Saturday, December 19, 2009
Manic Christmas Cleaning Saturday!
Get that coffee down your gullet and hop to it! This is the last Saturday before the big occasion, and we're going to get down and dirty. No time to waste reading, I'll spare you my hilarious anecdotes and run-on sentences and put you straight to work.
-Drink a pot of coffee accompanied by FOOD--remember food? Preferably protein, maybe oatmeal, but even cereal will help stave off the coffee-on-an-empty-stomach misery which will await you otherwise. Bacon is best. For everything. Even as a gift. Please being me some as I scrub Magic Marker off unforgiving surfaces.
-So coffee and breakfast: check. Tell your kids they're going to bust their tails.
-Don comfy garb, put your hair in a ponytail/hat whatever. This is Eye of the Tiger.
-Get that dishwasher running and/or drying rack filled up.
-Show your washing machine who's boss.
-Get out your fine scouring device of choice.
-Make a mental or written list of areas you would sacrifice a limb to avoid for life.
-Put aforementioned children to work doing whatever they do best/you hate most. Cleaning their rooms, vacuuming (I'm a big fan of vacuuming), organizing something, folding laundry...
-Whip out that dreaded list and kick your own ass with it. Ideas? Window tracks, baseboards, back splashes, fixtures, as well as the appropriate poison (ie-Windex, Lysol, what have you).
-Pick three floors to annihilate. Especially corners, they get funky.
-Strip all beds.
-You guessed it. Rotate dishes.
-Keep those kids hopping. They'll sleep well.
-Clean out your microwave.
-Spruce up your entryway.
-Wash all mats in the house.
Bonus* Sprinkle Ajax in your porcelain so you'll be forced to scrub it when you shower.
-Have kids empty all garbages and sweep the walkway.
If y'all don't feel amazing and/or dead, then there's nothing for you, lol.