I have been feeling the desire to start whipping my house into shape for awhile now. The other day I took the time to make a list of all of the things I need to do in each room before baby gets here....it took up two pages. For those of you that don't remember, Zac and I had a bug infestation this fall. It was awful and disgusting and as super impatient me, I bug bombed the hell outta my house in an attempt to end it. It didn't. I just ended up with a chemical film all over my entire house that I want gone before I have my little one playing on the floor. I can't help it, I have had spring cleaning on the mind and I have been overwhelmed thinking about what needs done. I just had to get started. Saturday I decided it was time.
I figured I should start with the stuff that I need good weather to accomplish since it was beautiful outside. I opened the doors and started by taking down every curtain in the house and starting them in the wash. Then I took down the mini blinds, washed them in the newly scrubbed bathtub, and hung them outside to dry. While my windows were naked I washed all my windows too.
I figured while everything was down I should make it feel like summer in the house too so I drug in my storage tubs that hold my extra curtains and pillows and swapped everything out.
Note to everyone out there cleaning mini-blinds...make sure ya know what windows they came from. How it's possible that I ended up with one blind that simply would not fit in any of the windows in my house is perplexing and frustrating. It was an impossible riddle....for both Zac and I.
Now, in addition to a refreshed house, I have part of a baby's room started....which will change drastically before bean gets here, but I just had to have something already.
And I finally got to put up the shower curtain that I found for super cheap at the thrift store. It's funky and bright and I dig it....even if the color looks weird in this picture.
After hours of cleaning and redecorating I was spent. Absolutely done for. I don't think I made it past 9...but I am not 100% since I actually crawled into bed with my book before 8. Yep...8 o'clock on a Saturday night. But it was worth it.
I am loving the swapped out curtains and the fact that I already feel like the house is cleaner even if it's not a huge difference. I still have a long list so if you know anyone interested in helping me shampoo all my carpets, wipe down the walls, clean the baseboards, touch up the painters caulk, fix the guest shower, rehang my bedroom door, repaint all kinds of things, and seal my deck, then you send them my way!