It’s that time of the year that I dread the most. That time when I put everything, including life, hobbies (like writing and reading) on hold in order to make my house spotless. I try to keep my house as clean as I could, but unfortunately, my husband and stepdaughter have a tendency to put trash into drawers, closets, cabinets and out of view instead of the trash can.
The other day, I was getting ready for a job interview that’s kind of far away when I pulled out my “wire” box and searched for the cord that charges my GPS. Couldn’t find it.
I always keep all my cords, chargers, and wires in the same place. However, inside the box I found a necklace belonging to my stepdaughter (one suspect as to who played with the box). I also found my husband’s MP3 player charger was gone (suspect number two). I asked my husband if he took my GPS charger, which looks almost exactly like his MP3 charger, and he admitted to grabbing a charger that didn’t fit his player. He also told me the charger is “somewhere”. Yeah, like that’s helpful.
So I started my search in the kitchen and the three junk drawers. I found the charger, but I also found a lot of useless stuff like expired coupons, screws, nuts, bolts, a few toys, and other things that don’t belong there. I don’t use those junk drawers so I don’t notice what’s inside them. A few months ago, they were empty except for a few tea candles in one of them.
Well, you can only imagine the rage I felt when I noticed that I could barely close those drawers. I looked through the rest of the house and realized my husband and I have pack-ratted a little over the winter. We have things my hubby refused to let me throw out although they’re broken and cheap to buy. My hubby is a bit of a pack rat and I know it’ll be take a lot of convincing to throw some of the things out. It took me two years to convince him to throw out a broken recliner that no longer has the bottom half.
So yesterday, after I came home from the job interview I started de-cluttering the house. Today, I plan to de-clutter the house even more. Funny how junk collects and sneaks up on you without you noticing!
I plan to de-clutter my house and clean it spotless over the rest of this week. Wish me luck!
I wish Mother Nature would be nice to me and make it warm and sunny so I could clean my windows and carpets. I try to clean those at least once a year around March or April, except this year has been too rainy. My yard is actually flooding and I’m very glad I don’t have a basement as that would most likely be flooding after all this rain.
So how do you spring clean? Do you wait for a certain month or anything?