Monday, April 05, 2010

Spring Cleaning!

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I've got the spring-cleaning bug really bad!  I took a vacation day today so I could clean...how pathetic is that?  Who uses vacation days to clean?  I cleaned out all the cabinets in my bathroom which I haven't done in a long time.  I found medication that expired in 2004!!!  I even replaced all the old shelf paper with new. Ahhh...it felt so good to get that done!

I better go get busy....there is a lot to clean in this little apartment!


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45 comments:

Darlene said...

That's so funny!! Because that is where I am starting my Spring cleaning!! I picked mine because I can get it done quickly and get that "good feeling" of accomplishment!! LOL

violetlady said...

I am waiting for that bug to hit me -- I hate cleaning.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think we have all been bit by that bug! Enjoy your day...take some time for yourself! Are you listening to good music while you clean? That always helps me! ♥

LiLi said...

this post reminds me to organize and clean my bathroom cabinets too.

Love the Decor! said...

Did that last week and it sure feels good when it's all done!!

raggygirlvintage said...

Feels so good to clean things out and get rid of the clutter (so we can bring more in of course!)
Tracey

Nancy's Notes said...

Now, that is great that you have started your spring cleaning! The spirit has not moved me yet, bummer!

I think you just inspired me, thanks Cindy!!

Nancy

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I've already got the bathroom done, it is the rest of the house that is ahead of me lol Your home looks absolutely gorgeous. Love all of the white.

Kom Achterom said...

We say in the netherlands it tikkles
in the spring
An than you do the big cleaning!!
The summer has to come.
Have a nice cleaning tikkle
greatings Yolanda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm actually in the mood to Spring clean and I hate cleaning, Cindy! I need to find a day when no one else will be home and maybe take that day as a vacation day to do it. I can get more done when no one is home getting under foot!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh Cindy, somehow I don't think a speck of dust is ever even in your place. It is always so pretty and perfect looking.

I really love the Spring time in your house with all the lovely flowers and shells.

Your blog is a like a vacation spot for me to go visit. I always feel so calm and happy when I leave there.

Hugs,
Joanne

Julie Harward said...

Thats some of what I am doing today too. I shouldn't be been doing it, it's not even been bee a full 2 weeks since surgery but I have too! So amid cold sweats and the quivers I am cleaning. Happy Spring...come say hi :D

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It always feels so good to get that cleaning done, seems to clear the head as well.Looks Great.~Cheers Kim

Anonymous said...

EEEEEYUCK! Spring cleaning! That is a dirty word!! LOL Too much to do outside here for a major inside cleaning. I totally rebel against the idea of spring cleaning. Most of the stuff we do when *spring cleaning* needs to be done more than once a year anyway. We do things as we have the time (and the mood strikes LOL). I usually like to do a good cleaning before the holidays.
Thankfully my hubby helps out. He will be cleaning windows once the pollen season is over. We've been enjoying working in our yard for now.

tina

The Tablescaper said...

I've yet to dig my way out from Easter and having my children home all week. Spring cleaning...hmm. Need to do some serious straightening up first.

- The Tablescaper

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

How fun, I love when I get that bug. I cleaned all of the cob webs yesterday. Where do they come from, I will never know. They just arrive over night because I never see them coming.
Have fun,
Ginger

Sandy said...

We've working on our basement. I can't believe all the stuff (and junk) down there. At least we don't have to work on the garage this summer. That is 99.9% done. Don't forget to rest too.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

A Cottage Muse said...

I love spring cleaning time! Making my nest lighter for the warmer weather and seeing everything almost sparkle in the sunshine!

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

Well if Spring Cleaning makes you feel good...a vacation day was well used! It is pretty awesome how much a person can get done in a small amount of time. Good for you!

Jan
BellaCasa

Kathysue said...

My Spring cleaning bug seems to be waxing and waning this year. I need a bug to get going but I am pooped after A fun family Easter day yesterday. Can I start tomorrow?!! Kathysue

My Dream Canvas said...

Thanks for inspiring me to get my spring cleaning started :-)

Betty said...

