Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cleaning House

As many of you know, my house is not the tidiest one on the block. We have way too much extra furniture at the moment, and I have a few wee problems with organization. On the other hand, we enjoy having guests visit.

So before guests show up at our house, there is usually a bit of work to be done. Earlier in the year, I wrote about cleaning up before a party. A party means that the common rooms need to be cleaned, straightened and vaccuumed.

A guest means that we need to totally clear out our second bedroom. Although there is also straightening, vaccuuming, and general cleaning involved, mostly it requires moving stuff. That's right, we merely move all the extra crap from the middle room into the back room, and voila! The room is beautiful.

I wish any of the rooms in our house were this clean . . . 
However, once our guest is gone, the boxes, papers, card tables, magazines, extra blankets and pillows, and all our other detritus gradually completes a return migration to the middle room.

Luckily, at the moment we have a guest for a month. Luca, a graduate student from Italy is staying at our house. This means our middle room is spotless and the back room is difficult to enter. We can only hope that when he leaves, we will finally start sorting and getting rid of stuff, thereby creating two gorgeous, neat rooms.

Yeah, like that's going to happen!

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