I have found, when I "work", although my back and shoulder may hurt, they recover quite well with rest AND I feel so good at knowing that I have done something really useful (to me), that the work renews my spirit and I feel better emotionally.
Spring cleaning. It has taken me a while to get motivated, so I made out my list of what needed doing, so as not to miss cleaning something that I get used to looking at and forget--it needs a good cleaning.
For example, the ceiling fan in the living room. It is kind of a scary thing to do--standing on a low stool, looking up and taking off the glass shades and reaching up to wash the paddles.
I put the glass shades in the DW, along with other colored glass,
that needed cleaning, and the fan turned out nice.
These things are a wonder! Just use plain water and wash the window or mirror, or picture frame glass with the blue one, then dry with the purple one. Once over, and there are no streaks--none! The greasy film is gone and the glass absolutely sparkles! Amazing. Sure saves my shoulder and not spritzing Windex and then going over it with 452 thousand sheets of paper towel.
It took me less than 4 minutes to do both kitchen windows!
Another product I absolutely have to have with our rusty, calcium laden water is:
Over time, my white clothes and kitchen curtains have become a sort of rusty/beige. Put a cup of this in the washer, put the curtains in, agitate for a few minutes, then let soak for 20 minutes, add detergent and put through the wash cycle.
This is what the curtains looked like last week.
This is what they looked like yesterday after their treatment in the soak.
Bedroom and bathroom on Monday. Laundry area and kitchen on Tuesday and today, the living room. I pulled out every piece of furniture into the middle of the room and dusted it, cleaned out the table drawers, vacuumed my chair and couch and vacuumed the carpeting where they one sat.
Then put everything back and vacuumed the rest of the carpet. Put up the new metal art that Jen gave me for Christmas, under the cross-- over there by the couch. Everything looks so clean and shiny, the place smells good and I feel so comfortable.
Not a very good photo. Off to the right, you can see the computer room, and the room I will tackle on Friday. I should take a before photo just to scare you all. LOL
Tomorrow, lunch with the Old School Gal Pals and a visit with my sister at The Farm and maybe a stop at the cemetery to say "Hi" to Fred.