Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunny Monday

I love being able to work outside - with just the right amount of shading over my office table, I can still see my laptop. My dogs get more exercise and we're all happier this way!


Citronella Tealight Candles, on Amazon

  • Take stock of your citronella candles, mosquito repellent (if applicable), and other outdoor candles. Need to add anything to your shopping list? Using and enjoying the candles you already have?

  • Go for a walk tonight.

  • Hose down patio furniture if needed (Mine has bird poop on it!)

  • When's the last time you had some fresh summer corn?

  • Make menu plans and create grocery list for the week.


Purple Bathroom Rug, on Amazon

I have three bathrooms, so if I clean one a week, then skip a week lazily, my bathrooms are only getting cleaned once a month. That's not enough!

So tonight I'm thoroughly cleaning all three. I expect it to take about 1.5 hours, mostly because of scrubbing bathtubs and showers. Otherwise, everything else will require only a quick wipedown because I've been so good at regular maintenance cleaning.

I'm removing rugs and towels, laundering anything that needs it, cleaning toilet paper holders, emptying and sanitizing wastebaskets, wiping down baseboards, washing walls where needed, wiping light bulbs and light switches, wiping down towel racks, scrubbing toilets inside and out, mopping floors, scrubbing showers and bathtubs, scrubbing sinks, and wiping down mirrors and counters.

I don't need to sort the inside of cabinets since I've had so many cabinet sorting projects lately.

When I'm done cleaning, it will be too hot tonight for a long bath. But I might take an extra long shower in my freshly scrubbed bathroom. I'll treat myself and use plenty of my favorite Aveda shampoo that I hoard since it's expensive.

LOVELY HOME: F. A. Seeds Company

What a great place to get home care supplies! Open since the late 1800s, the F. A. Seeds company sells useful home maintenance kits including the "Parlor Maid's Helper" and "Chef's Cutlery Kit." Or you can buy individual bottles of silver polish, wood treatment oil, silver polish, and leather care items. It makes me want to put on an old episode of Upstairs, Downstairs in the background and get to scrubbing!

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