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Ever notice.....

How wonderful (and rewarding) it feels just after you've cleaned house?!?!?!?

I mean one of those deep cleans...where you go beyond what you normally do.  Not just a quick dust, then a run-through with the vacuum and a swish of the mop. 

Seems like lately I just haven't had a lot of time to devote to housekeeping.  I try to run the vacuum a few times a week - that is an absolute necessity with three dogs in the house most of the time.  And I dust about once a week; mop about the same unless there is a spill.  By the end of the week, it's just starting to feel sorta disgusting to Momma raised me better than that!

This morning, though, I got in a MOOD!  I felt the NEED to go into the corners and do some Spring-like cleaning.  So, I hit it early - and hard. 

I even laundered and pressed my kitchen curtains!  They were beyond looking a little dingy....but, they're WHITE again now. 

Ahhh, white more dinge!

I cleaned blinds, windowsills, baseboards.  Vacuumed lampshades and furniture.  Wiped down ceiling fans. 

Whew!!!  I almost finished, too.  All I lack is one room - Eddie's "man cave".  But, you know, I don't think he will mind it being "dirty" one more day.  I just hope I wake up tomorrow with the same inspiration to tackle it that I had today!

Enjoying the fruit's of Mommy's labor....or waiting for her to turn back on Animal Planet?
And, now, I have flat run out of steam.  When you let it go for too long, it takes a lot longer to get it back to CLEAN. 

Of course, the payoff - it feels great!  And I fall a little deeper in love with our little cottage each time it sparkles and shines like this!

How about you?  Ever get in one of these moods and feel the NEED to CLEAN?!?!?  Got a special tip that speeds it up or makes you more efficient in your cleaning?  If so, I hope you will take a moment to share. 

Enjoy the weekend!



  1. Make Ed clean his own room.

  2. I SO need to do some deep cleaning myself! Makes one feel so much better doesn't it? I plan to do this soon I hope.

  3. With an 85 pound lab who could make us all rich if I could sell the fur he sheds, I'm always having to clean and dust...everything! LOL

  4. I never get in one of those moods and on the random occasion the thought comes across, I try to shrug it off!!! Ha! I need to do the blinds and things. What is the best way? I dusted them with a rag and a few days later they looked nasty. I tried vacuuming them and the same. Do you have a trick?


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