I have been focusing on the home while on my sick leave, trying to make the place easier to clean and maintain. I also want to be as minimalist as possible as this allows me to be free of clutter on the outside and thus free from cutter on the inside as well.
I have under took a few simply DIY projects that left me feeling quite chuffed:
The first is a wire hanger re-purposed after a could 15 to 20 minutes of bending and shaping with a pliers into a brush stand for my boar-hair brush. I very recently, as in just last week started to use it to wet shave my legs in the iconic way that men shave their beards.
In my research I found that it is best for the brush to dry upside down. Stand cost anywhere from 15US to 100US and I am in no position at this time to buy anymore stuff. It isn't fancy, or pretty but it is functional.
I have been making lots of list to keep me on track in the big bedroom clean up and I found that I wanted a clip board. After searching and realizing that I simply again wasn't in a position to buy one I turned to Google and in no time realized that making one was super easy.
It didn't click at first but then I realized that I had all of the materials I needed already around me. In no time I had a clip board and was using it. I still haven't decided exactly how I will decorate it yet but I am just happy to have gotten around spending unnecessary money.
I have really made some good strides in my cleaning. I have my little pantry set up and the bookshelf area is starting to come together. It has been a real pleasure to see my spaces in a different light.
It continues to be a challenge to live with other people who view points don't entirely match up with my own in regards to my living space. I am learning to roll with it and not get too caught up in other people's ideas of where things should be and how things should look.
As I continue to cull my things I hope to be left with a routine of cleaning that I can maintain and also that the management of my space spills over to the management of my time and I am able to do more of the things I love more often.
I find myself in a loop of internet vastness and then wonder where my day went. Slowly I want to move away from that and be able to account for most of my day. I am happy for now though at where I am going.
Peace and Blessings to all of you.