Cleaning up after some chaos

So I’ve been living in this world of feeling overwhelmed and chaotic for some time. I can’t seem to keep up with myself, much less anything else. I’ve been feeling like I’m sitting on the precipice of everything crumbling out from under me. Through all this, I think I’ve managed to keep my composure and whits and keep everything moving forward in my life, doing only what I absolutely need to do to keep things from falling apart. It’s affected everything from my house to my workspace to even my email.

I think it’s time for some Spring cleaning to get past all this. I’ve already started by deciding to pull the carpet out of my living room and hallway as soon as possible (maybe even this weekend!). I have to find out exactly what to do with doorways where the carpet joins the hallway to the bedrooms but I’m sure someone at Home Depot can guide me in the right direction. I think for now, I’ll acid wash, then stain my concrete once I get a little more time over the summer. Until then, my mom is going to lend me a rug so it’s not just concrete. By the way, any help/suggestions/etc. is completely welcomed. Leave comments if you have any suggestions on this project.

My finances have been tight recently as well. I’m working 3 weeks of Choice Music Events and the money I make from that will go towards paying down credit card debt I’ve recently acquired and once those are paid off, I’m freezing them in a block of ice. I guess I could go ahead and freeze the cards in ice now, huh?

I’m going back to cleaning out my home office (it’s a major disaster) and thowing or giving away what I don’t use. I have a stack of boxes in my garage waiting for a garage sale. Once I have this garage sale, whatever doesn’t sell is going to charity. No more waiting to do another garage sale. My big challenge will be to figure out how I can organize my office at work so it’s not constantly stacks of stuff. I guess I need to process stuff without putting it in a stack or something. My biggest downfall is I hate to throw things out.

Anyways, it’s all about cleaning up and moving forward. I’m not sure what exactly it is that I’m holding on to or what’s holding me back but I don’t care. I’m making this forward push happen!

Love you, mean it!
~C

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3 thoughts on “Cleaning up after some chaos”

  1. ~C

    Deanna and I were looking at the concrete staining thing recently and decided against it. I found some info online talking about how the chemicals are very caustic, and it takes a certain amount of skill to get a good looking result. Folks that do this professionally take a few days to do a single floor, and they work in teams of two or more. We decided we are going to do tile instead. Here is a review of the business we are going to work with: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-tile-guy-austin-2

    I’ve also been talking lately about selling the house and moving into a condo. I’m tired of home maintenance!

    Whatever you decide, good luck!

  2. Oh yeah, I’ve looked through that link. I think it’ll be easier than it seems, mostly because I don’t need to do any type of design. Just one color. Eventually, it’ll probably get covered by wood laminate flooring when I can afford them. This is just in the interim, just so I can get this nasty carpet out of my house as soon as possible. 🙂
    ~C

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