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!