Looking for practical suggestions about adulthood (laundry & furniture)
March 14, 2013 9:17 PM Subscribe
There are a couple of things that I have problems with: laundry, and getting my home looking furnished and decent. Especially my bedroom. Can you help?
posted by htid to Home & Garden (36 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
1. Laundry problem -- it piles up and I get super daunted. I get a massive wave of tiredness at just the thought of it. It takes me a long time to sort then I have to lug it to the machine. I can easily spend most of an afternoon or day, longer if it's piled up. I know, first world problems, but can anyone give me some help to make this part of my life work better? It's actually a problem that extends into a lot else, because I'm embarrassed to let people into my room, don't have enough clean clothes, can be late getting places if I am hunting for something to wear that isn't wrinkled, etc. I welcome any and all pointers, or new perspectives.
2. Furniture / house problem -- getting my living space looking like a decent adult place takes SO much goddamn time and money! And I keep messing up. E.g., I bought some furniture off Craigslist today and thought, "What am I, some kind of wizard?" However, it ended up being much more broken/rickety than it looked, and it smelled too nauseatingly awful to keep in my home. So I had to get rid of it and start over. I sometimes think of doing a project, like painting the walls, and I get halfway and it takes a lot longer than predicted. In my last THREE living spaces, the apartment never really got furnished. The only times I'd make real progress was at the last minute when a significant other was coming over... even that involved a fast trip to IKEA for random lamps and shoving a lot of stuff into the closet. Now (as of today) I'm trying something new, which is extending my budget by a lot so that I don't waste time on DIY and Craigslist. However, I don't know if this is a good approach. Can you give me tips about how to make this all work? I would like to have a functional, adult, nice looking living space and it seems I can't get it together.
Your pointers -- especially things that have worked for you personally -- would be much appreciated!