Sorry I don't have pictures for this post. I'll post some another day. Promise.
Last week, for all of our Leprechaun stuff, we experienced 65-74 degree sunny days. After several months of snow and cold sunny days, I had this fantabulous idea where I would take a week off of work and Spring clean my entire house.
One thing you should know about me is that I try not to start something without making a list. The list keeps me on track and helps me feel like I'm accomplishing something when I get to check off a little box. If I wasn't too cheap to buy little gold stars, I would.
On Monday morning I woke up to what felt and looked like the middle of winter. I knew I would wake up to snow, but I figured it would be minor. Not so. It was a blizzard. Hmmph!! A far cry from last week's balmy 70 degrees, but no amount of snow was going to ruin my motivation. I pulled out my lists, my new Method cleaning supplies and got to work.
I decided to start on my basement since that is where the laundry room is and fifteen plus loads of dirty laundry waiting to be washed.
*Washed all the basement walls & baseboards
*Moved furniture around
*Finished several loads of laundry, fold/hang, put away
*Deep cleaned bathroom, shower.
*Washed stair walls, baseboards & handrail
*Directed the twins with their room (they washed walls, baseboards, cleaned out drawers, dusted and vacuumed)
*Rob took a personal day to help get the worst room in the house organized. Muscleman!!
*We went to Starbuck's for coffee, registered the twins in High School and went to Great Harvest Bread Co. to pick up a loaf and get a free loaf. YUM!
*Rob and I moved everything out of the craft/office room.
*Decided we needed to buy a storage unit from IKEA
*Went to IKEA to buy the unit and a table top desk that attaches to it.
*Went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch
*Came home to put it together
* I washed the walls and baseboards in the room
*Had the boys bring up a bookcase from the basement
*Had the boys bring in all the heavy plastic tubs full of books from the garage
*Went through the many boxes that were once in the craft/office room.
*Did more laundry
*I went to sleep very easily. I think I even fell asleep before Rob did!
*Made my younger two Cinnamon Burst french toast with the GHB we bought yeserday.
*My back is hurting today. It feels tight and now that the boys are home they can walk on me.
*Currently I have 1 more load of laundry (whites) to wash and 3 more to dry.
*Finished sorting DVD's and VCR tapes
*Mopped the dance floor, washed the dance room walls & baseboards.
*Went to Panda for lunch
*Organized all the little stuff in the basement.
*Went through more boxes from the craft/office room
*I need to take the boys to youth when the elementary kids get home from school.
*I might stop at IKEA to pick up 2 boxes. I got an idea from the STORAGE magazine I was thumbing through last night.
Currently we are organizing all the big boxes into little boxes.
*To be filed
Once we finish all of that it will be easy to take the box where it needs to go and begin organizing it from there.
Later this evening I will be finishing up the craft/office room and hopefully clean the bathroom and maybe the front room (where I am sitting right now).
Thursday the kids have half day off school, so I am going to start bright and early with the kitchen. It should go pretty fast because I just cleaned it a few weeks ago (even the fridge). I'll have to pull it out to sweep and mop behind it, but it's been done twice already since August 2008. Easy-peasy!! I'll let the oven self clean while I empty all the drawers onto the *covered* kitchen table and organize from there. The pantry was cleaned out a few weeks ago, too, but I'll go back over it. Once I'm done with the kitchen I will finish the front room and move on to the Master Bedroom and closet. If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you'll remember that I just cleaned and organized this bedroom & closet not too long ago. Again...this will be Easy-Peasy!!
To Be Continued.......