I was so gung ho at the beginning of the year, but then life happened and I just lost track.
My apartment isn't exactly a mess, but it's not as orderly as it was... and I really seem to have accumulated a lot of things that don't have homes.
Part of this misstep is the fact I adopted two kittens - Eleven & Riversong. They're wonderful and adorable and act like their namesakes from Doctor Who:
However, being cats, they're rather messy. They either haven't completely grasped the litter box concept yet, or if they don't get their way, they go to the bathroom behind a sofa. I try to remind myself that animals don't feel the need for vengeance, and they're not doing it to be mean, but sometimes it's hard to believe otherwise. I am currently trying to find a better system or location for their litter box, because it seems as if my bathroom floor is always covered in bits of litter.
I have taken a step in tackling my problems with laundry. After the epic closet clean out earlier this year, I have managed to keep from accumulating a ridiculous amount of new clothes. However, I am still absolutely terrible at keeping up with laundry, since I do not own a washer & dryer. I had been going to my parents every other weekend and using their equipment, but between the drive & cost of water/electricity for them, it was becoming a rather cumbersome task... and then I found Marietta Coin Laundry. They are less than 4 miles from my apartment, and have a "Wash & Fold" service. On average I have about 20lbs of laundry every two weeks. I took everything to them last Sunday around noon, and for less than $15 everything was washed, dried, and ready for me by 3pm. It was fantastic! While it may cost more in the long run in actual dollars, the time and annoyance it saves me is completely worth it. The only down side is that they do not take credit/debit, but I should be carrying cash on me more often anyways, as it forces me to pay more attention to my budget.