Yesterday was supposed to be spent in my garage woodworking on my entryway storage bench, as you saw from my previous post, however upstairs was feeling pretty dirty and gross so my husband and I went into a full cleaning frenzy, and ended up rearranging our room in the process.
We decided to move the bed under the window. I know that this goes against some peoples home decorating rules and according to Feng Shui all our Chi or whatever would go out the window and it would disrupt our sleep. Yeah, I totally don't buy into that kind of stuff, and I slept GREAT last night.
Now of course re-arranging our room puts me into a "I need to completely redo this room" mindset and once I get there it's VERY hard for me to get out of that mindset.
I actually considered axing the entryway project and starting to work on night stands instead.
I told you I'm nuts, and completely indecisive.
It's SO hard for me to prioritize when I have a HUGE list of what I want to do.
Do I need matching nightstands? Yes. Do I want my king size bed with a new headboard? Yes. BUT I need to be content where we are at. We will get there and the journey is the fun part, and by lamenting about what I want and don't have, I don't enjoy the present.
I plan to get a perfect little corner chair and move that wing back downstairs and recover it and put it in my den. Also we will get a regular bathroom door (we removed the two double doors because frankly they were a pain in the rear). We will move the TV over a bit more centered to the bed, and hide the cables in the wall, and have a tall chest underneath it. Also I want one of those pretty benches in front of the bed with storage.
It is ok to dream a little.
Here is my vision (but with Ana's farmhouse headboard and side tables):
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But ahem, back to my weekend detour: Flippin. Cleaning. Frenzy.
My husband is such a sweetheart and offered to clean our bedroom and let me go woodwork and have a day off. Because I'm such a
We usually end up moving beds, vacuuming under them, vacuuming mattresses, vacuuming corners etc.. and doing BIG stuff like this when we just get sick of the mess.
This is NOT working for us.
With four kids, two dogs, two cats and a hamster I need to get better control of this home. I need a cleaning schedule that KEEPS it clean throughout the year, and so I don't spend days at a time killing myself because it got so out of control we couldn't handle it anymore.
My weekly cleanings keep the "appearance" of a clean home and keep it from getting totally disgusting, and goes over the major stuff, but there are honestly all kinds of corners I'm cutting because of time.
I found this AWESOME blog called I Heart Organizing a cleaning checklist and I've been meaning to do this for a long time, it was just sitting down and coming up with a schedule. Currently I'm putting together a spreadsheet/checklist and a schedule that works for our family. Here is what I've come up with so far:
rooms picked up
full house pick up
wipe down sinks
empty recycle bin
wipe kitchen counters
put away toiletries (a.k.a. bathroom is picked up and sinks clear)
wipe down fridge
wipe down microwave
clean glass (tv, computer, etc...)
vacuum under sofas/chairs
mop bathroom floors
vacuum kitchen floors
mop tile floors
scrub kitchen sink
wipe down kitchen cabinets
clean hamster cage
clean liter box
wipe down walls
wipe down switch plates
vacuum inside sofa cushions
vacuum air vents
launder bathroom rugs
cycle clean washing machine
cycle clean dishwasher
vacuum under beds
scrub grout (not sure if this is quarterly annual or bi-annual thing...)
vacuum/dust above cabinets
change air filters
clean out fridge/freezer
descale coffee maker
wash sofa cushions
vacuum window coverings
clean out cabinets/drawers
wash shower curtains
change smoke detector batteries
Anyhow, when it all pans out and is finished, I'll post my spreadsheet/checklist to share and let you know what we have come up with. Also share with me what your cleaning schedule is and any tips that you may have! I could have EASILY forgotten something!