|(Image from Hyperbole and a Half, a truly hysterical website that you really *must* visit from time to time...)|
The other thing taking up my time has been the onset of what I'm calling The Great MEGA-Clean of Autumn 2011. Yes, I don't do anything small or halfway in life. (My friends are all chuckling at this point.) I have drawn up a list of all the rooms in my house and I'm going to visit each one with every cleaning utensil I own and all the organizing tips I've gleaned and I won't cross it off the list until it's sparkling and efficient! See, we're coming into a season of hosting lots of company (okay, not "lots" per se, but even a single person after a drought of nobody feels like a lot!) and even some holiday celebrations, and I want the place spic-and-span. And I don't want to spend an eternity in prep work before each visit. So I want to do a major clean and then brush it up before company arrives. Sound like a plan? I think so!
I'm currently in KITCHEN mode. I thought I'd start here because, of course, it's the hardest room. Isn't everyone's kitchen the worst place to keep clean and well-functioning? So I've bitten off the biggest bite for starters, but I've already made some good progress. I hope to move to the Master Bed and Bath, Closet and Laundry by mid-week. I hope to have everything finished before the second weekend in October.
It's grueling. It's exhausting. But I'm gonna have a clean house before snow flies, to be sure! And that excites me enough to keep me going. Is anyone else in "Clean ALL the things!" mode?