Soooo, not what I'm feeling like doing on a Sunday arvo, but I'm cleaning. When I do a major clean (as opposed to small spot cleaning which I usually do through the week), I do it methodically. I put the kids in front of a DVD and start in one room. When I'm done I close the door behind me and move onto the next. Lastly I vacuum and mop the floors and yay, we're back into the 'under control' again.
Always one to easily get distracted, I find a big clean like this often means I start re-dressing certain areas of my house. Yesterday I re potted all my indoor plants so today I've repositioned them everywhere. They're actually getting a bit out of control, it looks a bit like a garden nursery in here!
I don't know about you but having a clean (ish) house is something that centres me. Maybe it's a 'Mum thing' (?) but I find that if I have the house reasonably under control, it makes all the unpredictable things (like my children's moods) easier to deal with. So with that in mind and given that Spring is only a week away, I've decided to start a bit of Spring cleaning.
Here's my 'roster'. So instead of
Monday: Wipe out the fridge and microwave
Tuesday: Wipe the shelves in the pantry and throw expired crap out at the same time
Wednesday: Re organise my clothes drawers and take a pile to the op shop
Thursday: Wipe over the skirting boards, window ledges, pictures on the walls and the tops of the architraves
Friday: Re fold and tidy the linen cupboard
Saturday: Tidy kids toys and books
Sunday: Wipe the insides of the kitchen drawers/cupboards, the bathroom vanity and the entertainment cupboard (under the TV)
I'm sure there is plenty more to Spring clean but that will be enough for now. It will certainly cover the things that I have noticed need immediate attention at my house. I've shared my Spring clean to-do list. Why don't you follow my lead and do one too. Let me know how you go!