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Friday Favorites

Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cleaning | Tags: City Living, Cleaning, Friday Favorites, Goals, Mom stuff, Moving | 2 Comments »

I just hired movers for our move in May.  I’m feeling like a real grown-up adult!  I’ve never moved with actual movers before.  Rented a U-Haul?  Yes.  Hired someone to do the heavy lifting?  No.  So  now my mind is on this move.  Every time I’ve moved in the past 15 years, I’ve worked for Target.  I had a steady and free stream of boxes at my disposal.  I really should have stocked up before I left because now I get to hunt for boxes.  I may be hiring movers, but we’ll be doing the packing and I’m not going to buy boxes.  I’m just too cheap for that.

So what does this all have to do with Friday Favorites?

Cleaning and Cleaning supplies.

This place is going to sparkle when we leave- I have allotted 2 weeks to move- 1 week to move miscellaneous before the truck move, and one week after to clean.

I am serious about this.


These things have worked in the past and I hope they continue to do the trick. I’m working from the worst cleaning jobs on down to the easiest. Just in case I am not as serious as I think about this whole cleaning thing I have looked up some numbers for domestic cleaning services in Bournemouth as a back up.

Oven: I don’t think I have ever cleaned my oven as long as I’ve lived here. Gross I know, but it’s not a fun job….so there’s that.

Hardwood Floors: we have a lot of them- a lot as in all except the bathroom and kitchen. I like the look of hardwoods but combined with radiators and nothing circulating the air around we get a lot of dust and dirt, everywhere. I haven’t used this product but it’s got some good reviews and I haven’t found the “one” hardwood product that I can’t live without just yet. So we’ll give this one a go.

Radiators: There has got to be some sort of tool for this. A-HA! There is:

Walls and wood work: I think I’m going straight up vinegar and water here. I’ll hit it with the dry swiffer first to get rid of the dust/ cobwebs and then go at it with some old t-shirts.

Bathroom: I grew up with Softscrub and I HATE it with a passion. I feel like you are forever rinsing and drying and wiping up that white residue, I just can’t do it. I do however, like Comet. And this is even better than Comet because it smells so lovely. I’ve been using this to clean my tub weekly and I’ve never enjoyed cleaning my tub so much! Can I say I’m going to miss my tub? My big huge cast iron claw foot tub? I’m going to miss it. Probably more than any other thing in this house.

Of course I’m a total cleaning supply junkie and I have a whole cabinet full of things from which to choose from in a pinch. From bleach and Fabuloso to Method and 7th Generation, with a little elbow grease (and maybe a few cold ones) I think I can do this.

Now, who wants to watch my kids?

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2 Comments on “Friday Favorites”

  1. 1 julie ecklund said at 6:42 pm on April 8th, 2011:

    I will, I will!!

  2. 2 erinclot said at 2:05 pm on April 15th, 2011:

    You sure about that? 🙂

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