Mar 9 2011

push broom [minimalist challenge item #20]

[item] Outdoor large push broom

[purchase info] Purchased many years ago for full retail price

[time in my possession] Approximately 10 years

[last used] 3 weeks ago

[difficulty level in getting rid of it] Easy

[destination] Freecycle

[info] I used it a few weeks ago and then remembered why I don’t use it.  The bristles are too soft and it doesn’t sweep any of the areas I need it to.  I have a corn broom that works much better outside.  I kept it and got rid of this one.

Dec 8 2010

swept under the rug… and sofa, and table, and bed, and… [day 195]

There’s no possible way any household vacuum cleaner could possibly suck up all the crap on our floors.  It begs the question, “Why do we have so much little stuff and where did it come from?”

First of all, Spongebob seems to be everywhere in our house.  This pile is only the upstairs sweep, as I didn’t even make it downstairs yet.  Yes, I know, it’s a little weird to share my dirt pile, but it does make you think, right?  It’s like trash I Spy or trash art.  Where’s Waldo maybe?  He’s about the only thing that’s not in here.  This motivates me to get rid of more stuff.

Oh, and a quick tip:  When you clean the house, it’s good to put away the vacuum cleaner instead of leaving it next to your bed.  In the morning, it looks like someone standing over you.  :0