It's Monday here in my neck of the woods (world?)...early afternoon, actually, and I've done almost nothing to show for the day.
The Yarn Harlot blogged today about several things but one thing that stuck out to me was about her war with her house (read: cleaning from top to bottom). She was able to clean her house top to bottom in one day...seriously, ONE (okay, she didn't do the office...but the rest of the house was done in one day)! As she said, she wasn't just vacuuming and dusting shelves...she was pulling books off shelves and cleaning them off (and donating books she was no longer in love with along the way), pulling furniture away from walls to vacuum under things and clean off baseboards, going through closets of clothes for donations, scrubbing floors, washing duvet covers, and a bunch of other things.
I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous.
It's not that my house is dirty...but it's extremely disorganized and messy and overwhelming. There are so many reasons for this but the basic reason is this: I inherited two fully furnished households worth of stuff (and the houses to go with them). I have/had doubles (triples, quadruples, and sometimes more than that) of everything...not to mention the stuff that I accumulated through the last decade (when I inherited the first fully furnished house) and the stuff Husband brought and the new stuff for Little Man.
It wasn't that the house wasn't clean when we started...it was, I promise. But then we started opening up drawers and cupboards and looking in dressers and closets and, well, things had to get moved around. Pretty soon, the house was a disaster area.
Some rooms are fine, albeit a little messy, like the living room, kitchen, dining room, and our bedroom & bathroom. Other rooms are strictly off-limits to everyone except those with special passes like my office, the porch (which is almost done), and the basement. I wish I could clean this almost 3,000 sq. ft. house from top to bottom in one day...but I don't think I could, even if it was clean to begin with.
So, am I jealous of the Yarn Harlot's ability to clean her entire house, top to bottom, in one day? Um...........yes. Just a little bit.