i cleaned

 Like, really cleaned. And it is a BIG deal.

For weeks, I’ve been flitting about just lightly cleaning the house every two weeks or so. Oh you know, a little dusting here, a little vacuuming there. Nothing special.

But it’s irked me. I’ve been cringing at the sight of dusty corners that the vacuum just can’t reach and at the counter that just never seems to stay crumb-free for at least 5 minutes. I blame it on my laziness. Who wants to spend their free time cleaning? I have more important things to do. Like watching Pretty Little Liars.

Last Friday, I came home from work with a very ambitious plan. I’m going to tackle that tub, I’m going to attack that stove, I’m going to grab the greasy microwave by the horns and make it my bitch. This whole place is going to be cleaned so well that it will shine like a brand spankin’ new convertible, damnit.

And I did. It was 10 p.m. and I was finally done. The tub was scrubbed, the floors were mopped (twice), things were in its rightful place. All was right with the world. I was tired, achy and hungry, but all that mattered was that it was DONE. And the new car shine! There was new car shine all over the place!

It’s good to complete things. Makes me feel weightless and like I can take on the next big project: deep-cleaning the fridge.

Very very exciting things to come people…

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9 responses to “i cleaned”

  1. rooth says:

    Congrats! Don't you feel better after you do a deep clean? You're making me feel slightly guilty about my bathrooms. They need a little bit of polish…

  2. jillian m. says:

    Eh, don't feel too guilty. It took more than just a few weeks for me to finally get to this point!

  3. Monica says:

    cleaning is so so so dull, that's why i do it often. lol, what i mean is that i dread a Big Clean, so i keep on top of it when i feel like it, but often and daily, then it's always fine.
    but yeah, the fridge and oven are biggies still…..

  4. Ginny says:

    oh, you just reminded me that i should deep clean our fridge, too! something i really don´t like!

  5. Maneet Jassal Gupta says:

    Thanks for this very motivational post! 😉

  6. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    I don't know if there's anything that makes me feel better than a really clean house. John and I totally fell in love over a bathtub full of Tilex.

  7. colleen says:

    a good cleaning session is so rewarding. mine usually happen around the holidays.

  8. Katherine says:

    You are my idol. I've been thinking the same thing lately, especially after hanging some new curtains and catching sight of the edge above the blinds…shudder.

    If only Hulu would stop working. The entire third season of White Collar is up! I just can't break away. Maybe next weekend…or I could lay by the pool.

    -katherine

  9. jillian m. says:

    Laying by the pool sounds just fine, haha. If I had one, I'd be in really big trouble.

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