Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cleaning House

I know that a post with a title like "cleaning house" should be philosophical about cleaning our one's head of negativity or doing a body cleansing or something like that. However, this post is not about anything like that. It's about cleaning my house.

It has been 13 days since I cleaned my  house because we have had family in town for the last 12 days and spent last weekend out of town. The house is starting to be really, really gross!! The toilet has that nasty dirt film and I am noticing that Smug-Baby is picking up more grime than not when she is rolling and crawling around the floor. There is a thick layer of dust on everything and there is more clutter than I know what to do with.

I never used to worry to much about having a really clean house, but since my daughter has started moving around on her own steam and I spend much of my time at floor level, I see all the dirt, grime and clutter from her perspective and it is disgusting!

So, I have made a list of each thing that needs to be cleaned and sanitized and deodorized and as soon as my MIL gets on the plane for home, I am putting the plan into action!! It will take me until the end of Friday to get everything done, but then it will be clean and I will feel so much better about life!

I do, you know, feel better about everything in my life when the house is clean. I feel like I can do anything and get everything done when the house around me is clean. There is nothing better than falling asleep on clean sheets after bathing in the clean shower and walking around on clean carpet and eating in a clean dining room and cooking in a clean kitchen!!

Starting Saturday, I am putting my weight loss, and get healthy plan into action!! Once my house is clean and I have cleaned any remaining junk food from the fridge and cabinets, I will be all set up for success! I will start Saturday with a nice long bike ride and plan for a hike on Sunday and I have good videos to follow during the week! One of the "to do's" for today is to make the menus and grocery list for the coming two weeks, so I am just going to spend the next few days getting all cleaned up and ready to start the "Get Smug Gorgeous Plan"!!

What do you know, this post did kind of turn philosophical after all :)


  1. dude. you have more energy in your little finger than I can muster up all day long!


    She has a great weekly schedule that allows plenty of time to get the list done with out taking up your whole saturday and keeping the house clean. I follow it :)

  3. Cool! I'll check it out! I tried to split everything up during the week, but it only takes about 3-4 hours to do everything all at once and I try to do it after work on Friday's (since I get off work at 10am) and then the weekend is free and the whole house is clean at once.