Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cleaning Day- I

Yesterday, I got rid of all the clutter in the living room, changed my handbag and cleaned out all sorts of unnecessary papers, cleared the kitchen counters and basically broke my back doing all this.

I have decided to do the Grand Spring Cleaning Event where I wash and re-hang all the curtains, get rid of the clutter in cupboards, bathroom and etc. Therefore, I asked the cleaning lady to come next week as well.

Today, she basically attacked the dust which had been accumulating for weeks now. Since it is going to rain I asked her not the wash the windows from the outside. Doing everything in a day is not possible.

The kitchen counters were a mess and it really is sad because, that custom kitchen had cost me two arms and two legs. As soon as the cleaning lady came in and started in my bedroom, I cut up my veggies and stir-fried them for Monday and Tuesday meals. Then, I started the dish washer. When she cleans the kitchen there will be nothing out of place.

I am actually proud of myself because, I am usually very lazy as far as housework is concerned.

I know that there are still tons of stuff that I need to get rid of. In the past I used to change jobs frequently and sometimes that meant moving. So, with each move, I used to get rid of unnecessary stuff every 2-3 years. Now that I have been living in my primary residence mostly since 2004, clutter is taking over. There has been a couple of years I worked in Ankara but I used to come home every month so, I had never really moved. These days, I am staying at the studio during the week but always coming home for the weekend.

I must make a To Do List. I also want the cleaning lady come every two weeks. It is not that big a cost (here in this country) and since I am especially allergic to home dust, I think I should spend the money. Besides the poor girl needs to work especially hard when I do not call her on a regular basis.

I keep noticing this and that to be fixed around my home. For instance, I need a new toilet seat cover which I will hopefully buy today.

Also the floors desperately need to be changed but I think I may postpone that business till next year when I will need to have my walls painted. I will try not to stare at the floors:)

8 comments:

  1. Very productive! I have been working crazy hours at work and accidentally slept in until 9 am Saturday morning (during week I am up by 3) - cutting up vegetables and making soup is the plan for today

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    1. Yes, I feel very accomplished :)

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  2. Clearing and cleaning my kitchen counters is my present task. J came and helped me clear things off the counter. Actually, she did it. When she became ill, the cleaning was left for me. I cannot stand very long, so this will take several days!

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    1. Can you believe how much junk accumulates on those counters?

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  3. need to do some Spring cleaning myself........

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    1. It is certainly that time of the year.

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  4. Phew! I got as far as a decent laundry on the weekend and throwing open the doors and windows around the house to let some fresh air in. That helped immensely as it was an absolutely glorious weekend. A cleaning lady really helps - something I'm going to look into for my cousin. Neither of us is particularly on top of things when it comes to cleaning the house, so having a semi-regular cleaner would make it that much easier for us (**amend that to *I* am not particularly on top of things = lazy bum)! I'm sure all your hard work will be worth it xx

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    1. Unless one dusts and vacuums every few days and puts back everything in it's place, clutter and dust will take over. Mom does that. One days she dusts the surfaces, the next day she runs the small vacuum around, puts everything in place and her apartment is always spic and span. I think, you have to be Obsessive Compulsive to do it. She thinks it's normal and I am lazy. Lol!

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