Saturday, February 02, 2008

Tasks for this weekend

Right, we've decided to have the housewarming party a week on Saturday. I'm now having a minor panic because the house is nowhere near viewable yet. The spare room is still so full of boxes that you can't shut the door, which is even more of a problem because one friend has asked to sleep over on our spare mattress, and currently there's not enough floor for it.
My only hope is that I had two days holiday to use up by the end of this month, so I have next Monday and Friday off to get things done.

So, the list of things that need to be done...

1) Assemble new seat/storage thingy
2) Sand dining table
3) Varnish dining table (at least three coats)
4) Scrub paint off floor
5) Shelve all of the books that litter every surface
6) Unpack some more of the boxes of books, now that we have another bookcase
7) Unpack and set out some of the ornaments, etc. that we were given as wedding presents, especially as a lot of them were given by people who will be coming to the party...
8) Finish sorting the bedroom, do several loads of laundry
9) Dust
10) Put the escapee Christmas decorations in the loft
11) File all the paperwork that's lying around
12) Buy party food
13) Find homes for all the odds and ends that are sitting around

*sigh* We'll see how it goes.

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4 Comments:

At 6:02 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

You're supposed to have the guests take part in the cleaning up. ;-)

"Right, first let's play some games. The first one I like to call. . .Sweeping The Floor!"

And I once spent the night on some blankets on a shelf in the top of a closet. It was quite comfy and cosy and secure-feeling, actually. So if there's not enough room on the floor for a mattress, you could always suggest that. . .

 
At 9:35 pm, Blogger Hieronymous Anonymous said...

It'll be fine.
And some of those things aren't strictly necessary to do before the party.

Don't panic!

 
At 12:31 pm, Blogger Nettie said...

I wouldn't stress too much. My experience is that the house will be absolutely trashed afterwards so don't go to too much trouble beforehand. I used to always stress so badly, spend forever cleaning so the house would be presentable and then spend most of the following day cleaning up from the actual party.
It's just not worth it.

Oh and congrats on getting your act together so quickly for a house warming party. It's been a year now and I'm still waiting to have ours :(

 
At 5:54 am, Blogger Tah said...

What Boo said. And Nettie.

Ignore Accipiter...unless you just want to laugh at him. ;-)

 

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