I planned on using the weekend to sort these things out. Two days, two jobs.
Then I heard the weather report. Both days were going to be 40C or more and the plastics cupboard is out on the back porch.
In the heat.
The bookshelf is in the bedroom. No air conditioning in there, just a fan.
So those jobs got put on hold.
This morning I woke up to a cooler temperature, a cool breeze and a hungry cat.
Fed the cat, opened the house, prepared to make coffee. oh no! Out of milk. Less than a dribble left in the carton. Had a cup of tea instead.
Shut up the house again, went to the shops for milk and flyspray, came home and ate breakfast.
Then I made the bed, changed the sheets and everything!
I emptied the bookshelf completely,
Alphabetically of course.
And back they went, onto the shelves.
The top shelf is twice as high as the others, so I got a double layer of books up there, which meant most of the others fit into the lower shelves.
With three author collections left over. They had to go somewhere, so I hauled the stuffed monkeys out of the small bookshelf and fitted the collections in there.
Jim Butcher-Harry Dresden series; Lee Child-Jack Reacher series; Janet Evanovich-Stephanie Plum series.
Of course, now I have several stuffed monkeys that don't have a home.
I left them sitting on the bed and tackled the plastics cupboard, hauled everything out, matched containers and lids then stacked smaller items inside bigger ones and repacked the cupboard. I'd expected it to take quite a while, but all I needed was a half an hour. Now it is neat again and there is space to spare! Not much, but space. And I'd fitted all my cake pans and cookie sheets in there! So my saucepan cupboard inside is less cluttered.
Then I heard something I haven't heard in a very long time. My stomach growling. I was hungry! I hadn't snacked once all morning. Yay me!
Lastly, I picked up the pile of random books chosen from garage sales and secondhand shops, that I had put aside in the bedroom and brought them to the table. These are books that I will probably read once, then give away. They looked interesting when I bought them, but I haven't even opened them and they've been here six months or more.