For the past couple of weeks I’ve been in spring cleaning mode. I have a list of spring cleaning chores to tackle and do a few every weekend so it’s spread out – because who wants to clean all weekend? Not me. 🙂
Last weekend I finally built up the courage to clean Chris’ bathroom. He uses our ensuite and I use the main upstairs bathroom. I don’t venture into “his” bathroom very often but knew that it was a bachelor-esque disaster zone. And that’s putting it mildly. 🙂 I armed myself with CLR, Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles and rubber gloves and it sparkled when I was done. Chris was amazed. Then I asked him to not let it get as bad this time. Hehehe Ya, I don’t think it’ll happen either but what can you do. So last weekend was all the bathrooms, laundry, mirrors.
This weekend was new furniture plus the kitchen and recycling. We decided to spend some of our tax return on furniture so we got new tables for the den (it was time to upgrade from Ikea!) and a new bed (don’t ask).
We really liked these tables – the have metal corners and had a medieval feel. Or maybe we’re just so happy season 3 of Game of Thrones has started we were inspired. I can already imagine putting our goblets of Dornish wine on these babies. 🙂
And this bed as well – poplar wood.
We were expecting the delivery Saturday between 9 and noon so after we got up, we dismantled our existing bed. I’m not usually a clumsy person but man, having a heavy wood headboard land on you when removing a side board really hurts!!! I’ve got the makings of a nice bruise on my left upper arm and it’s really sore… But I’ll live. 🙂
I’ve been looking for natural home cleaning ideas and decided to give baking soda a whirl in the kitchen. I used on the stainless steel kitchen sink and WOW – super easy and effective! I’ll never use anything else again. It’s gleaming! I’ll use it on the stove top next weekend.
So along with the furniture upgrades, we ended up with a bunch of boxes/foam so packed those, as well as other recycling we’ve been accumulating and got it ready for this week’s garbage day. It ws a good weekend. 🙂