Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cleaning Challenge--Living Room--Day 2

Yay! I finally got some things accomplished on the challenge today. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for washing windows. I got all three of the living room ones washed, and while I was at it I also washed the curtains. I moved everything away from the wall with the windows, and did a thorough vacuuming/dusting there. I also dusted the piano and the TV and cleaned the TV screen with a nifty little cleaner that is specially made for TVs and computers. And I washed the couch cover at the same time I washed the curtains. Also sorted through a couple of boxes of miscellaneous stuff, put some books away, and moved a bunch of toys into the kids' room.

As a side note, I used a half & half vinegar/water mixture in a spray bottle to wash the windows. Normally I use Windex, but I was wanting to try something more natural. I really liked the way it worked, and I think I will use it most of the time from now on. I like the vinegar smell better than ammonia, plus I know it is not as harsh as breathing in the Windex fumes.

I'll hopefully get to take some pictures of the progress and post them tomorrow.

3 comments:

mindee said...

Good going on the challenge! So far this week, I'm still playing catch-up! Sometimes I feel like I'm chasing my tail in this regard!

Your natural window cleaner made me think of the Method products at Tarjay. I have been using the lavender all-purpose cleaner for a couple months and I really love it. They cost about the same as other cleaners, but they're natural, bio-degradable, and don't have the harsh smell of other cleaners. They clean really well, too. :)

I need to get something to clean our LCD laptop screen. What do you use on your tv? I've heard that I can use a distilled water/alcohol mixture, but I'm scared to try it. :)

Mrs.T said...

Wow, you certainly did accomplish a lot! All I got done was to sort through a couple of stacks of things in the living room and get rid of one hot spot!

I'm not expecting much to get accomplished today -- Wednesdays are always difficult.

Keep up the good work!

Carrie said...

Mindee, I know what you mean about chasing one's tail . . . I am constantly trying to catch up! I don't know how moms do it who also work outside the home. I guess I just need to get more organized!! I have heard good things about the Method cleaners--I will have to check them out next time we go to Tarjay. :D I posted about the screen cleaner--it's really handy. It probably is the same as the distilled water/alcohol, but I was like you--nervous about making my own, and this came with the little microfiber thingy on the handle, so it works for me.

Mom, getting rid of hotspots is a big thing, even though it may seem like a little thing. :) I find that as soon as I put out one hot spot, another one pops up somewhere else! Gotta work on that.