Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cleaning and Painting!

And did I mention more cleaning?

Yep, from the minute we closed on the house, well, after I got over the shock of the kids accident, I spent days cleaning and painting.

Umm, did I mention cleaning?  UGH!

It should be common practice for houses to be deep cleaned before being turned over to a new owner, but apparently that is not always the case.  It is certainly not that the former owners were slobs. Really.  It is just that they LIVED in their house.  With kids.  And a few pets.

And let's face it, we do not see own our messes as well as others see them.  And we do not clean behind furniture and in drawers as often as we should.

Let's just say that I now appreciate 34 Weeks of Clean even more than I ever did before.  And I am seriously thinking about writing a book with that same title.

5 rooms have now been painted and countless hours (because it would be way too depressing to count) have been spent scrubbing our new house.  I have never been so thankful that the house sat empty for a few weeks before our furniture and such was moved in.  Yes, we may have lived like sqautters for a while, but at least it gave us time to clean and paint.

And clean some more.

Thanks goodness for two of the hardest workers I know!

And for two boys who are good at entertaining themselves.

A note to you my friends- good cleaning and organizing habits are your friends!  And make the lives of others easier as well!

See what a three week move really looks like on Monday!



  1. We travel with my husband's work, sometimes for months at a time, and every time we come home it is crazy how much deep cleaning we have to do, even when nobody lives there!

    1. I bet! An empty house seems to take on a life of its own!

  2. I totally agree Michelle. I helped a friend pack to move and after only living in her brand new home for less than a year we had a lot of deep cleaning to do. Knowing this new person would be my neighbor I really dug in there but I kept thinking how many people actually do all this for the new owners of their homes? Yes book please :)

    1. You will be the first person to read it, my friend! Thanks for all your amazing printables and encouragement along the way. I could not have asked for a better partner!!


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