That said, if I gave in to my natural inclination to curl up with a good book and let the world flow by, I'd have to hire a search party to find my pets.
Being just a tad more practical than that, I attempt to stay on top of the housework. At least twice a year, I try to go above and beyond the usual chores. Spring cleaning is one of those times, and it's usually easy to feel motivated when I'm able to throw open the windows, air out the rooms, and welcome the sunbeams' return.
This year, it's been made even easier because of the purchase of a new vacuum. I managed to kill our old one and then had to research models and reliability. After a couple of weeks of frowning at the quickly-growing-fuzzy-with-animal-hair carpet, I found the lovely on the left. (No, this isn't a sponsored post. I'm just quite twitterpated with this machine.)
My floors have never been cleaner, and I honestly never thought my cow hide rugs would ever look like new again. Guess what? They totally do. But along with gazing lovingly at our newest purchase, I have a list of other things to clean.
Spring Cleaning 2013
- Wipe down fan blades.
- Clean out all cupboards and wipe down shelves. Get rid of things we're not using.
- Polish wood stove with stove black.
- Wash curtains.
- Clean out pantry and examine the expiration date on each product.
- Clean out closets and donate clothes that haven't been worn in the last year.
- Clean the refrigerator.
- Hose down outside of house with outdoor spray.
- Clean mattress.
- Call the furnace/a.c. company to come out and clean the air conditioning unit.
What am I doing blogging? I gotta go clean. Time's a wastin'!