Saturday, August 23, 2008

What do you call Spring Cleaning in August?

Eric and I have spent the last 2 days de-junking and cleaning our apartment. I'm a big one for straightening and making things look nice, but only once in a while do I deep clean a room. So not surprisingly, this was at Eric's suggestion. Using a laundry basket as a "get rid of" bin, we had emptied 5 laundry baskets worth of junk into the dumpster by the time we were done. That doesn't seem like a lot, but the basket was pretty big and our apartment is pretty small, so it was surprising all the unnecessary stuff we had accumulated in our just 2.5 years of marriage. And that it took 2 full days was a shock as well- we started at about 2:00 Thursday and I thought we'd finish about 8 or 9 that night. Wrong! We worked till about 11 and got up Friday morning to continue, and we finished moping the kitchen last night at about 10:30. Wow, it took a while, but it is soooo worth it, I love being in my newly cleaned home! It feels so nice and organized, and I know where everything is. But I can't imagine doing this in a big house as compared to an apartment, and with several kids worth of stuff to go through instead of just one! But we'll see how long this lasts with a little terror on the loose!


Scottie and Kimber said...

So YOU guys are the ones who filled up all the dumpsters!!!!!!

haha, totally kidding.

The Curtis Family said...

Man, you aren't kidding about accumulation. When we moved from our old house to this one, we'd lived there for five years and had two kids. It was unREAL how much junk we had. Sounds like you got the Stastny genes for cleaning too :). Between our cleaning and decorating talents, woo hoo our husbands are lucky!