel very proud of my night. I've been working really hard at the library this past week studying securities regulation, so I guess one night of cleaning to help preserve my sanity is justified.

OH! Aaaaaaaaaand, I exercised last for real exercise--at the gym in my building. That's the 4th night in a row!!! I have no idea what's gotten me on this exercise kick lately, but I'm not going to think about it too hard. Just going with the flow.

{that's me, with my big strong muscles}

Happy Monday, everyone!


  1. OMG, I don't even know what I'd do with myself if I had a certificate to The Container Store. I love for everything to have its own little cubby. A home, if you will. And sometimes to clean, you have to make a really big mess to get it clean the way you want it. And no one else understands except fellow OCD cleaners.

    I know this.

    And I LOVE Little Critter.

  2. i resonate with this post completely...that's why we were such good roomies :) miss you!