Spring Cleaning

The bug finally bit. It took a few weeks, but to my defense it is only just starting to re-heat up. 🙂

So when Spring started for the third time this year, my tardy Spring Cleaning Bug finally arrived and last night, I found myself in the Cleaning Products Aisle restocking my depleted supply. Carpet freshener, bleach, dish detergent, furniture polish, and Clorox wipes.

I had a commitment after work last night, so it was already 8:30 when I got home from the store. I knew I wouldn’t want to be up late, so as soon as I walked in the door, I started rockin’ out room after room. I:

  • Put in a load of dishes
  • Put in a load of laundry
  • Sorted all the rest of the dirty laundry
  • Sprinkled the carpet freshener in our bedroom, the hallway, and the studio
  • Cleaned the sink and kitchen countertops and the table
  • Scrubbed down the bathroom sink, tub, toilet, and floor
  • Vacuumed the bedroom, hallway, and studio (mmmm … my house smells sooooo much better now!)
  • Changed the filter in the air conditioner thing
  • Dusted / Polished every horizontal surface within my reach in the living room
  • Cleaned the laundry room which, for the most part, included hanging Kyle’s jackets back up in the closet, sorting through John’s junk and hiding it in a closet, and sorting the laundry that was put in there … mysteriously … by some deranged person who thinks dirty clothes belong in guest rooms

Now today when I go home for lunch, I will:

  • Fold a load of laundry, wash a quilt or two, throw them over the back fence for drying in the sun, and then put in another load
  • Sweep the bathroom, kitchen, and living room
  • Swiffer the bathroom, kitchen, and living room
  • Take out the trash

And later this afternoon, when I get home from work, I will:

  • Dust the guest room
  • Sweep / Swiffer the guest room
  • Put clean sheets on the bed of the guest room
  • Clean off and sweep the front porch
  • Marvel at the cleanness of my house while I prop my feet and wait on KAREN to come!!

3 responses to “Spring Cleaning

  1. Yahy for a whirlwind of cleanliness!!

    I just love how your house/apartment feels for the first couple of days after spring cleaning (and how you can actually appreciate the outside and sunshine through freshly cleaned windows).

    Downsize starts about a month later when everything is back to square one without the spring cleaning energy.

  2. forward-thinking friend

    *is very, very impressed!*

  3. opalescentmirage

    I had a great time with you over the weekend!! Like old times… Minus the chicken hair 🙂

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