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By Greener (Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:30:26 PM EST) rmg's laundry day (all tags)
As much as I would like to participate in rmg's Laundry Day I find myself unable to as I did all my laundry this past Sunday and have not yet generated dirty laundry in sufficient quantities to justify either a fill load or a diary documenting the event.

So instead I will be participating by doing dishes.

Now I did dishes this past Sunday as well but somehow in this house dirty dishes are generated at an alarming rate. In fact upon my return from work Monday evening I found that the previously empty sink contained at least a dozen dirty glasses and assorted other cutlery. I believe this pile may have been caused by my roommate returning items that have been collecting in his room before departing on a 4 day ski trip in hopes that they would be cleaned before his return so he wouldn't have to deal with him. The whole thing was probably prompted by me asking him why I could only find one spoon after all dishes were done on Sunday.

This is what my kitchen looks like after 4 days use by 4 guys. It's not as bad as it has been in the past.

When cleaning the kitchen I like to work in stages breaking one daunting task into several small milestones. I started by clearing off what I like to call my breakfast nook but is really just a counter separating the kitchen from the living room.

First I moved all dirty dishes to the staging area (the counter next to the sink), then put away any food and put the garbage in the bin. After a wipe down it looks like this.

I then cleared off the dish receiving area by emptying the drying rack and by putting the dishes either in the cupboard or back on the pile of dirty dishes depending on who washed them. There was only one plate that needed rewashing today. Somehow a pile of recyclables also accumulated in this area and this I moved to the recycling bins outside.

I then washed the dishes in small batches moving them into the drying rack and then into the cupboard when the drying rack filled. This was done in several steps and afterward I cleared the counter off and give it a thorough wipe.

Finally I swept the floor and took out the trash.

The cleaned kitchen looks like this and is now ready to prepare dinner.

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Late Laundry Day Entry | 9 comments (9 topical, 0 hidden)
Toasty slippers by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:38:42 PM EST

Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
thank you by Greener (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 07:40:10 PM EST

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You have beautiful long hair, by calla (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 06, 2006 at 08:40:36 PM EST
you wear pink slippers, and you are a great maid.

Cleaning the kitchen was a great laundry day substitute.

you should have seen the rest of the outfit by Greener (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 02:29:42 PM EST

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nice kitchen by 606 (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 08:36:31 AM EST
Your kitchen is about the same vintage as mine, but it's much larger and has more space.

It took me a while to figure out the milestone thing, but when I figured it out my kitchen became so much cleaner. I usually work right to left, dishes first.

Nice alcohol collection too.

imagine dancing banana here

Those are all empties by Greener (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 09:38:47 AM EST
One bottle of each type collected over the past year. None of them are mine. Also note the token coke bottle on the right.

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Time Lapse by zarathus (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Apr 07, 2006 at 11:41:20 AM EST
Loved the time lapse.  Nicely done.

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Only noticed the clock in the animated .gif by LodeRunner (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 06:26:05 PM EST
after reading your post. That made it extra cool.

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Yeah, by Greener (2.00 / 0) #9 Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 08:32:10 PM EST
I can't believe it took 45 minutes to do them either. It seemed way shorter.

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Late Laundry Day Entry | 9 comments (9 topical, 0 hidden)