Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cleaning..... cleaning....

"It's always so much fun for everyone..... cleaning..... cleaning" I know some of you who read this blog are also parents so I'm sure you know that song!

I know - I'm turning into a post whore - this is my 2nd blog for the day but hey I've got alot to say! For those who don't know me that well I became a single parent about this time last year and to say the least cleaning and house keeping was never my strong point. It still isn't. I let things go because other things are priorities in my life - the lovelies, uni reading & assignments, knitting, my online world & just generally being me. I was browsing around a poster store recently (http://www.allposters.com/) and came across something that quiet clearly appeals to me and my attitude to housework...
But I do get sick of not being able to find things. Possibly the most dramatic, expensive and annoying episode of this happening was about a week ago when the car keys disappeared. 2 full days of searching and they were clearly lost, possibly never to be seen again. Given that I drive a car which requires chips in the keys etc etc it wasn't as simple as calling a locksmith. Picture lots of heaving and groaning to move the car, a tow truck to get it to the dealer and then another week or so for them to cut a key and code it to activate the ignition and I realise the need to turn over a new leaf in the house department. If no other reason than I really can't afford all that annoyance, inconvenience and expensive for it to happen again.

So I'm getting in a whole season early and doing my spring cleaning at the begining of winter. So far tonight I've re-arranged the pantry (well we live in a shoebox of a unit with the smallest kitchen you've ever seen! Seriously, I challenge anyone to have a smaller kitchen than what we have here!) although it's probably a bit rich to call it a pantry - I re-arranged the food cupboard, cleaned out the fridge (eeewwwwww), cleaned up the lounge/dining area and even mopped the floor! Given the sad state of affairs and my total lack of motivation and house keeping skills I am challenging myself, for the month of June, to try and keep much more on top of the house and to try and do a little bit of cleaning everyday rather than trying to get it all done once every fortnight! Wish me luck! Oh and the *fingers crossed* that this will be the new and improved version of me...

2 comments:

Kuka said...

ugh I hate cleanng too!
We're moving in a couple of weeks and I am totally putting off all the packing and cleaning!
Looking forward to SnB tomorrow though too!!
See you there =D

Georgie said...

I am so not a cleaning person. Thank heavens for Beloved, whose tolerance for untidiness and *cough* not-quite-cleanliness is far lower than mine - his dear German mother taught him well!

So good on you for challenging yourself and getting stuck in.

And I am with you on that poster! Love it!