Saturday, September 06, 2014
It has taken me close to two weeks, but I am happy to report that I am finally close to being finished with my heavy cleaning. I buckled down yesterday and spent about 8 more hours vacuuming, shampooing, dusting, scrubbing, polishing, scouring, mopping and laundering. Hubby was a big help with changing sheets, moving furniture and folding laundry. There are still plenty of things that can be done and or improved upon but both of us are satisfied that we have our house back to order. In fact, it feels almost like a brand new house again. Gone are the dust bunnies, cobwebs and layers of dust. I have decided that if I want something done correctly, I will just have to do it myself. If I can't do it, I need to learn to ask for help. Some of the areas were so bad that they had to be cleaned three times before they actually stayed clean. We had to vacuum our bedroom four times and move all of the furniture to get rid of the dust. It took two shampoos to get the carpet clean, and that was with bleach in the water!
Now that order and cleanliness has been re-established, I have polished the tables and chairs and started to put out the fall table decorations. The chandelier sparkles and the candelabras glitter with bright candles. The fall colors really give the rooms a bright festive feel. It was well worth the effort even though it was a huge amount of work. It should be fairly easy to keep up with our scheduled cleaning for this point on, thank goodness. We both have noticed a big difference with our allergies too. I am hoping that with all of my recent health problems, this will go a long way in restoring us to good health.