I’m off of work this morning and loving life.
My morning has been spent sipping tea, writing letters and making lists.
Yep, that’s right. Lists.
I’m totally a list person. I have so many lists everywhere that I have to make a list just to keep them in order.
If I don’t use this organizational tactic, then I’m late for everything and the only thing that gets accomplished is sitting on the couch watching New Girl reruns.
Needless to say, these to-do tasks keep me in line and out of the bars.
I’m joining the ranks of the unemployed come Thursday. I’ve decided to go back to school full time and will no longer be able to hold down a full time job. This is all incredibly sad and exciting all at the same time. Before I start school ( in 3 weeks, yikes!) I am taking a two week “staycation” of sorts, to get things done around the house and relax before all chaos breaks loose.
I am making different “honey-do’s” but for myself of things I want to accomplish in the next two weeks. Tasks like spring cleaning, finishing partially done DIY projects and reading as much as my brain can possibly handle. Also, I have outlined all the things I need to do and have for nursing school. All these ideas and thoughts… better out than in, I reckon.
As I’ve been perusing the internet, looking for a suitable spring cleaning check list for a few months now, I’ve been incredibly disappointed with what I’ve come across (or didn’t). So I’ve decided to make my own and share it here because let’s face it, who doesn’t love a deep spring cleaning?
First let me say, that we don’t use typical household cleaning products. We stick with white vinegar, water and borax. When we’re feeling sassy, we throw in some gentle dish soap, like Seventh Generation.
That’s it folks. That’s all we use. And you know what? We love it. Maybe that’ll be a blog post all it’s very own some time soon… who knows?
So here’s my spring cleaning mountain that I’m about to climb:
- Clean out and scrub down refrigerator
- Wash windows inside and out
- Vacuum and dust all drawers, cabinets and pantry shelves
- Switch winter wardrobe to spring wardrobe, donating anything that hasn’t been used in a year
- Organize craft closet
- Power wash porch
- Deep clean porch furniture
- Wash porch furniture coverings
- Clean and organize garage
- Take all the books off book shelves and “deep dust” every single shelf
- Organize the bathroom drawers and throw away anything that hasn’t been used in the last 6 months
- Pull out refrigerator and stove and sweep/mop behind them
- Wash and pack away winter hats, gloves and scarves
- Organize all my pictures on my computer into easy to access folders, delete the ones that aren’t important
That’s it for now. I am totally open to suggestions if you can think of something I missed.
People keep asking me what I’m going to do for the next two weeks until school starts… I think I’ll keep busy, don’t you?