Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Wild, Mar 3, 2019.
You tell that cocksucker noodle arms to pic a t shirt or I'm not buying him one
I've been reading about minimalism and working hard in my own life to follow some tenants of it, starting with decluttering the house. It IS so easy to buy into holding stuff "just in case" or because of the memory it triggers. But none of that stuff gets you closer to whatever your goal is in life.
Give that shit away! Enjoy the joy you bring giving those items in your cluttered garage new life as well as the stress relief of not constantly moving stuff around.
I used to think I was "cleaning" my house but all I was really doing was organizing clutter. Its just delaying the inevitable entropy of that stuff ending up all over the place again.
My project? Empty the house out. Have WAY fewer things. Keep only the nicest things.
I started at the kitchen. Why do I have 12 coffee mugs? Gave away 6 right away. And I only kept that many because I have people over for brunch and breakfast and drinking coffee as a group has been common enough. So keeping that number lets me host and be social...the actual goal of that stuff.
The coat closet? I wore two of them last year. Gave the rest away.
Books? If I don't regularly reference them, why do I keep them? Gifts gifts gifts.
The gift I received that I never used but really felt guilty giving away because it was such a nice gift and I didn't want to shit on the memory of the person that gave it to me? Regifted...gave it new life and thought of it as a way of honoring the person that gifted it to me. Much better way to honor their intent than tossing it in the back of the closet.
Continuing on this and doing more, but once you have less stuff, you find out how easy it is to just keep the place clean which results in more free time. Fewer things, easier to find the thing you are looking for.
Organizing a bunch of stuff we don't even use just in case -- how did that become so common for all of us?
That’s a lot of words when the solution is a bigger house.
This sounds like a great project for us as well. We have waaaaaay too much shit. It’s past time to get rid of some of it. I’ll keep ya’ll posted on this project as the year goes on as well.
nobody needs 10 of anything...even underwear
I have 30+ knives...most are $50+...am I a multi armed hindu god or some shit? no...total stupid hoarding behaviour
This is the bar I was talking about building in the basement. Took me about 3 weeks, with work & traveling getting in the way. Bought raw cabinets & painted and mounted them. Mounted the countertop & put all the cabinet hardware on. Then did the wood accent wall.
It’s not 100%. Still need to add two outlets above the countertop, and add the little countertop end piece, but that’s easy enough.
Think it turned out pretty nice. Thanks to @BirdWatcher and @MMAHAWK for the posters that sets it off.
Food is set up for GOT watch party.
Looks killer man! Nice work, and your new house looks awesome. Congrats brother, sounds like you bust your ass at work so you deserve the new place
PM the entire forum your address for a UFC 237 party/meat up
and you can write it off as your office/conference room
Joeffry would be proud
I just spent like two fucking hours cleaning my super rusted cast iron grill grate for my egg grill. Took way longer than anticipated to get all the rust off.
Couple rounds of wire brushing and sand paper to get the worst off.
Then a couple rounds of soapy water and washing/scrubbing with steel wool
Baked it dry in the oven and cooled.
Oiled that fucker up and it is seasoning on the grill right now at 650
May need a second round of oil and seasoning, but I’ll be ready to grill again this week.
I’d love to see a pic of that thing. Been thinking about a griddle for around here.
Thanks man. I’m one of those guys that hates paying people to do work, if I’m capable. I don’t always get it right, but no one’s ever accused me of being lazy. Had no experience with mounting cabinets, countertops, that wall...but YouTube is an awesome resource lol.
Here’s my yard transformation. This shit was back breaking.
Before (when we moved here in May last year)
And now. Brought in 8 yards of top soil, a couple yards of compost. Leveled it out over the bare areas and seeded & strawed.
We all know who did the work @Wild