Mr. & Mr. Clean

Apparently they had our new house cleaned after the estate sale and before it hit the market. If we hadn't been told that I would have guessed it was sometime during the Ford administration. We spent the day cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms and closets so that we're not totally creeped out putting our dishes or clothes away. And even after the spraying of cleaners and scrubbing of dirt and dust, we still put down a layer of drawer/shelf liner just so there's something somewhere thats clean and white. Happily the combination of Green Clean, Clorox Cleanup Bleach and Windex Spring Rain seems to be eliminating the old lady smell.

Tomorrow we continue the scrubbing and mopping, and moving more of our stuff to the garage. It's going to be a hellish week, but I'm already excited to get started. We have foundation work beginning Monday, and gutter replacement just as soon as we schedule it. As he does, Brett's vacillating between excitement and soul-crushing dread.

Mrs. B, is trash day on Thursday?

5 comments:

Raina Cox said...

I so know what you mean about walking that fine line "between excitement and soul-crushing dread." After five weeks in our house, I'm just now getting to the point where the fires are pretty much put out and I can concentrate on the pretty.

Karena said...

Moving is so exciting, and yes so much work!! I can't wait to see your place. Holiday Housewarming?

David said...

I can't wait to concentrate on the pretty Raina, if we ever get there!

It's going to be a while before we can have visitors Karena. Quite a while.

Kathleen said...

Haha, I know what you mean about getting rid of the fusty old smell and making it all clean and fresh. And, sanitary, of course.

Things will be just the way you want them in no time at all.

soodie :: said...

It is a rollercoaster. Open all the windows and doors, and line your nostrils with lavender lotion -- that smell lingers in your nose days after that house smell is gone...