Sunday, March 25, 2012

sundays are for ... cleaning?

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing weekend. I usually tell you about how Sunday makes me want to bake, but today I went on a cleaning/de-cluttering mission.

the only photo i have of myself "cleaning", Summer 2011.

Although I still managed to be lazy for most of the day and watch multiple episodes of Say Yes to the Dress & the latest Amazing Race, I managed to cross these items off of my to-do list:

- put away half of the gigantic pile of clothes taking over my closet.
- re-organized my big drawer of toiletries. my parents & D's mom always give me a slew of bath goods for Christmas. i have unopened bottles of almost every bathroom 'necessity' including 3 sugar scrubs, 8 bars of soap, 4 toothbrushes and 3 things of floss. seriously!
- scrubbed the burners of the stove. this was so long overdue.up until today i had to strategically pick which burner to use based on how little it smelled like smoke when i turned it on. (gross, i know. but i'd rather be real about it)
- 2 loads of laundry. baking soda in with the towels to make them smell super-freshhh.
- washed utensils.
- cleared off my dresser, went through my jewelery & set aside anything i didn't wear for donation.

Sometimes completing a bunch of little tasks can feel so good. I know it isn't that much, but it was a serious step toward simplifying the apartment. One of my goals for this year is to focus on paring down my possessions and focusing on the non-material things that make me happy. When we next move, I do not want to lug around a bunch of junk. My gimpy little arms can't handle it. I want to take only the things I need & love.

There were, and still are, things around the apartment that need to be done. But they can wait. My dog needs cuddling.

PS: I'm thinking about doing a short series of posts called The Lazy Girl's Guide to Cleaning.It would have quick cleaning tips for when you only have a few minutes and some very simple green cleaning methods. Would you guys be interested in reading something like this? Let me know your thoughts and any suggestions on areas of the home or specific tasks you want me to cover.

13 comments:

  1. i would deff be interested in quick cleaning and green cleaning!!!

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    1. Great! I'll try to shoot for next week.

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  2. Wow I wish I had a much as a productive cleaning day as you! I had big plans, but pretty much managed to fold clothes and make dinner :). I like the lazy girl's guide to cleaning idea!

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    1. Making dinner is productive in my books. Haha.

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  3. I think your lazy girl guide to cleaning sounds like a fantastic idea. I wish I got that much done today... still waiting for my first (and only) load of laundry to dry. Lazy Sunday for sure.

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    1. Let's have a lazy Sunday together ASAP. Cosmo TV anyone?

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  4. I admire your desire to clean! I laughed about the burners. We often get the same thing going on because our stove-top is really hard to clean.

    Hope you and your furry lady enjoyed some cuddles. :)

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  5. I love your blog and will be a lurker no more! A Lazy Girls guide to cleaning sounds wonderful. Can I just say that the guy in the background of your photo just made me giggle. :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment. B, the guy in the photo, appreciated the shout out!

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  6. Love it! You go girl! I think that would be a cool idea for a series!

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    1. Thank you! Now if only I could find the sheets of paper I scribbled my ideas on...

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  7. I would be interested in your tips on green methods of cleaning!

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