August 26, 2009

Today's Housecleaning

The way my fingernails look an average of 51 weeks per year:




The results of today's housecleaning project:

24 comments:

Rah said...

Congratulations! And do not even begin to think about how much money was represented in that bag. Because that's what I do. It's a self-defeating behavior--I cannot unspend the money.

Nowheymama said...

Love the visuals.

I replaced our broken toilet paper holder today!

Steph the WonderWorrier said...

Good job! Keep at it, rock star!

Plus: if you keep nail polish around FOREVER it just goes gooey and expires and all that, so you may as well toss it until you have some special event that you need a nail colour for.

Christina said...

I listened to the tips in the last comments section about using your vacuum attachments. At first it started as a vacuum "dusting" but turned into a 2 hour cleaning of the bedroom last night. I don't even recognize the place!!!! I realized halfway through I should have taken a before/after. Whoops.

squandra said...

Love it! A woman after my own heart.

Janet said...

Sorry, but all I can think is "Ack! What about your toenails?"

On the other hand, treat yourself to a pedicure once in a while, and you'll still come out ahead financially.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Hmmmm....my fingernails look exactly the same as yours and I probably have just as many bottles of crusty polish underneath my bathroom sink.

**sigh**

Leah Rubin said...

Let she who has not wasted some dried-out nail polish cast the first stone. Everyone else: duck!

cindy said...

Very appropriate that it's in a Target bag.

If there is a Sally Beauty store near you, they sell teeny-tiny little bottles of nail polish for a dollar. You can have polish on hand for when you want fancy nails, but you're not wasting $$$ on bottles that will go bad before you use them up. Also, if you have girly-girls, like I do, they get to pick out fun colors like acid green or bright blue.

Beyond said...

And if you ever want to keep a polish that is special to you, keep it in the fridge. It'll stay liquid and perfect for years.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your cleaning progress! I am such a pack rat, it is litterally PAINFUL to throw things out. So, I just buy a ton of cute baskets/containers/etc. and store everything as neatly as possible.

Cookie said...

I really need to do that with my bathroom cabinets. The amount of lotions and shampoos and conditioners I have that I will never use again because I didn't like them... well, I could start my own store.

Kelsey said...

Your nails are so... even. Hmmm, might be time to reevaluate my grooming habits.

Good job on tossing the polish - do you feel lighter?

Stacia said...

What a great idea - I did the same thing! I never paint my fingernails any more since I can't stand them to be long, but I do paint toenails, so I kept the toenail colors and out went the fingernail colors. Remember when that light blue-silver color was in? I had 3 bottles of that! Why?!

SIL Anna said...

WOW. That's awesome. What will you do with all that newly won space?!

I will now tell you that today, almost 6 months after your niece was born, I finally threw out three packets of the net underwear they give you at the hospital after giving birth. And I even had a moment of, "But they're still in plastic wrap! Not even used!" as if I will have a need for GIANT DISPOSABLE NET UNDERWEAR anytime soon.

Celeste said...

Way to go, Swistle! I was going to say keep one color that pretty much works for you, but I love the idea about just getting a manicure sometime and still coming out ahead.

I purged my daughter's dresser this week. Her bookshelf and toy crates are up next, but I'm still struggling with the cold from hell and this much felt like a Himalayan trek.

marybt said...

You've been inspiring me all week.

Last night I cleaned out the junk drawer and threw away all the pens with dried up ink. I nearly filled a whole trash can! It is a wonder of physics how all that crap fit into one little drawer. lol.

Alias Mother said...

Yeah. I've done this before and it's downright liberating. I finally admitted that I never wear nail polish. I do put some on my toes occasionally, but I get sick of any color but red after one day. So now I own exactly one bottle of red nail polish.

Very freeing.

may said...

Your fingernails look really nice. C'mon, fess up - you totally prepped them for the photo op, didn't you??

Gina said...

I have a ton of unused polish too and should get rid of it. Except for that chrome finish stuff (that I see in your trash) because I love it on my toes and it's hard to find now.

Shelly said...

Is it wrong that that makes me a little sad?

HAHA - my word verification is "terash". Like "teee-rash!". Am easily amused.

C C Donna said...

Oh, Swis....have you dumped them all!? I see a few colors that I like!

Astarte said...

ha ha ha!!!! I remember trading tons of emails with you about nail polish colors!!! And now you've thrown all yours out, and Josie is using all of mine!

Before I clicked over to see the photo, I thought the photo was going to be of your nails clean, and then dirty, and I was going to say that mine are perpetually dirty. I try to keep them clean, but between the yard and everything else, every time I look down, they're dirty! Maybe I should go back to wearing polish as a concealer?

Kelly said...

exactly the same but my collection of polish is triple yours and I only ever paint my toes and usually only blue. yeah, Idanno. But I have so many bottles its nuts. I may just go trash them tomorrow. I'm inspired.