Friday, May 15, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Wednesday and Thursday involved furious spring cleaning for me.

The thing I hate about spring cleaning is you can hardly tell anything has been done when you're finished. It's all that hidden dirt like the tops of cabinets, the trim, under furniture, etc. Otherwise I keep my house rather clean. But still, I know I've done it. And of course I'm not all depressed that Wednesday's rooms looked like hell before I'd finished Thursday's room.

Go figure!

But my upstairs (kitchen, dining, living room, 2 baths, 3 beds) is officially spring cleaned. Downstairs (den, bed/office, bath, laundry, garage) will come when the projects are completed (Mr. Bella is working on built-ins. YIPPIEEEEE!!).

As much as spring cleaning is a total suck of my day(s), I do enjoy it for the outcome. You may know that you're enjoying your spring cleaning a little too much when you turn it into dance class. For example, if you're standing on your bathroom vanity is second position and plie' to rinse your cloth and get more cleanser and then you releve' to reach high onto the ceiling and get the light fixtures.....you may be having too much fun.

That's nothing I'd know about.

And nothing I'd share with Reese.

And she didn't respond with "What the hell? Have you lost your damned mind?"

Go figure.

So with half of my house spring cleaned I'd like to share with you my spring cleaning essentials:

  • Pearl Earrings (everything is more fabulous with pearls!)
  • Glam Gloves (make you feel fabulous and protect your manicure)
  • White Distilled vinegar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Baking Soda
  • Double sided sponges with a scouring side
  • Dozens of clothes in a few sizes
  • Toothbrush
  • All natural green cleaners such as Nature's Source, Green Works, or Seventh Generation
  • Broom, mop, vacuum
  • Great Ipod playlist
  • All day or three

I start at all rooms from top to bottom. Ceilings and lights/fans come first. Moving down I wash walls and windows then clean the furnituretop to bottom. I finish off with cleaning trim, then sweeping, vacuuming and mopping. All furniture must be moved about to adequately get behind, around, and under. Curtains and upholstered furniture should be washed or vacummed. Mattresses are flipped. And don't forget cabinets in the kitchen!

I realize my old school spring cleaning mentality makes me a freak. I figure when I have children or if I ever got back to the corporate world I may leave all of this by the wayside. That may be nice and curb my manic OCD behavior.

What's your spring cleaning routine or do you have one?

Even if you don't...you should get yourself some glam gloves.

Note that glam gloves aren't paying me to say this.

Or giving me free product.

But I'd oh so happily take it if they did.

Hear that glam gloves?

Oh yeah, back to spring cleaning.....routines? anyone?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to know I am a woman of such great vocabulary!!!!

JayJenny said...

Very impressive!