Thursday, March 31, 2011

Caution: Spring Cleaning in Progress

Have you been wondering why this weeks posts are all just details of past projects, or more photos of the house?  There is something in the air around here that is telling me this is the perfect week to do all my spring cleaning.  The first sign of the robins, the sun heating the house prompting me to open wide the windows, the gophers peaking out of their holes.  Definitely time to do that cleaning.  Here is what it looks like in our house.  We wipe down all the furniture and pile it together in the middle of the room, and on top of tables and counters.

 The kids run and dance in all this new found space.  We turn up the music.  I chase them around with the vacuum cleaner and then I tuck them into bed for their afternoon nap.

 While they are sleeping I get to work wiping down baseboards, washing walls and window sills, and washing the floors on my hands and knees.  All using my own homemade cleaning formula.  Then when the kids wake up we dance and play some more and just before daddy comes home we put the furniture back in its place.  He walks in, gives us all our hugs and kisses and asks what we did today.  AAUUGGHH!

Is it worth it?  To me it is so much cleaner, brighter, crisper, newer, and smells so fresh.  To me it is so worth the effort. 


  1. I'm loving your blog and your style, Marci!
    thanks for stopping by Crisp!
    Proud to be your newest follower!
    Crisp Interiors

  2. Shiny! Hee hee, it's really great to see a shiny floor once the cleaning is done, isn't it? Sounds like you and your kids had a lot of fun as well. Playing 'round that floor must have been awesome!

    -Lyda Tavorn

  3. I recently found your blog via Pinterest and I love you home. Can you give some recipes you use for cleaning?
    - Beth Katzmaier