Can I be honest? I hope so, because I'm going to anyway.
I'm a really bad housekeeper. No really, I am. My friends will all deny it, but they don't believe me when I say I honestly don't remember the last time I really cleaned one of our bathrooms (although I guess I do suffer from mommy-brain...). I'm pretty good at tidying fairly regularly (at least the main floor), but actual cleaning doesn't get done often.
So in my usual all-or-nothing way, to deal with the rising frustration, I decided I want to clean this house top to bottom! I'll scrub the heck out of it! (Good thing Juliana doesn't read yet or she'd remind me that's a bad word). Yeah, I may be a little too ambitious. But I do know it can be done. I was going to say I'll have it done in a week...but that's probably not a good idea. I don't want to set myself up to fail.
The last time our entire house was sparkling clean all at the same time was when Kevin went to Chicago for the weekend (December 2010). It was beautiful! For about 5 minutes of course.
I'll clean the house one room at a time, doing absolutely everything each room needs (not including things like painting or maintenance...I'll get to that later). Our home includes: Nick's room, Juli's room, Our room, Kids' bathroom, Our bathroom, Hall and stairs, Living room, Kitchen, Half bath, Mudroom, Basement TV room, and the Laundry/Craft/Office/Storage area.
I will post updates as I finish each room. Dare I post before pictures? Any guesses how long this whole thing will take me? I'll post pictures of each room's beauty spots in all their sparkling clean glory.
Today, I begin with the Basement TV Room because that's the one that has been bothering Kevin the most.
I'd love to hear any cleaning or organising tips you may have. Wish me luck!
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