Hi everyone! I don't do spring cleaning. I do Fall/Winter cleaning instead. I'm too busy in the "spring" with my garden to do any deep cleaning at that time . So what I do is spread it out over the fall, skipping Thanksgiving through Christmas and picking it back up in the middle of January. I've given up on the notion that my entire house will be clean at the same time! That's never going to happen unless I hire a cleaning crew and they do it all in one day!
Which you know isn't going to happen! So this week I started doing a few things. One of the things I did yesterday was to clean all the mirrors in the house (I have a lot of mirrors!!) and since they look so sparkly I took a few pictures to share with you. You know the pictures enlarge when you click on them.
I used to make my own mirror cleaner. Here's the post I did on making your own cleaning products. Save Money With Homemade Cleaning Products. Here's a glass cleaner recipe- plain vinegar works great on mirrors. Try putting a teeny amount of dish washing soap in the vinegar spray first to get the chemicals and wax from your old cleaner off the glass otherwise you might have streaks the first time.
But I was ready Woman's Day (isn't that a great magazine - it has a little bit of everything) and they suggested using just one wet and one dry microfiber cloth. So when I went to Target this week, I found a microfiber cloth for windows. You just wet it, ring it out and wipe your mirror. It worked surprising well. At first you see the wet streak but it drys streak free. Supposedly you can wash and reuse it so we'll see if this was a good investment after I wash it!
I know cleaning your home may not be as much fun as decorating your home, but it's something we all have to do. If you have pets and children you probably have to do it more than someone who doesn't! Here's a little excerpt from "A Woman's High Calling" by Elizabeth George that I find encouraging and hopefully you will too.
"...if there's anything I must do or have to do, I try to do it with passion. I try to give it my all. I try to be the best at it. Rather than wish it away or begrudge the fact that it must be done, I try to learn how to do it and how to do it well. I own the assignment or the task or the work....Shouldn't our work be done willingly and passionately? Shouldn't our labors be labors of love? As King Solomon, a wise master home builder, wrote to us queens (Queen of Your Home), "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might (Ecclesiastes 9:10)!"
I hope each of you has a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!