Sunday, July 6, 2008

Dirty thoughts

My house is FILTHY. A couple of weeks ago, my Swiffer broke so my house hasn't been mopped since then (and it kind of needed it the day the Swiffer died so it has been awhile). I finally got a new Swiffer today and set about cleaning my kitchen. I swept and then assembled my shiny new Swiffer. I sprayed and mopped and mopped and sprayed. When I was done, the pad was absolutely BLACK. Typically, I mop about once a week (not including the everyday mess clean ups that I do) and I can do the living room and the kitchen with one pad. The pad is rarely as filthy as it was today with just one room done.

I also stripped and remade all the beds, turned my mattress (for the first time since I bought it, I've always had a waterbed that didn't need turned so this is a new thing to me.

I still have a bunch of laundry to finish and put away (that used to be my biggest housework downfall but we have a system that works pretty well so I don't get too far behind anymore) and run at least one more load of dishes tonight

Tomorrow I need to:
scrub the bathroom
Sweep the bathroom
mop the bathroom

While Ms Thang had her bath, I scrubbed the bathroom and then as soon as she was out of the tub, I scrubbed it so that is all done

vaccum the dining room

vaccum the living room
sweep the living room
mop the living room

It seems like there is something else I need to do, but I can't think of it so it will probably not get done.

Edited: I need to run one more load of dishes, start another load of laundry and put everything away


abyss said...



Quigs78 said...

LMAO @ RF - especially because Freak said it probably won't get done.

Poor RF. ;)

abyss said...

Just the story of my life.

Oh well.


Lavender Lemonade said...

What's the laundry system? I need one that works! Currently I have an overflowing pack-n-play full of dirty laundry and an entire couch piled high with clean laundry. That's my system...not a real good one, I must confess.

The Fearless Freak said...

I moved all of the dressers into the laundry room as well as hung up rods for all of our hang up clothes and shelves for the pants. That way, I can take stuff out of the dryer and hang it right up.

I also assigned each child a basket and when I'm putting away laundry, I just toss all of their stuff in their basket (that gets a little confusing when they are wearing the same size shorts but that is not a fault of the system). Tb puts away his own laundry (with some prodding) and I'm starting to work with MT on doing her's.

Previously, I would have piles and piles of clean laundry all over the place because I hated hauling it to the other room and messing with it.

System or no, it looks like my dryer exploded every where because I did so many loads of laundry today.

Looseyfur said...

There are two house cleaning duties I hate to do, so they don't get done.

1) Washing/Scrubbing the kitchen floor. We somehow always get it disgusting.

2) Vacuum the stairs. I hate it. It's annoying. Small vacuum, large vacuum, whatever. It's just plain bad.