So, a little backstory. I’m bipolar with way more down days than up, and I’m a veterinary assistant with a 45 minute commute each way. My work days can end up being anywhere from 12 to 18 hours a day. Add that to the fact that I have multiple pets of my own and also help rehabilitate wildlife for work, my time is a little tied up. When I get home at night, I just want to take care of my babies and go to bed. So this, coupled with a vacation over the fourth of July weekend, led to my “animal room/study” becoming just a tad bit of a mess more than usual.
While the rest of my house isn’t in any better shape to speak of, I figured this was the most logical room to spend my day off working on. It’d make my babies feel better having a cleaner space with more room to run around (they have the whole house when I’m home) and it made me feel a hell of a lot better when it was all said and done.
I moved the ferret and rabbit kennels out, swept up all the hay with a rubber broom before vacuuming and spot cleaning the carpet. Also, I learned that drain volcanoes are also a perfectly acceptable way to clean window tracks! Took care of those as well as cleaning the rest of the window and sill, along with dusting and washing the walls and vacuuming out the upper corners. Emptied out the desk and dresser and reorganized them as well as my food and litter stash closet, and went through all of the meds and treats on top of the dresser. Cleaned out the kennels and moved everyone back in! All in all, about four hours total with breaks.
It’s so much easier to get things done when you don’t feel guilty for taking breaks, and before and after picture goals are pretty good motivators! Thanks to unfuck your habitat for the movitation!