The Cleaning of the House

April 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm 4 comments

We’re having our final finance class get together this weekend.  Therefore, there is much cleaning of the house going on, preceding by much moving of stuff, going through of clothes…etc., etc., etc….ETC.

How are there so many small, tiny, eeney, weinee pieces of set of things for kids in today’s market?

I’m not sure I stay have faith in our species that we have not gotten a better handle on this.

Two such examples:  Legos (which we dearly love), and Polly Pockets, which causes me to break out into immediate Lamaze session just to endure the clean up of one small area of the room or drawer.

Spring cleaning is here…have you run into it yet?  It is fulfilling, or painful so far? What are are your favorite remedies?  I have some magazine holders by my desk area this season, and two drawers cleaned out to handle my planning mess…I’m liking that!  I also have a wicker basket with a closed lid with containers in it for pens, pencils, and mechanical pencils (so when I tell the kids to do their homework and they say, “I don’t have a pencil, they are within my arms reach…and the electric pencil sharpener is there so I can sharpen and store them away quickly.

So, what is your cleaning mood right now, and what are your favorite recent space solutions?


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  • 1. Terrie  |  April 18, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Well….I haven’t got much done for myself but I’m helping alot of others get theirs done! Essentials for good spring cleaning, a good paint brush, and a Mr Clean Sponge. A very good vacume and alot of Windex!

  • 2. Stacey  |  April 20, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    A bit OT, but… I did find that if you neglect cleaning the inside of your microwave for a considerable amount of time and in a crunch realize that someone outside of your family may indeed see it… a Magic Eraser works like “magic”!

    I’m hooked. Liked them for cleaning walls and other odds and ends, but the way it cleaned my microwave was amazing!

  • 3. MizB  |  April 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I’ve been bit by the “Spring Cleaning” bug, and am ready to get on it! 😉

    I’m actually going out to tackle the decluttering of my garage, today! Wish me luck, and pray I don’t get lost in there! LOL. 😛

    Yesterday I started on reorganizing my recipe binder… in a new way. I was going to just retype all of the recipes, then print them out and put them back in my binder in a more orderly fashion (there’s no real order to them, right now — they’re all in there at random). But, then I got a crazy idea: Why not create a blog where I list all of my recipes, and use it as a sort of online “recipe box”? This way I can (1) sort by category and find recipes fast & easy by going to my blog, (2) share my recipes easily with friends/family — can just send them a link, or go on there and print one out!, and (3) I can print them all up when I need them, and put them in my binder in a more organized way! Yay! Wanna see? Cooking With Miz blog. 😉

    Oh, and I made up a blog for my decluttering bug, too (yes, I’m a crazy, blog-obsessed gal!):


  • 4. MizB  |  April 24, 2009 at 8:54 am

    PS… Have you read any books by Peter Walsh, yet? He’s a professional organizer, former host of TV’s “Clean Sweep”. His advice is fantastic… for example, in “It’s All Too Much”, he says to “Only keep what you have the space to store”, and “Envision the life you WANT to live, and clean/declutter accordingly”. 😉

    Good stuff!

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