I can’t say that I actually love cleaning, but hey it’s got to be done . . . right? I’ve spent about a week now, cleaning our house. Not the every day pick up here, and dust there type cleaning. I am talking about moving furniture, steaming rugs, on my hands and knees baseboard cleaning. Spring Cleaning? I might be a little early, or am I?
What triggered the need for clean, house guests for a one night visit. Go ahead and call me a mad woman, my hubby did. I keep our house clean and tidy, so when he saw me removing furniture from our quest room, cleaning out drawers and closets, washing every bed linen and bath towel we own , he immediately called me mad. My true intentions were to get the guest room ready, you know the normal “guests are coming routine”. Well that routine turned into, I guess Spring cleaning. I’ve never really played part in the whole “spring cleaning” and frankly I couldn’t tell you what is involved with it either. I just clean and each season, not that we have a lot here in Florida I put away our seasonal clothing etc.
I also redecorated our guest bathroom, finally removing the last bit of my hubby’s bachelor days decor. He had a nautical theme going on, but I could never find all the right pieces to “finish” the theme. I tired for years to make it work but, needless to say I couldn’t and finally redecorated. Deciding to finally redecorated, also meant a few hours in my craft room. I measured and cut out material for a new shower curtain last year, but never got around to sewing it. I also wanted to make sure I could build around it and create a theme. I think I made it work and it looks nice too. I’ll post pictures some time next week.
Our house is clean and fresh smelling, and ready for the arrival of our guests tomorrow evening. I have many decorating ideas running through my head, which is totally different from last year. This has led me to believe I am an ever changing person, but that is for another post. I have a few finishing touches to do, so I am off but I leave you with a couple questions.
What is your before guest arrive ritual? Do you Spring clean, and if you do what is the main chore for it?