One room a week
Last week it was the bathroom which was cleaned to within an inch of its life.
After lunch I decided to make a start on cleaning and sorting the kitchen worktops so that when Mr C arrived home from church he would be able to take the rubbish out and I could wash the floor.
I cleared and washed one section of worktop, then sprayed the hob and left the cleaner to do its work while I caught up in here. Mr C arrived back as I was finishing cleaning the hob, so he put the dishes away while I put all the bits of the hob back together (we have a 4-ring hob and I can remove the temperature knobs, take the gas ring assemblies to pieces and remove the framework which holds the pots).
I cleared and washed the next section of worktop, threw a load of extraneous packaging into the 'horse bedding box' for my colleague and started the second load of laundry. After a few more eBay listings and another sale, I put most of the items back on the worktop I'd just cleaned and finally turned my attention to the new worktop on the far side of the kitchen. That too is now washed, tidy and sorted out.
Plans for the week off we have next month include taking a trip to the local household waste site with things that can be recycled from there and donating a load of non-eBayable items to the homeless charity whose main warehouse is half a mile further down the road. That will clear a few more bags of bits off the worktops and out of the conservatory.
The two remaining tasks are for Mr C to take the rubbish out and for me to wash the floor. I think both of those may end up being done tomorrow rather than tonight as that was a good few hours of work there. But the kitchen worktops are now clean, which is a good thing.
And I have accomplished my main task of cleaning at least one room thoroughly every weekend. I'm now going to go back to the eBay listings and see whether I can list my way through another bagful of clutter before the evening is out.
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