Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mr. Clean is hot.

When I finally looked around my house on Friday, I realized that not being home for two weeks has an impact on your home. The dog hair was about two inches thick on all surfaces, not including the actual dogs.
Because they are sleek and sophisticated.

So, today, I cleaned. Like, really, really cleaned. Like, moving-stuff-instead-of-just-cleaning-around-it cleaned. I know some people do this all the time, but I don't know those people. And I'm glad.

I washed windows. I took down valances and threw them in the dryer. I washed my shower curtain (baking soda, vinegar and a towel in the washing machine). And I spent an hour and a half chamoising dog hair off the couch. (Yes, it works, but it works best when your couch isn't actually made of dog hair.)

Also, I finally tried My Amazing Cloth. My mom gave me this little chamois-like cloth and kept asking if I'd tried it. No. Leave me alone, Mom. You know I don't believe in housework.

Except! Except I tried it today, and it's amazing! You can wash windows with just water and they don't streak! And you can use the cloth again and again and again. It's the ultimate in green cleaning products. I am in no way a paid spokesmodel (oh, a girl can dream!), but I would totally give away My Amazing Cloth - from lovely Duluth, Minnesota - as Christmas gifts. Baby Jesus loves a streak-free shine.

So, I now have dish-pan hands. But my house is clean. And I'm starting to feel like I'm a little more in my element. Two weeks of being away, not writing, eating weird and the like has me feeling a bit off. It's not like cleaning is part of my natural state of being, but I guess it literally gives me a clean slate.

I did all this without, umm, getting dressed. It's 9 p.m. and I'm still in my pajamas. I'd forgotten how kick-ass Sundays can be.



I admire your energy. I just couldn't muster any of it today. I had to take a nap and it felt good. Except I never really woke up and stayed sleepy the rest of the evening.

But I do love Sundays and staying in my jammies. Except...I can do that every day of the week since I work from home. But..I don't HAVE to work.

Gretchen Hembree said...

A clean house is cathardic. My life can be a mess, but if the house is clean I at least feel like I can breathe. Can't wait for Wednesday. (My cleaning lady day.) Don't judge. I have lots of balls to juggle and that one I delegated! :)

Anonymous said...

Nothing beats a deep clean. Don't you feel GOOD? I bet it looks even sleeker than those dogs;)

Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back ;-)

Have you tried the new Pledge pet hair remover? I love it because not only does it pick up the hair, but it brushes my microfiber couch and makes it all pretty-like.