All within about three seconds of sound...
robins, kill deers and redwing blackbirds. Must be springtime!
That means spring cleaning, right?! :-D
So, yesterday, I celebrated with a serious cleaning and even when it got to be late and I had no oomph left, I cleaned some more! :-D
Working on victories, right now! Little celebrations of accomplishments. Something that shows that I actually did do something towards a cleaner house!
Yesterday was a great start. I have a list of rooms in my house, which also includes the van, the car, the basement, each out building that we have, and the yard. I put the date at the top of the list and at the bottom of how far I wanted to get was the van, which needed to be done before the ground thawed out to a muddy mess. I put an hour value to each and how funny, but I had two 8:00 time slots. I did the van at 8 am instead of 8 pm, despite it being last on my list. I didn't actually follow each by the hour, it was just that was how many hours I had to commit to cleaning and wanted to at least get as many things done as I had hours available.
So, I chose basically the worst mess in each room. Here's what I accomplished:
laundry room - laundry!
kitchen - a section of my counter (been trying for days to get it cleaned off - more keeps getting added to it!)
dining room - laundry (cedar chest full of clothes that needed to be put away)
living room - cleaned off the coffee table
bathroom - more laundry!
our room - even more laundry! (starting to look like a monday! and yes, I did laundry basically all day!)
hallway - 10 item pick-up
wes' room - 10 items
spare room - 10 items
closet - 59 items!
yard - lol, I looked after the horses and counted that! ;-) sarah's at horse camp, this week, so I need to help her.
car - Joe had it at work all day and by the time he got home and put it in the barn, that was enough work for me! :-O
and the van! - cleaned off one seat area, including the floor area for that seat and the car-seat organizer pouch in front of that seat.
I started to get really tired by the end of the day, so I started doing just 10 item pick-ups to get through the rooms that I still wanted to do something in. Some of those rooms are just overwhelming, anyway, so that was perfect! The closet - lol, 59 items?! I just grabbed a stack of stuff off the top and sorted through, counting as I went. Threw 59 items into the burn box - mostly sheets of paper, but there was at least a couple of books in there, too. If I really wanted to have some fun, I could say I did one victory in the basement, too. I untangled the garden hose that was down there, brought it upstairs and outside and put it to use. It helped me water the horses. Three big bins full of water! :-D They're good for today, too! yay! It's sooo muddy outside, today. The ground didn't refreeze overnight. :p
Also, if it looks like I did a lot of laundry, I did! I put three garbage bags full of laundry in Sarah's room, alone! I wasn't folding that much laundry for her - she usually does her own laundry and can fold that on her own time. I still have more of her clothes, in the dryer, waiting to be added to the pile. lol. I used to limit the amount of clothes my kids have. Was much easier, then! :-)
Today's a busier day for us, so I don't have as much time to commit to cleaning. I do want to make good use of the little time I have, today, and then really go out and enjoy visiting with some friends. Wesley's going to a sleep over and of course we have to do some visiting, too! :-) I've already started today by making a couple of batches of peanut butter cookies! yum! :-) I might take some to share in our travels. Thankfully, no allergies to deal with, today.
Posted by kovacsfamily
at 8:45 AM EDT