Saturday, April 7, 2018

Spring Cleaning Isn't Done Yet And It's Driving Me Nuts!

Next month, our big painting project will begin. We'll be painting all of the walls in our home. It's long overdue. The current paint is a cheap, flat paint that feels like chalk. It's not washable. For the first few years, I tackled scuffs and stains with Magic Eraser. Eventually, that effort was useless. We had plans on painting the walls last year, but Lisa wasn't able to get the time off. Our walls look like crap. It's time.

Lisa took the week of May 14th - 18th off so we could tackle this enormous project together. My plans are to begin the week before so she's not spending her entire vacation painting, cleaning, and moving furniture.

I don't mind painting. I find it relaxing. 

I'm counting the days until the big painting project begins. Not only am I fed up with our dingy walls, I'm also putting Spring cleaning on hold. There's no sense in moving furniture and kitchen appliances to clean now because we'll be doing the exact same thing a month from now.

The waiting is pinching my nerves. It's driving me crazy. I did attempt to Spring clean the bathroom and kitchen a few weeks ago. I got the bathroom done. When Lisa got home, she said, "Why are you Spring cleaning now? Let's wait until we paint the walls."

She was right, but I wasn't thrilled with the idea of waiting. 

As a Work at Home Dog Mom, I'm home all of the time. I live here. I work here. I have a low tolerance for clutter, dust, catchall areas, and disarray. It distracts me. I find it difficult to sit and completely focus on something if there are dried coffee splatters on the counter or dirty dishes in the sink.

I do housework every single day. I want to. I need to.

Typically, I get Spring cleaning done during the last week of March. Although I do a Summer, Fall, and Winter cleaning, Spring cleaning is the biggest cleaning event out of the 4 seasons.

We're heading into the second week of April. It's been cold, but I know the temperatures are going to start warming up. When that happens, I'll be feeling the pangs of Spring cleaning not being done yet.

I'll have to resist temptation.

It'll be hard.

But, I'll hold on.

One more month...

No comments:

Post a Comment