A morning of cleaning

8 August 2007
Our lounge room, this morning, before cleaning.

In the spirit of practising what I preach, I'm having a big cleanup today. We go away next week and have family staying while we're away so I want everything nice for them. My plan is to deep clean today and spend the rest of the week sewing and knitting. This is my plan:
  • Put on a load of washing - floor rugs.
  • Put on second load of washing - dogs beds - in outdoor washing machine.
  • Clean the ensuite shower and sink.
  • Wipe mirror with vinegar and newspaper.
  • Scrub toilet, clean seat and lid, wipe over with tea tree.
  • Finish off with sweeping the floor and mopping over with hot vinegar water.

  • Second bathroom just needs a wipe over with a soapy cloth and dry with a terry cloth.
  • Finish off with sweeping the floor and mopping over with hot vinegar water.

  • Laundry room needs the sink scrubbed with the creamy soft scrubber.
  • Wipe down the benches with soapy cloth, and dry.
  • Finish off with sweeping the floor and mopping over with hot vinegar water.

  • In the kitchen I'll wipe down the benches and clean the stove with a soapy cloth, and dry.
  • Wipe the cupboard doors with my soapy cloth, clean glass in top cupboards with vinegar and newspapers.
  • Clean out the fridge.
  • Scrub the sink with creamy soft scrubber.
  • Wipe down window sill.
  • Check pantry and stockpile cupboards.
  • Help H put up wall clock and framed prints after painting.
  • Wipe over dresser and tidy kitchen table.
  • Tidy lounge room, wipe over coffee table.
  • Finish off with vacuuming then washing floors with hot vinegar water.
Somewhere along the way I'll make the bed, wash up a couple of times and bake bread. I hope to finish by 1pm and go to the library this afternoon. I'll make dinner when I come home and relax after that leaving me free to do my sewing tomorrow. How sweet it is. : )

“I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home…. I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby.”
~Nancie J. Carmody

Washday on the farm

Regarding the stitchery giveaway. I've posted to Shula and have received Leah's address this morning. Thanks Leah. I just need Marianna's address now. Marianna can you please email your postal address to me. Thanks.

Finally, I'd like to thank everyone who
has left a comment or sent email. I have a lot of emails to reply to and will do that either when I finish this post, this afternoon or tomorrow. It's nice getting to know you all through your comments and emails. : )