Saturday, February 27, 2010
Another Saturday Closer to Spring!!!
Welcome Kasondra, Joy, and hopefully Nina, if my solution worked for you. And welcome stragglers, SAD sufferers, those who've lost that lovin' feeling, and those with excuses aplenty.
Saturday has long been designated as my manic cleaning day, and it is a custom without which I simply cannot function. I set ridiculous goals, meet 95% of them, am drained of all gratification within five minutes, and take a Xanax to ward off the coffee heart attack. It's good times, trust me.
I've been thinking about spring cleaning, and how it's right around the corner. What I really want to do is just come clean all your houses, but in lieu of this, I'd at least like to open the forum for you guys to express your main goals, large and small, and see if we can't break it down into doable spurts. (FYI: I hate the word spurt, just sayin.') So grease those wheels and let the good times roll, or at least the ideas.
In other news, after being stricken with a nasty case of being at someone else's house and being too shy to object, I saw an episode of Wife Swap, wherein some Taxidermy, hunting, raw-meat-eating wife switched lives with the most organized lady in the world, a woman who makes Kate Gosselin bow. This lady had everything stacked and beautiful, and while I am strongly opposed to forest green anything, except the forest, her totes made me weep. Her secret? A label maker. Damn. I've known many who have romanced these utilitarian treasures, but I always scoffed, thinking it could never happen to me, since I don't use spices. But holy shit you can use these for everything. I'm going to label everything. My children. Or maybe nothing, because it would seem, spices and microscopic jewelry aside, that common sense could lead a person to the cups. Right? Anyway, I bought one, we'll see. The fonts are what sold me.
As for Saturday, rather than scrawl out my usual mania, I thought I'd take a kinder, gentler approach. I'm breaking the house into quadrants and/or rooms, and suggesting a few ways in which to spruce up those spaces. Behold:
First things first:
-Start the laundry and the dishes.
-Do all dishes.
-Wipe all counters/appliances.
-Ajax in the sink, tub, and toilet. Scrub when you can.
-Toss mats into the wash.
-Pick up debris, in whatever form, off the floor.
-Organize night stands.
-Pick everything up off the floor.
-Fold blankets. If you have pets, put blankets in wash.
-Wash a window or two.
-Vacuum all carpet.
-Dust til you're blind.
-Do something drastic (Jennifer can help you).
-De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter.
-Create clean surfaces.
-PLEASE come help me organize my closet. My talent is cleaning, not organizing.
-Extra credit for getting in your car with any suction device. After going out with a friend last night, I was remiss to find this, amongst other debris. (I've already called A&E's Intervention.)
Croc corn. :( Oh friend.
Okay Moxlings, brew up your coffee and kick Saturday's ass clear to ... Sunday I guess.