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« Topic Start: March 25, 2009, 09:15:43 pm »

There's something about this time of year that always inspires me to be active around the house and garden.

So far in the last fortnight I have raked the garden of all the leaves (which was a mess, since we had two trees down in an ice storm in January), cleaned out all of my kitchen cupboards, and sorted through our clothes to put on one side things to take to the goodwill.

And I'm still going  Smiley

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?
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« Reply #1: March 25, 2009, 09:32:30 pm »

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

I'm feeling it, but doing my very best to ignore the urge to scrub down the entire house.  I did manage to go through my closet and pull out all of the clothes that no longer fit or don't get worn.  Next week, I'm going to try to at least get my bedroom cleaned from floor to ceiling. Unless of course the weather improves, in which case, I'll be spring cleaning the garden.  Smiley
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« Reply #2: March 25, 2009, 09:45:41 pm »

There's something about this time of year that always inspires me to be active around the house and garden.

So far in the last fortnight I have raked the garden of all the leaves (which was a mess, since we had two trees down in an ice storm in January), cleaned out all of my kitchen cupboards, and sorted through our clothes to put on one side things to take to the goodwill.

And I'm still going  Smiley

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

There's a Really Really Free Market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Really_Really_Free_Market) this Friday at my college so I'm spending tomorrow night doing a massive cleanout of my stuff to try and get rid of some of it. Problem is, I'll probably end up picking up just as much again from other people's stuff...  Undecided

Other than that Spring Cleaning has to wait till break. Then I'll have the time to really up end this house... Smiley
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« Reply #3: March 26, 2009, 12:37:16 am »



I think I have, actually.  Cheesy (And a Not So Subtle Hint that maybe now is a good time to start packing up and moving out.)

I finally got my boyfriend to harass me to clean my room, so with both of us we cleaned it out... JUST in time for my basement room floor to go completely damp due to possibly the weeping tiles getting frozen and clogged, thus water leaking into the house a bit.

With this boxes need to be cleaned out, as well as the closet. After that is the main room in the basement. Then the bathroom, me thinks. And then I need to find a suitable container for all my spiritual things. Antique store, hurrah!

I am still in shock that I can SEE my FLOOR. ("Oh, it was THAT colour?" Cheesy)
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« Reply #4: March 26, 2009, 09:49:49 am »

I am still in shock that I can SEE my FLOOR. ("Oh, it was THAT colour?" Cheesy)

Er..yeah.  We went through the bedroom and pulled out all the dirty clothes, sorted, and washed them.  Then swiffered the entire floor, including under the bed.  Dust bunnies galore!  It's nice to be able to see the floor.

Also did the normal vacumming, floor washing, and picking up that should be done more often than it is.  I've still got major closet and yard cleaning to do.  It's supposed to rain this weekend, so maybe we'll get started on cleaning out the closets.
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« Reply #5: March 26, 2009, 10:29:29 am »

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

Well, not really a frenzy but having more space to move around in is always a good thing so we try to keep up with it on a periodic basis as we have time.  I received an email from the Old Farmers Almanac listserv this morning with a host of good ideas for making your own cleaners.  Here's the link:  http://www.almanac.com/home/cleaners.html
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« Reply #6: March 26, 2009, 02:12:04 pm »

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

The bug has definitely hit.  So far I've been working on the kitchen mostly - scrubbing some of the grease off of various shelves. Our gas stove can get gross at times.  I need to completely empty all the shelves and restock them in a way that makes sense.

Also, I really want to get the front and back porches emptied, but that is going to have to wait for warmer weather.
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« Reply #7: March 26, 2009, 08:48:28 pm »

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

I've swept the cobwebs out of the corners of the ceiling and put up some new pictures on the walls.  I've reorganized the closets but I still need to take the bags of outgrown baby clothes to St. Vinnie's. 

I'm resisting the urge to clean up the flower beds because I know it's still too early here, but it's hard.  I've lightly raked the front lawn.  I've been buying seeds since they started appearing in stores in February. 

I've also made some headway in the laundry that has been piling up all winter.  Laundromat + 2 adults + baby + cats = lots of low priority stuff that never seems to get done until I'm really fed up with it.

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« Reply #8: March 27, 2009, 02:56:57 am »

Er..yeah.  We went through the bedroom and pulled out all the dirty clothes, sorted, and washed them.  Then swiffered the entire floor, including under the bed.  Dust bunnies galore!  It's nice to be able to see the floor.

Also did the normal vacumming, floor washing, and picking up that should be done more often than it is.  I've still got major closet and yard cleaning to do.  It's supposed to rain this weekend, so maybe we'll get started on cleaning out the closets.


Man.. I wish I could swiffer my floor. Unfortunately its carpet! Cheesy And smelly, atm. The basement has wet spots all over.. and mostly in my room. Sad I'm kind of afraid of going through my closet (which I don't think has been opened in years) because we think a wet spot is inside.

And I'm afraid of bugs. Eeerk. *wields vacuum*
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« Reply #9: March 27, 2009, 03:04:12 am »

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

Not doing nearly as much cleaning as I am building (garden fences, greenhouse, new garden beds).  I hope to do some serious spring cleaning in early May, after Beltane.

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« Reply #10: March 27, 2009, 09:33:30 am »

There's something about this time of year that always inspires me to be active around the house and garden.

So far in the last fortnight I have raked the garden of all the leaves (which was a mess, since we had two trees down in an ice storm in January), cleaned out all of my kitchen cupboards, and sorted through our clothes to put on one side things to take to the goodwill.

And I'm still going  Smiley

Who else seems to feel this spring cleaning frenzy? And if so, what have you achieved so far?

I've gone through my closet a little and have a bunch of things to take to the thrift shop this week.  I've gotten most of the raking done, and just in time, too, as the plants are starting out of the ground and I don't want them to rot under a blanket of oak leaves.  We've turned the existing veggie garden, and we'll begin the early planting the next fine day.  We've been cleaning indoors, too, and today I think I'm going to focus on the bathroom, as it could use a good scrubbing.
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« Reply #11: March 27, 2009, 09:35:31 am »

Man.. I wish I could swiffer my floor. Unfortunately its carpet! Cheesy And smelly, atm. The basement has wet spots all over.. and mostly in my room. Sad I'm kind of afraid of going through my closet (which I don't think has been opened in years) because we think a wet spot is inside.

Oh no!  Do you have belongings in your closet?

Are you going to have to throw out the carpet?  You don't want any mold problems.  Undecided
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« Reply #12: March 27, 2009, 04:23:14 pm »

Oh no!  Do you have belongings in your closet?

Are you going to have to throw out the carpet?  You don't want any mold problems.  Undecided

Nothing of value. I was just one of those kids who shoved all the stray papers into the closet to get the room clean quicker.  Cheesy

And I don't know what we're doing about the carpet.. my parents are still persisting that the problem was the sub-pump being put temporarily in the backyard.. despite the fact that it was taken out of the backyard over a week ago and the problem is getting worse. *huff*
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« Reply #13: March 30, 2009, 02:27:10 pm »

I've gone through my closet a little and have a bunch of things to take to the thrift shop this week. 

I think that is next weekend's project. I had one bag ready to go, and just never moved it so I might as well fill up a second bag and take them both down at the same time.

And hurrah! My kitchen counter was clean for almost 15 whole minutes before I had to cook dinner.  That is a minor miracle.
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