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Spring Cleaning Bug

April 24th, 2017 at 11:55 pm

Yesterday I got hit by the spring cleaning bug. My son and I reorganized 4 out of 5 of our cupboards and it is so much better now. We took everything out and wiped down all the shelves and then moved some things around. It is much easier to get to all of the storage containers now, not to mention the cups. We have one more upper cupboard to organize and four lower ones. One of the bottom ones was reorganized about two months ago, so it was fine.

I also redid the washcloth drawer and cleaned out the junk drawer so it can hold hand towels now. We got the kitchen floor cleaned off. I had some boxes of things that needed to be dealt with that were at one end of the kitchen and so I dealt with them and then there were some empty boxes that needed to be broken down and taken outside and a couple bags of canned goods that had never been put away. That got taken care of, too. The floor get well swept, but it still needs to be mopped. Hopefully I will have enough energy for that in couple of days.

I cleared a lot of stuff off of the long counter and put it away. Most of it does not need to be out all the time as it doesn't get used that often. So now all that is on that counter is the Kitchen-Aid, the crockpot, the Keurig, a box of storage lids and my rabbit medical kit. That last thing could find another home, but not until I get an additional bookcase in my room.

I did a lot of little things, like combining 3 partial bags of panko into one container, two partial bags of brown sugar into the canister, combining two containers of salt together, that sort of thing. I found the package of bucatini that went missing 3 months ago in a place I'm pretty sure my husband had to have put it, so now I can make pasta carbonara if the ducks ever start laying eggs again.

I reorganized the spices and the teas and the jams, the storage bags, crockpot bags, and oven bags, the freezer tins for cook ahead meals, and the numerous boxes of Clif bars, granola bars, fruit walked into a bar bars, etc., that everyone but me eats.

After I do the remaining cupboards, that just leaves me with about four boxes currently stored under the kitchen table to go through, my bedroom closet to finish, and the stack of boxes next to my armoire to go through. There is also a small section of the laundry room left, and a couple boxes in the hallway but once that is done, then the house should well and truly be tidy and organized. Except the kids' rooms which are slightly chaotic, but way better than they used to be.

I would like to get it all done before DH gets home, but that will depend on my energy levels. I got my test results back from the doctor and I definitely have something. But that is a post for tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Spring Cleaning Bug”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Take care of yourself! I do like a good round of cleaning and organizing. I need to get to my garage soon, but we are having rainy days this week.

  2. snafu Says:

    I hope you can make time to PM me hope the news from the tests results in a diagnosis that is easy to manage and overcome. I know you are under the weather and hesitate to ask...Seems I need a night time breathing machine and I recall your brief mention.t Any thought on sleep apnea or oxygen machines, would be much appreciated. I don't know the question to asks

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Snafu--I use a SensAwake C-Pap. It's the old workhorse, but they've come out with more user friendly models since. When I qualify for one, I will actually switch, but I have to deal with this one for five years. I don't know much beyond that. This is the one my sleep disorder doctor recommended at the time. I would go with what your sleep doctor recommends, though you can ask about various features. I would find it handy to be able to turn the heated tube on and off myself. Sometimes I would like warm air, but most times I don't. Mine doesn't allow me to change it, I have to take it in for them to do it, so I leave it on cool air. Some models allow you to do it yourself. I think having one with a humidifier is good if you are prone to having really dry mucus membranes or bloody noses.

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