Oh yeah, spring cleaning! Any laughable moments?

Gail - posted on 02/12/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I have been so busy the last few years Spring Cleaning was hard to make time for or think about. This morning was a good reminder of more catch up projects I need done. I opened a drawer looking for something and discovered it contents were spilling over in the back and falling into the base of the cabinet. But I am thankful, to accomplish this project. :)

I keep having alot on my plate, so handling mini projects I am finding my way through.
Anyone else out there finding some of those projects catching them on the incidental moments?
How do you handle your spring cleaning projects?
And what does that mean for you?
Oh , does anyone have funny stories that relate to cleaning/organizing projects? I would love to hear about! :D Need to laughter to carry us through sometimes.
Gail

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Carla - posted on 02/18/2011

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I think it's funny that you posted about spring cleaning, Gail--my daughter just came in and asked about spring cleaning--she is overwhelmed as well. I told her the 20-minute-thing, and she went away happy. Must be something in the air ;)

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Carla - posted on 02/24/2011

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@Gail, me, too! As soon as I can get a shovel in the ground, we are outside! So my spring cleaning is done in increments, whenever I can get myself off the warm couch ;) I have learned that an immaculate house isn't the end all, that having an immaculate yard is, tho ;)

God bless, honey

Gail - posted on 02/22/2011

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I like to do it while it is still cold so, I can be outside in the garden when it is warm :o)

Lauren - posted on 02/20/2011

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A clean home should not make the world dirtier.......I think if you maybe used green products to clean your home it will give you more motivation knowing that your not only spring cleaning but also changing your life style! If you want more information on how to go green and spring clean let me know. I know a company that sells ALL green products such as shampoo and pet supplies. You will great knowing that your helping to save the planet our good Lord blessed us with!

Rebekah - posted on 02/19/2011

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Spring cleaning, already???? I hope you live in a place that is warmer than here... I can still see white stuff on the ground, so spring cleaning is definitely NOT happening at my house yet! lol I'll wait till I can actually open the windows without a brrrrrrr coming through. hehe

Gail - posted on 02/17/2011

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Nice ladies. What is some of your favorite rainy day projects?
I enjoyed to funny tails, any more laughable moments??

Carla - posted on 02/17/2011

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I heard an organizational expert on the radio--he said take 20 minutes each day or week, whichever you want, and clean the hall closet, next time the linen closet, next time kids' closet. 20 minutes isn't a lot of time, but if you have a box to keep, a box to donate, and a box to throw away handy, 20 minutes can go a long way. When I donate anything, I either throw it in the washer or wash, if it's a toy or knick-knack, etc. We, too, have the summer trash pick-up, so we are frantically running around the week before, and nothing is safe! But, we moved from 3300 sq ft to 1200 sq ft, so there is literally NO space for something we don't use. If it hasn't been used in 6 mos., unless it's seasonal, it's outta there.

I know spring is near, because one of those stringy dust-strings came down and tried to attack me off the light fixture. I'm just waiting for the snow to melt so I can find the trash can to put the crud in.

As to Anne's post, DON'T wash the spot on the wall unless you are willing to wash the entire room. I made that mistake getting ready for our Christmas dinner. One little spot over the spice rack, and my husband and I spent the next 4 hours washing the walls and ceiling (yes, the ceiling, another oops moment with wash cloth).

God bless, honey, happy cleaning!

Alexandra - posted on 02/15/2011

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I just did a massive spring clean on my house. It started with a closet...by the end the livingroom looked like I was packing to move because I had so many things in boxes.

My cat LOVED it. She enjoys jumping in bags and boxes and insists on "helping" with anything that has to do with clothings, sheets or towels.

Normally the dust bunnies and I have an agreement: They don't come out from under the couch and make me sneeze, and leave them alone most of the year. WELL, it was time for them to move out. In the process of moving my couch I found four cat toys, (the little jingly balls) a DVD, a handful of petrified Cheerios, half a dozen socks (the dryer wasn't eating them, the couch was!) and you guessed it, a whole colony of dust bunnies ( I think they had formed their own language by now.)

AND THE WAR WAS ON: The cat, ever eager to help, attacked each sock as I pick it up, managed to roll around in EVERY dust bunny, and took off down the hall with a toy in her mouth so I had to vacuum the living room twice AND bathe the cat! My daughter, who loves watching me play tug of war with the cat over the laundry pile, giggled her little head off until she got the hiccups, but I WON THE WAR.

I've decided my twice a year spring cleaning project needs to be at least three times a year, and next time I evict the dust bunnies, I'm locking the cat in the bathroom for a few minutes.

Judy - posted on 02/13/2011

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Not a funny story just moral support. I work 2 jobs and I am trying to start my own side business. I can't tell you the last time I actually cleaned out a drawer. Fortunately I live in a community that allows you to throw out pretty much anything (appliances, furniture, boxes of junk....) and they do a free trash pick up each spring. So there will be a week of my life I scramble to get rid of as many non essentials as possible (that are not useful for anyone or anything but a dump heap). The past 5 years I've had the biggest pile on the block. (Ok perhaps a little funny)

Anne - posted on 02/13/2011

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I have to say that because we do not heat with wood and no one smokes in our home the only time I have ever washed my walls has been just before painting. I do wipe the walls to rid them of finger prints or grease from cooking as needed.

As far as a funny story I decided to STOP rearranging our "crawl space" that is tall enough for me to stand in when I was climbing out and missed the step and ended doing what my daughters said was a "Failed Double Axel off Skates and Ice"

My mom always said the house needed to be "Healthy enough to live in but dirty enough to know someone was living in the house" This was just before our Big Spring Cleaning Days LOL

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