After returning from my Okinawa trip with a broken arm, then being busy with the new term at work once my arm started healing, I haven't been able to do a big clean up in my apartment. My "To Do" list is missing and I need to find it. I still can't lift with my right arm, but now I can put things away and fold again. I hardly have any floor space because I have been pulling things out but not putting them away. I live in a small apartment so putting things away is very important. This is the floor plan for my apartment.
Today is Sunday, with no work today, so I am planning to do some putting away and organizing to make my place a little more livable! My place is small but I have a fair amount of storage. I just need to get my things put away and organized again.
When you first come in the door from the outside, I have a shoe closet. In Japan, shoes are taken off at the door, so you need somewhere to put them.
In the toilet room (separate from the bath room), I have a shelf above the toilet and some baskets I bought at the 100 Yen store for small things. I wasn't able to fold one handed, so I just shoved the clean towels on the shelf. They need to be folded.
Next to my wash machine, between the toilet room and the bath room, I have a shelf that needs to be organized again.
Above my small refrigerator is my microwave, hot water pot, and food storage area. This too needs to be organized, as I have just been shoving things up there.
My kitchen is small, but big enough - I don't cook. You can see I don't have many dishes - two bowls, two coffee cups, one plate, and one small sauce pan. In the US, I had about every matching piece of Yorketowne dishware made and multiple pieces of everything! Big change living here.
Under my bed I have storage and the two steps to get to the bed are storage too. I keep my vacuum cleaner in the top step and pajamas in the bottom step. I also have a desk between the bed and the closet, but it is too messy to show!
My little table is cluttered and needs to be cleaned off.
I have two big closets, where I have been stuffing clothes instead of folding them. Above the closets I have books that need to be arranged before they all come crashing down.
When I get it all in order again, I'll vacuum the floor. Sounds like a lot to do, but this place is so small, I'll have it done before I leave to go to stitch group in the afternoon!