March 22, 2010

Cleaning

No, not my own house, but my mother-in-laws.

My cleaning and pitching and donating spree is on a bit of a break. I've been helping my husband and siblings get their mom's house ready to put it up for sale. Since my father-in-law passed away about two and a half years ago, it's been tough keeping up with the house - both physically and on a fixed income. So it's time to downsize again and look for something more manageable.

Saturday a week ago, I spent the day cleaning windows, blinds and ceiling fans and washing curtains. Today, I cleaned the kitchen and bathroom from top to bottom so only maintenance is needed in those rooms. Now I'm not a clean fanatic, but I realize that we all need to pitch in and get things ready for putting the house on the market.

But tomorrow, I'll be working on my own house - spring cleaning time. Oh how my hands will suffer.

9 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You go girl! I have been doing some but every year I like it less and less!
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TSannie said...

As Noe Noe said: YOU GO GIRL! Stage your M-I-L's home and clean yours. Then go get a manicure!

Nurse Nancy said...

You are a good egg and we all know it. Take care of yourself too!

Mental P Mama said...

There is no better feeling in the world than accomplishing these chores! You are such a good egg!!!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Wow! That's so great of you to do all that! You can do my house next if you are still on a roll :-P

bermudabluez said...

Actually I dread doing my Dad's house...but I know that the time will come. Congrats for all the work that you've gotten done!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What will it take to entice you to come here and do my spring cleaning? I'm wide open for negotiations....

Jo said...

Please please please post about your cleaning spree when you start on your own house so I can get inspired to start my own....lol

Sue said...

When your all finished cleaning you can drive up to Rahway and visit with my FIL....he refuses to have a cleaning lady come in to the house....They will steal everything!!!.......and at 89 the house is in need of either a cleaning or a fumigation....Hey, you try to help and he tells you to leave....what do you do?? How is your Mom doing??