Archive for April 6th, 2009

Spring Cleaning Update

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Not that I’ve been cleaning all day, just part of it, but apparently Spring cleaning in my book means to clean inside of shelves and places where you see no immediate benefit or change, unless you’re me, and it makes a big mess by your door because that’s where the pile of stuff you don’t need is. And it means you clean the top of your fridge, also a place where no one looks.

I think I’ll go wash some dishes so I can have an empty sink and feel like I’ve accomplished something.

Maybe by the end of the week my floors will be mopped, but maybe not.

5 things

Monday, April 6th, 2009

1. Windex. It’s really for more than windows. It gets the sticky grime off pretty well.
2. General Conference.
3. Sitting on the couch with my family and watching informative shows.
4. A home and all the things in it.
5. A healthy immune system. Even when I’m hit it helps me get better.

Spring Cleaning

Monday, April 6th, 2009

I’m not really a spring cleaner, but usually once a year, or twice since I should be doing this more regularly, I clean out our junk and decide what to get rid of. Some things are easy like the sprouts seeds that are really old and an old fire alarm that I’m not sure where it came from. Those are two things Jon found while he was putting a tupperware away yesterday and I was holding onto them, though the sprouts I know I was holding onto for him. While up on a the stool Jon also saw how yucky it was on top of our fridge. I guess I’ll have to organize and clean this spring. One reason for the organizing is I have two months to figure out what to do with the stuff on the top bunk. Lilah turns six in two months and we have no where to put the stuff up there and we said she could start sleeping up there when she’s six, so I need to get rid of things and make space to put more stuff in our already cramped closets. It’s fun. Real fun.

One thing that I’ve sadly realized we can and should get rid of is the infant car seat. It’s usable till 2011, but sadly that will probably be the year we begin trying again, unless an accident happens. Car seats have changed a lot since we bought this one. They now have a cool strap that you can adjust to the baby while it’s in it, rather than trying to strap your child in with a sweater and realizing you need to loosen it, or you’ve been strapping her in with a sweater and now you need to tighten it. In some ways I’m so happy that I can get rid of the car seat. It’s the biggest and most awkward of all the things on the top bunk. In other ways I’m extremely sad knowing that we won’t be having a baby before 2011. I’m also not sure if I can craigslist it or not. It’s still perfectly good and I’d sell it for very little if not just give it away. I’m just not sure what to do and if someone can use it secondhand.

Other things I think I’ll get rid of. A glass cutting board from Chicago cutlery, glasses with gold rims that I thought I’d keep for my nice dinnerware, I’m just not sure if I like them that much and if they’re worth keeping since I think I’d like some sort of stem ware for my nice dinnerware. A toastmaster too. I have used it once this year, but only because I was making grilled cheese and my frying pans were dirty. We also have two computers. Though one is our old one and I think should just be tossed and the other one is a computer Jon’s co-worker was putting together but didn’t finish, or something.

Now I just have to find a place to put all this stuff before I figure out where to take it or if I want to sell it.

Spring cleaning. So fun.