Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wash Out Wednesday
Today's focus, in case my headline left any doubt, is washing. Wait don't leave. This will be easy and rhythmic because we'll fill one bucket and make our way through.
HERE'S HOW I FIGURE IT:
-Fill up a bucket that won't break your neck to schlep from one room to another.
-Use hot soapy water and get something scrubbier than a rag.
-Get your washer going.
-Fill and run your dishwasher.
-Set your timer for 20 mins and wash, really wash your kitchen, especially floors, which ought to be done last, after your counters, back splashes, appliances, stove tops, oven faces, microwave exterior (oh, be sure to have put your microwave tray in the dishwasher when you loaded it), refrigerator, crevices, and if there's any time to spare, wash out your microwave.
-Next travel to your dining table and take not prisoners. Feel free to use a toothpick as well, for those cracks. Don't forget chairs.
-If you don't already hate me, venture into at least your front bathroom. Toss the mats into the wash heap, and after washing out the sink, get to those floors, and finally, give the tub a non-suicide-inspiring wipe and visit the toilets.
-Finally, wash your front door.
Or come over and have coffee with me. It's a home day, which I liken to having bamboo rods shoved up my fingernails. I've got the good stuff, and if a washer and dryer waiting to be hauled away, on the back porch, don't scare you, come on over, I may even bake something.
Wash wash wash, you'll thank me, I swears.