Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random Acts of Cleaning

Also known as why my house never looks clean.

I start out in the living room.  Take down the globes from Mom's vintage chandelier to wash them.  To accomplish this I need to stand on a kitchen chair.  As I go to return the chair back to the kitchen I think to myself, those chairs really could use some cleaning.  So, I dig around underneath the kitchen sink for the furniture cleaner.  While doing so, I decide I have too many bags stuffed under the kitchen sink and I pull all the bags out, put a limited number back in and ditch the rest.  Use the furniture cleaner and clean the chairs.  Wow, they look so much better.

Well, back to the living room.  Clean off the table in there, dust all the picture frames, take the globes off the student lamp and take them into the kitchen and wash them.  Okay, I'm not going to get distracted again ... so back to the living room.  Really working my way around the room and realize there is a big stack of coupon sections from the last couple weeks paper.  Time to get rid of those, but first let's go through them and see if there are any coupons worth clipping.  Fifteen minutes later, I've managed to cut out $3 worth of coupons but did rid myself of the pile of papers.  The coupons will then make it to the lazy susan on the kitchen table where they will stay until they have expired ... never even making it into my purse.

Time to get the globes for the lamp, so I dry them off in the kitchen and realize my clean sink now has splatter marks and soap all over it, so after putting the globes back on the lamp I go back to the kitchen and clean the sink. 

So, I've got a clean sink, the kitchen chairs are clean and the globes are done from the living room.  When Nick comes home I'm going to have a hard time convincing him I didn't spend the day watching TV!


  1. Oh my goodness! Isn't it so easy to be distracted by other messes around the house rather than focus on just one?!

    This has happened to me sooooo many times!

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  2. LoL. Wow that totally sounds like me. I go in determined to clean something and my eye gets distracted by something completely different. Five hours later, that first thing is still a wreck and I'm beat!