Yes, Cindy I did take off work to deep clean. Of course now being retired I don't have time to clean or care about cleaning. I just want to read beautiful blogs like yours. Your are my inspiration.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I'm sick like you, I take vacation days to clean and organize. Boy does it feel good once it's done.

Melanie said...

are you going to be spring cleaning any of your wonderful things into your etsy shop? (hint hint)

Cindy said...

I love your picnic basket with the hydrangeas in it. I used to have a basket like that , I sure wish I had kept it. I have a feeling there are a lot of working women who, like you, take vacation time to clean. How do some things get done otherwise? Have a lovely day. Cindy S

Melanie said...

I love to clean. It makes me feel so good when it is all finished.

Blondie's Journal said...

I like cleaning a little at a time and crossing it off of a list. It makes me feel empowered!!

xoxo
Janie

Susan said...

Cindy I am cleaning also!! LOL I have been gathering up stuff to redecorate my guest room!!

Nancy said...

Cindy,

That handpainted plate is absolutely beautiful. I've got a few that my Great Aunt painted and some my Mother in law painted. In fact, I think the ones my Mother in law gave me are the same shape of plate. So beautiful. The basket with hydrangeas atop the armoire is lovely as well. Such a peaceful color! Come over to my blog, I'm doing my first giveaway...$100 certificate to my shop. I've got alot of blue and white...some are the same patterns I've seen in pics of your home you've shared with us all.

Have a great week!

Joy said...

On your next vacation day you can come to my house and clean ;)
Everything looks great.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I just got through doing the
same thing. I started in the bathroom and moved to our bedroom,then on to the kitchen. I
still have the den and dining to do. It sure does feel so good when you get through.:O)

Vintageelena said...

I take vacation days to clean all the time Cindy--maybe we join the same support group!

Cindy~ said...

I've taken days off of work to clean. I love it and find it really relaxing. Infact, cleaning out my kitchen cupboards is one of my favorite things to do! :)

Mariette said...

Great idea! Here in Georgia though the pollen is so bad right now that it hardly works to keep it clean inside. Maybe a good rain shower will help us. But it sure is the best thing to do in the spring ~ on that I agree with you wholeheartedly! Good luck.

Kansas Amy said...

Yep, it's that time of the year... time to flip the matress too!

sewingseeds4U said...

I would take a day off to clean, too. I just love the feeling...good old fashioned spring cleaning. I am impressed that you even changed the shelf paper!

sandy said...

I'm on vacation in Florida and now after reading this I'm almost anxious to get home and clean! I LOVE cleaning...well, at least the feeling that comes after I'm done!

OK, I've gotta" BE IN THE MOMENT" and just ENJOY my vacation at the beach for now. The cleaning can wait.

rozetta said...

Sometimes you need to get caught up to enjoy your home.

I'm retiring in June and can't wait to start cleaning and organizing years of thrift store clutter. How sick it that?!

~elaine~

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

It is always good to clean up:)
I have the tecups to your tepot:)
Have a nice day Cindy....
eddaHugs

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy, my husband is gone to China for 2 weeks--he travels quite a bit, but I use the time while he is away to clean and organize. It feels good and keeps me busy! I'll bet your home looks beautiful!

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

At least you took a V day - I usually take an S!

I don't know any other way to get things done without interruption.

THANKS FOR THE NEW PICS OF YOUR HOME!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Good for you. Nothing feels better than to have a clean house. I cleaned good last week because of the crowd we had for Easter. Taking a day off wouldn't be enough for me, but it looks like you got a great start. I saw some lovely things I hadn't seen before too.

Sharon said...

Cindy, don't feel badly about taking one day to clean. I took a whole week last week to spring clean. I put it off as long as I could, but I had to do it eventually. I love the bookmarks by the way! Thank you.

House and Garden Boutique said...

Been cleaning windows and ceiling fans at our store.....wowie, they get so dirty during the year. We burn lots of candles and with the foot traffic thru the store, that kicks up lots of dust! I've even painted one our of larger display rooms......I'm raring to go! Ready for Spring and enjoying the warm weather that finally arrived here in Atlanta. Hope all was well with you during the earthquake.

Kim said...

I will admit it...I've taken a day off to clean & get stuff done around the house -- it's so much better than having it hang over your head!