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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Goes Beyond Spring Cleaning

Since first moving out of my mom's house, I regularly moved every few years. Then I bought a house in San Jose. Five years later, I feel like my house needs that floor to ceiling, wall to wall cleaning that houses only get when you move in or move out. I have a freakishly burning desire to take a day off work, magically move all of the furniture out of my house into the garage, and clean EVERYTHING, then move back in again, deciding once again where to store things and how to arrange the kitchen and what items go on which shelves. I know this is unrealistic, because it couldn't possibly be done in a day and I'm not really interested in doing it for more than a day or two, but it's still remains a weird fantasy as I walk around my house.

Alternately, I've considered emptying one room at a time to see how it goes, probably starting with the kitchen or quite possibly the dining room, which has never worked for me the way I wanted it to. Still, even doing this much is more than I could legitimately do on my own. I mean, it's not like I can just toss my dining table and buffet over a shoulder and move it out to the back porch all by myself.

So what's a girl to do? How do you achieve that "just moved in" freshness in a place you've lived for years?

Meanwhile, I'm going to vacuum today during my "lunch break", because one thing is certain: two orange cats produce a lot of orangeish dust bunnies.

1 Comments:

  • Like people who are moving, if you plan well ahead and offer food, you may be able to get people to come over and help you move things.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 12:08 PM  

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