After spending a few days in my mom’s clean house, I came back to mine and was overcome with a need to declutter and deep clean. No time like the present! (Ugh. I hate when I say stupid shit like that…)
Of course my return home was not smooth and uneventful. As I said yesterday, the look around the place had me suffer a conniption which catapulted me into action, so at least that. Right?
I did the bathroom first. It is now so clean, it could be featured in some glossy House&Garden magazine!
Side note: I’ve banned the family from that room and told them to use the downstairs one. 🙄
Addendum to side note: they all used my clean bathroom anyway. 😵
Seriously though, this deep cleaning is therapeutic. I chucked stuff, bleached stuff, got on my hands and knees to get at the far corners of the baseboards underneath the cabinet, replenished toilet paper and clean towels…
Note to self: send the man to Walmart. We are out of TP and paper towels and bleach, too. 😃
Today the humidex continues to be stupid hot so I will tackle the next spot: open concept living/kitchen/eating area. Staying indoors in a/c is much better for my mental health than tackling any activity outside.
I will also solicit the girl child to do her art corner by withholding all ice cream and popsicles until there is at least a small dent in her mess (remember, I’m MeanMom™) and see how far we get. 🙂
I feel better, sort of. Even though I have to run to the loo every time someone uses it, to wipe down an errand drop somewhere (not really, but I want to). 🙄
Anyway, about my writing. This will have to wait. I will keep my laptop open to type random notes as they pop up so I won’t lose my thread completely, and check in with WP on occasion, but hopefully I can continue with this necessary but rather uninteresting chore of TIDYING UP. Sparks of joy be damned. 😃