Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Cleaning and Other Stuff

Company is coming and I'm in major Spring cleaning mode. How does my house get this disgusting?? I can't figure it out. It seems like I just had all the carpets and the windows cleaned, and yet, when I look a round, everything looks dingy and unorganized. Is it me or my kids???? I think it's a little bit of both. My older friends gently remind me that in a few years, when my house is empty and my kids have gone off to college, that I will be missing those piles of shoes by the front door and the fingerprints all over the refrigerator. For now, I'm just going to have to trust them.

This weekend I'm tackling Eden and Claire's bathroom. It seriously looks worse than the gas station restrooms we visit as we drive across the desert. The only thing that's missing is the big hand dryer. When I opened the doors under the sink, I almost had heart failure!! First the sink & cabinet: I've come up with a handy idea to lessen the disgust under the bathroom cabinets. I'm lining them with peel and stick vinyl floor covering tiles. They look much nicer than dirty stained particle board, and the cleanup is super easy. On to the drawers. Yuck!!!!
Magic erasers (one of my FAVORITE cleaning tools) really help clean off the toothpaste, makeup, hair gel and gunk that attaches itself to everything! Then it's on to the outside. A coat a paint to brighten everything up, and some new knobs. Voila! It's like new again. Amazing how something so simple can make you feel like you are back in control.

Now, on to another issue .... towels. Why is it that every towel I own is on the floor in my kids rooms????? Every towel!!! Am I alone, or does this happen to anyone else? It drives me insane. So, I've got an idea. I'm going to buy two new towels for each of my kids. I'm embroidering their name of each of their towels so there is NO MISTAKE as to who owns what. I'm also installing new hooks -- with a big sign that says
"hang wet towels here." I'm pretty sure both my kids know how to read -- do you think they will get the hint????? I'm hoping this lessens the battles over towels, and the loads of towel laundry. If not, at least the bathroom looks cute. And last .... I'm sewing a new shower curtain and hanging up some art. I found some cute Amy Butler fabric that is calling my name. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of the week. Check back and hold me accountable if you don't see a picture of it posted by March 30th!

Well . . . you better give me until the end of May just to be safe. You know how I am!

1 comment:

Eve said...

I don't know why I wasn't subscribed to your blog, but I am now. And I want to see a picture. :)