i will BE organized

The Journey to Organization. . the Road to a wannabe Cleanie

Blame it on the ah-ah-ah-ah.. What?!? You cleaned up the Bar?? July 7, 2010

Filed under: Cleaning — mikailani @ 4:22 am

I’m glad that this past weekend’s festivities have come to a pretty sucessful end. By end – that means – cleaning up for the party – party-ing and cleaning up again! Gotta love entertaining.

The Hubbs & I completed most of what’s on our checklist. . except for the little one’s room. We absolutely ran outta time, so we deemed that the room that will be locked & untouched by anyone @ the party. Lucky for us, we didn’t need to open it . . since there were no kiddo’s at the party. Lani was enjoying weekend w/ Grandma. Plus. . I wouldn’t want her around alcohol.

This week is catch up week. I’m trying to not accumulate any more garbage – the party filled up our garbage bin with no more room for the rest of the week! Garbage pick up day isn’t till Thursday Night/Friday am, so I’m gonna go a little crazy till then. I hate garbage in the house. Anywhoo, I’d like to share some one of my pretty accomplishments.

Our Dry Bar. When we were buying our home, having a bar was a MUST. That’s when folks know it’s a Baldo home. It has a BAR. So we have to have a BAR. And we did! It’s tiny – but still. It’s a bar. Thruought the years, the dreamed of alcoholic heaven turned into the dumping grounds of all thing unfamiliar – things that didn’t have a home & we were wayyy too lazy to either bring upstairs or put away.

It looked like this.

Yes folks . . everything. Dog Leash, Brita filter ( we don’t even own a Brita) Unopened amazon packages, snacks, belts. Oi.

I cleared everything out and started to clean up.

Then I wiped it down. So Nice & Shiny!!! That’s me =)

Then I started to assemble the $10 walmart cubbie thingy. (Best Investment EVA!)

First, I had the back to it, but the space made it look really cramped. It also defeats the point of having mirrored walls… see!!

After deciding not to put the backing, I finished it up and started re-placing only the things that belong @ the bar.

YAY! You can see the Filipino Barrel Man now!!! It’s inviting – clear & clutter free. Happy me!! This bar is ready to party!


Catch up June 29, 2010

Filed under: Cleaning — mikailani @ 6:13 am

Looks like I really need to schedule time to blog nowadays… If I don’t put it in my agenda… It will never get done.

So now, let’s play catch up.

The past few weeks have been about regaining wasted space. I didn’t take much before and after pictures because my beloved t1i has been with my brother in law the past few weeks. I’ll do separate posts for the completed projects.

:: Our dry bar is now a true dry bar! What once a home for all scattered items is now a beautiful party drink spot.

:: Our backyard shack. It was full of junk. Now completely accessible organized and categorized!! I didn’t have my camera, so I’ll shoot some after shots soon.

:: Our new laundry area. Again, no before pictures but it just went thru a major updo! I’m excited to post this one.

:: Our kitchen. Although it’s been pretty organized, it’s been neglected. After a few days, I get sick of the natural disorganization. I need to make this a habit!

We have a party coming up for the 3rd of July. A pool party… So everything needs to get cleaned ASAP. I can’t just clean downstairs since guests will be coming upstairs to shower and dress. On my agenda this week:

:: finish laundry. Our laundry area is in our only bathroom – can have guests rummaging thru dirty socks!

:: office/vanity area. This is where I can have guests change and freshen up. There’s a huge mirror for them to use- so they don’t need to occupy bathroom more than they need to.

:: kailanis bedroom. In case any kids come over, they can play there. Or kids can take a nap.

:: master bedroom. I plan on shutting this area out, but you never know if hubbs leaves it wide open for people to see. Our ijoy is there too… So if someone just needs a break, they can chill there.

:: bathroom. I need to clean the tub bad. Very bad. It’s clean enough for daily use.. But I don’t want them seeing the nastiness!

:: living room. It’s cluttered. The floors are sticky. Need to fix that.

Looks like I got one hellofa week ahead of me. It sucks… I had to go home early today… Wasn’t feeling well and ended up sleeping the whole afternoon.

Read me later!
❤ MeeSha


Progress April 7, 2010

Filed under: Cleaning,Randomness — mikailani @ 2:06 am

I totally failed the 28 day challenge @ orgjunkie… Took a big bite, but that doesn’t mean I won’t swallow!! Time to chew chew chew.

Got home a little bit early today and feel a bit motivated to get back on track. Now that financial issues are (sorta) outta the way, I can work on our on going project : the office.

Here’s my before work and praying for a happy ending!!!
I need to find important papers :p


Project Bathroom July 4, 2009

Filed under: Bathroom,Cleaning,IPhone,Plan,Project — mikailani @ 6:52 am

I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with life lately. Too much Death Drama and Action. I’ve also hit the highest peak weight-wise.

Moving on.. I present Project Bathroom. I got so caught up with the Bedroom.. I’m gonna have to re-“woosaa” before tackling that scary project. I’ve read it millions of times before… START SLOW and WALK AT A SLOW PACE. I agree. So today (tonight) It’s almost 12:30 and I can’t sleep, I’m gonna tackle the smallest room in this house. The Downstairs bathroom.

Supplies and Weapons needed:
*Bathroom caddy – Includes Toilet bowl cleaner (I use Scrubbing bubbles flushables – easy to use, and sanitary!) Paper Towels, Windex Lemon AntiBac All Purpose Spray, Clorox Wipes, sponges and scrubbers, toothbrushes
*Swiffer Wet
*Disinfectant Spray
*Granite Cleaner, Glass Cleaner and Stainless Steel Cleaner
*Pandora – TingTings Radio

Here’s my Zenbe list on myiphone. I’ll be syncing as I go thru. Enjoy and wish me LUCK!