Spring Cleaning

I’ve got the Spring Cleaning bug. I started with the kitchen, only thing left is mopping the floor and that will wait until last thing before getting ready for bed. All the clutter is put away, counter-tops are disinfected and ingredients for tuna casserole are sitting out, ready for me to prepare a meal.

Next up was the living room. Everything is dusted, swept, clutter tidied away. I condensed the contents of two baskets that were sitting under the end table next to my recliner into one basket and took the rest of it, along with two more baskets and a plastic box with knitted washcloths in it to my workroom.

Next up is my bedroom and bath. My sheets are in the dryer. I need to dust the furniture and sweep the floor, make the bed, and fold some laundry. Today is laundry day and I’ve finished two loads so far, one more in the dryer and another in the washer.

I need to strip Brad’s bed and put clean sheets on it. I have extra sheets for both beds so I can wait until tomorrow to wash the sheets I take off of his bed. The dusting and sweeping will have to wait another day. I’m doing good to stay on my feet long enough to sort laundry, strip beds, dust and sweep what I’ve done so far. It’s time for a break and I lucked out and found The Chronicles of Riddick playing on SyFy. I need to cool off and put my feet up for a bit, at least until the dryer stops and I have to swap loads again.

A lot of what I’m doing today is just regular housework, but I’m managing to do some deep cleaning while I’m at it. Furniture needs moving, although a lot of it can be cleaned under without moving it. The recliners are heavy and I’ll wait until Brad can help me move them tomorrow. The floor in the living room needs mopping as well. We don’t have carpet in the house so it’s pretty easy to keep the floors clean and free of dust.

It was a good day to start my cleaning spree since Brad is off and gone today. I expect him back anytime now. He had business in Ladonia at the PD and some errands to run. I don’t know if he will eat before he heads home or not. If so, then I’ll just heat up a can of soup for myself.

The biggest job is the utility room. We need to move the washer and dryer out from the wall so I can clean under and behind them. The rug in that room needs to be taken out and cleaned well and I need to clean behind the water heater. The pantry and the coat closet also need to be swept and the whole floor mopped. That room will be a full day of cleaning.

All of the closets need the shelves dusted and the floor swept and mopped. The wire shelving in my workroom makes it easy to clean under it so it won’t have to be moved. The recliner, table, and floor loom will need to be pulled out so I can clean, but it won’t take that much work. It won’t take long to dust, sweep, and mop that room.

It’s warm and humid today or I would have the house open. The A/C is running and I’ve got an essential oil diffuser going in the living room. I don’t know if there is rain in the forecast or not. I haven’t checked it. One more thing I’d like to get done before Brad gets home is to sweep out the garage. That won’t take long and it will keep us from tracking so much stuff in the house from outside.

The washer has stopped so the dryer is probably ready to have clothes swapped again. After that chore I’ll take another break and work on my knitting…after I sweep the garage, that is. All of this dusting and cleaning is doing a job on my sinuses and allergies. Thank goodness for saline to flush my sinuses and antihistamine to keep me from sneezing my head off.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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