New Year Cleaning Frenzy

New beginnings, fresh start …even if you don’t bother to make New Year’s resolutions it is hard not to be inspired by the prospect of renewal and improvement that comes with a brand new year.

As I have had a bit of time to spare over the holiday period, my fresh start is taking the form of an early spring clean. I have scrubbed the fridge and oven, have cleaned all of the windows in the house, and the fully tiled bathroom has had a rare full clean from floor to ceiling. 

It frustrates me that I never have the time to tackle these jobs on a weekly basis. By the time I am home from a hard day at work I can only manage to make and tidy up dinner and maybe get some laundry on or water the garden, then I am bushed and need to relax. Saturday is the day I clean through and do all the household tasks. I try to make Sunday a day of rest, although I invariably end up in the garden or on a good long walk with Mr S!

I want to clean all the woodwork in the house as well and have made a start. It is surprising how cleaning the skirting boards, doors and their frames can brighten the place up. 

I am back to work tomorrow though so I doubt I will do any more before next weekend. I don’t want to spend all my spare time cleaning!!

I have no idea how people manage to have the kind of house that looks like it should be in a glossy magazine. I can only assume the owners don’t need to work or socialise, but perhaps they are better organised or more energetic than me 😆.

Anyway it lifts the spirits when Shoestring Cottage looks bright, clean and tidy. It may be full of old furniture and is definitely not Ideal Homes material, but it will do for me.

I hope your New Year has got off to a good start!

8 thoughts on “New Year Cleaning Frenzy

  1. Robin

    It is surprising how a little cleaning can make all the difference. In our neighbourhood many of our neighbours have a cleaning woman who comes once a week for the day so it is easy to have a house looking like one in a glossy magazine! I would rather clean my house myself.
    Take care and Happy New Year.

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  2. Robin

    It is surprising how a little cleaning can make all the difference. In our neighbourhood many of our neighbours have a cleaning woman who comes once a week for the day so it is easy to have a house looking like one in a glossy magazine! I would rather clean my house myself.
    Take care and Happy New Year.

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  3. norma

    My house would never pass the standards of a glossy magazine and I’m not sure I’d want to live in it if it did. I prefer the company of spiders in their webs..

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  4. FIONA MURRAY

    Your post about New Year cleaning is inspirational. I usually leave it all until Spring with the excuse that dark nights mean no-one sees the dirt but now I’ve seen snowdrops and daffodils in bloom I think I better follow your good example ! Many thanks for the post.

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  5. FIONA MURRAY

    Your post about New Year cleaning is inspirational. I usually leave it all until Spring with the excuse that dark nights mean no-one sees the dirt but now I’ve seen snowdrops and daffodils in bloom I think I better follow your good example ! Many thanks for the post.

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  6. Nettie Elliott

    I totally understand how you feel about cleaning and always running out of time to do a deep house cleaning. I never can’t manage to maintain perfectly my home. Thanks for your post, it’s really nice to read I am not the only one!

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  7. Nettie Elliott

    I totally understand how you feel about cleaning and always running out of time to do a deep house cleaning. I never can’t manage to maintain perfectly my home. Thanks for your post, it’s really nice to read I am not the only one!

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