March 26, 2012

Git 'Er Done - Day One

So, as I mentioned last week, this week will be "Git 'Er Done Week."  That means I'm going to tackle a lot of things I'm been meaning to do for a while.  They aren't glamorous, but sometimes you just gotta git 'er done.  


We had a little family party this weekend, which was a great way to kick off git 'er done week.  Why?  Because nothing gives you the nudge to clean up like having people over.  Am I right?  Yeah.  So, here's what I've done so far.

1) Out of reach dusting.

My first project was to get friendly with this guy.  I'm afraid this week is going to be like a week of confessions.  You're going to see all the things I should be doing when I'm blogging instead :)  Turns out there's a LOT of dust and cob webs above my head that get ignored.  I started walking around the house and searching for those hard to reach areas.  Yikes.  That was a good one to get done.


2) Baseboard repainting.

Another confession.  We let our boys ride their trikes around the house during the winter.  It gets them a little exercise and keeps them happy, but it also scuffs up the baseboards pretty badly.  I went to the Depot and got a new bucket of paint and started repainting them.  It's amazing how it makes the house feel so much more fresh and clean.

Before:

After:

3) Wipe Down Doorways and Casing Around Them

It's amazing how dirty the doors and and doorways can get - especially around that 3' high level.  There are twenty little fingers in this house that are often sticky.  I wiped the doors down.

Did any of you guys watch the Friday Night Lights TV Series?  During the opening credits there's a part where they leave the locker room and I think they slap the "P" on the wall for Panthers on their way out.  EVERYTIME I saw that part I just wanted to jump into the TV with a Clorox wipe and clean that wall for them.  It was gross. Okay, now you think I'm crazy, but I had to get that off my chest :)

4) Laundry

We have one room upstairs that isn't used.  It turns into what I am terming "Lake Laundry."  It's all clean, but it just needs to be put away.  Well, I tackled it and won.  Now I just need to keep it that way.  THIS IS NOT MY PICTURE, but I had to post it when I found it.  Doesn't doing laundry feel like this sometimes?  If it were my picture and I couldn't find my children I'm pretty sure I'd look here first.  You could have a whole other kid in there that you forgot about.


Now that all the basic areas are clean I can dig into something bigger tomorrow.  Tomorrow I'll be taking you into the nasty garage.  It's going to be good.  See you then.

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