Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Operation: Deep Clean

One week ago I declared my reemergence in the blogging world.  What have I been doing?  Unsuccessfully coming up with post topics...well partially. 

Diligently, I've been trying to make one of my "I'm so grateful's" from my previous post a reality.  You see for the last five years I had this believe in a cleaning fairy.  Sort of like the tooth fairy, one must leave something for this fairy at night.  While sleeping the fairy comes to do her job.  With the tooth fairy this is obviously the taking of a tooth.  With the cleaning fairy one must go to sleep leaving a mess for her to clean.

 My children believe in her quite strongly as they faithfully leave her messes every night.  I on the other hand have yet to see the cleaning fairy come. 

I began to wonder if the cleaning fairy was a myth.  Maybe something our parents did. Sort of like "the  Easter bunny".  I've talked to my husband about her, thinking maybe he would take on this role.  But alas, no clean house. 

Any how.  It took me 6 days to deep clean my kitchen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I've wiped out every cupboard shelf, organized my pantry,  washed my blinds, cleaned the windows, baseboards, literally SCRUBBED the floor on my hands and knees, wiped dust off of the top of cupboards, fridge, and light fixtures.  Went through my fridge and freezer.  Scrubbed the kitchen table and chairs.  Got rid of several things we weren't using, etc....boring.  Anyhow it is now done and today I've been working on the living room. 

I guess this is day 7 of Operation: Deep Clean.  I HATE IT! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  How do you clean people do it?  I'm to the point now where I'm failing to see the point.  I'm following through, because I want to see if it does make a difference in my life.  People who have clean and organized houses seem to have more fun and tend to look less stressed out.   That's what I'm hoping for.  :)

I will say that my kitchen right now is cleaner than it's been since before we moved into this house 3 years ago.  I think that's saying something. Well, I'd better get, I've got my living room blinds soaking in bleach.  They are waiting for me to scrub them.


  1. I find I have to tackle one room at a time per day and still do the spot cleaning in the main living areas. Otherwise like you, I'm feeling overwhelmed to the "nth"degree! I also limit my time to 2 hours per day cleaning as well as one load washed and folded per day too. It has helped me feel less overwhelmed.

    Congrats on your deep cleaning! It's a mountain that has to be climbed over and over again.

  2. I'm SO INCREDIBLY impressed right now. Maybe I'll care more when I own the place I'm living in. But, like I told Kylee when she stopped by yesterday-I gave up about a month ago and I'm only doing what is necessary to live and keep out vermin. :) I miss you and I wish I could come by and see your fabulously clean kitchen.
    Maybe I will read this again in a few days for inspiration. LOVES!