We cleaned our basement! Cleared out empty boxes and made sure that as much as possible was off the floor because we do have occasional trickles of water. Also made sure my emergency water supplies were on the BOTTOM instead of over things they could ruin! Here's a look: The basement came with the white … Continue reading Cleaning the Basement for the First Time
While I was at work on Friday, my husband was being a total sweetie. Remember I cleaned up, and I was very proud of myself? My husband was proud of me too. Too bad the tape made it look bad, right? **pause** Well, I came home to this: To refresh you, this is what it … Continue reading **Squee!** Husbandly Surprise
I was quite manic this week while my husband was out at a work meeting, and took it upon myself to clean our entryway. Fully. Completely. I swept, then dust mopped, then mopped again. With the Flylady's mop, which was SUPER NICE. Then I scooted around on my butt (I can't bend over) and scrubbed … Continue reading Manic Cleaning Spree
So, I've been following Flylady, and this has both made my house MUCH cleaner... and cracked my husband up a few times. I've ordered a few items from her site, namely a feather duster (ostrich feathers!) and an extra large mop. Oh, and a toilet scrubby, and a few cleaning cloths. Most of it was … Continue reading What, You Don’t Do This Too?
Normally, my house's cleanliness is directly related to my level of mania or depression. If I'm depressed it looks like it was hit by a tornado. If I'm manic it's picked up at least and dishes done, if not really clean. I don't like cleaning. And the only time I can convince myself to do … Continue reading FlyLady and Cleaning My House
My husband went down into the basement this last week for something or another, and I went down after him and immediately began coughing. Which, I might note, is not normal for my basement. A quick look around revealed water on the floor in one corner, a leaking water softener... and SO MANY things with … Continue reading Surprise Homeowner Costs
It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy. My house often reflects this. My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry. So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is