I'm housecleaning to get ready for Christmas. This is major housecleaning I'm talking about, gutting rooms and chucking stuff and rearranging furniture and I'm doing it room by room.
I started early last week with the master bedroom. In a house that's just over 750 square feet it seems that the master bedroom often doubles as the storeroom. But I managed to work on it all one day and got it looking decent by supper time.
Next was the kids rooms. That was the real chore. On Friday I went in armed with a bag for garbage and a bag for donations and went ruthlessly through the kids stuff. They played. For little messes they're fine but for the utter disaster their room had become, a professional was needed.
The living room was yesterday and today. It was spread over two days because I was not only chucking and donating but also rearranging. It wasn't bad when I started but since I wanted to go through EVERYTHING it looked like a disaster area by yesterday evening. It's nice now though and all the books are on the proper shelves and all the tinker toys and Legos are in their respective boxes.
So only the kitchen and bathroom left. Those rooms will be easy however. They aren't the disaster zones the bedrooms were and they aren't the overstuffed, waiting-to-implode time bomb that the living room was. They just need the regular weekly scrubbing and surface cleaning. It will be a welcome relief to scrub the toilet rather thensort through yet another bucket of toys.