Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vacuuming Day

Walking Edgar and Victor at Seattle's Arboretum

Time to freshen my carpets and do a little cat and dog hair removal. My home always seems so much cleaner after just a simple vacuuming.


- If you have leather car seats, do they need a quick wipedown with Armor-All or your favorite leather care solution? If your seats are cloth, do you need to vacuum and do any spot cleaning? It took me only 7 minutes today to freshen my car seats and wipe down the dashboard.

- Do you have your Mother's Day present and card ready to send? If your mother is deceased (as is mine), is there a special older woman in your life who has guided or supported you? Maybe she might like a Mother's Day card from you.

- Empty trash cans and recycling if needed


Today I'm vacuuming all three bedrooms (the fourth is occupied by an extremely messy college student, so it's not vacuumable), the small corridor in my office that isn't covered in merchandise, both living rooms, both sets of stairs, and the hallway. That covers all the carpeted areas.

I'll take a break for lunch, and then move on to vacuum the hardwood floors in my dining room, kitchen and breakfast nook.

I expect all today's vacuuming to take less than 40 minutes. Then my major project for the day will be done. I can return to my work, and pay attention to daily maintenance cleaning chores such as running the dishwasher, cleaning the kitchen sink, and doing a load of laundry.

I hate dragging the heavy vacuum around, but I do admit vacuuming is nice since you see instant results!

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Helena blogs about fashion, home decor, art, cooking, movies, and other lovely topics. She has a great positive attitude, and you can tell she strives for (and attains) happiness! I think you'll see a lot of inspiring photos here, and you'll enjoy a lot of the interesting finds she blogs about.


I am so tempted by this blue tiered bento box. Except I work at home, so I don't have a legitimate need for a lunch box. Darn!

Bento Boxes, at Plastica


Grow Your Own Cocktails (Chow)

Housecleaning Improves My Relationships (CNN)

Mother's Day Brunches (Cooking Light)

Season's Best: Artichokes (Cooking Light)

10 Cosmetic Uses for Everyday Foods (Chow)

14 Cute Spring Date Outfits (Glamour)

1 comment :

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aaaw thank you so so much! How did I miss this?! Thank you you absolutely made my evening xoxoxo