Wow! The first two hour session turned into a four hour session, with two employees so actually EIGHT hours invested.
My closet was purged without any tears or regrets. Catherine urged me to get all velour hangers as they encourage you to take the whole hanger with garment on OUT of the closet making it easier to put the empty hangers all on one side. That tip alone has streamlined my life (and my Japanese laundry man (Jesse, the UNson-in-law) loves it as well).
She also sorted all the clothes by type and by color (blouses, vests, sweaters, etc). I roll leggings and put them on end in a cute basket. Now that I've lived with these modifications for a couple of weeks, I'm going to change the shoe storage and use the bottom section of my closet for clothes and just put shoes on the floor of the closet. More practical for me.
Her handyman also came along so I got him to put a keypad lock on our front door so that Braeden can get in after school if we are running late (hasn't happened, but you never know!) He changed out our ugly kick plate (little boys take that seriously??) and hung a few things.
I wanted to get a new phantom screen door with a latch rather than magnets and a new through the wall a/c unit as mine is 30 years old. What I didn't understand is that I was being charged $65 per HOUR for that research (online and phone calls). UH, what? After a bit of discussion she changed the office work rate to half price (still too spendy for me!) and returned both items as I did not approve them FIRST. HOA rules prevent any color but black on the screen door (they bought bronze) and I want a brand I have heard of for a/c. In addition, she adds 20% to the cost of materials ... to cover travel ... but both were ordered online and delivered to them! My grey must be showing but I refuse to pay that!
So I have some hours yet to use. It will be a few weeks before we get to finish as we got notice from HOA that Jesse's plants in the front yard and on our patio must be gone ASAP. Several residents have complained.
Kids are heading to the Coast for a mini vacay for Memorial Day so we will transport them to the farm upon their return.
So much to do and I need a nap! Some days the Chaos wins! But I love my little Gramma Pad and yearn for just a bit more to be complete