Clean House Advent Calendar Days 7 and 8 – Weekend Cleaning
This week has been ridiculous. It’s almost Thursday and I am finally posting about my weekend cleaning, but I’m really excited to tell you about it all. I realize now that a post a day on top of actually cleaning something different each day on top of taking care of an active 5 year old…is a little unrealistic! I’m still trying, but I don’t think I’ll ever catch up. My goal at this point is to get the house clean and in order by the end of the month so I can start 2014 with a renewed sense of clean.
As I mentioned in my messy house post, I have recently been able to get certain things done during my weekend cleaning, such as the floors and the bathroom and this past weekend was no exception. I just took it a little step further and cleaned the baseboards, too! You can see a little yellow spot in the picture above of some glue on the baseboards that I could not get clean. I used bleach cleaner and a toothbrush on it and it just stayed yellow. Bummer.
Benjamin really got into the cleaning as well and helped with vacuuming and using a Lysol sweeper. He really wanted to use the Swiffer because it is battery-operated and makes a fun noise, but we were out of wood floor cleaner and pads for the Swiffer.
He also saw me cleaning the walls when I was cleaning the baseboards and he wanted to help with that as well. We even got a little photo bomb of our pug, Abby. She was so excited that we were moving around the house and doing things. She’s not scared of the vacuum like our big dog, Molly, so she was right there with us all day.
Once again, I was proud of us both for getting some good cleaning done and for the quality time we had together. I love that Benjamin gets so excited about helping to clean and I’m going to keep encouraging him because I don’t want him to grow up thinking that my mess is normal.