Posted by Jarsto in Category 42
December 28th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Spring cleaning is a tradition, winter cleaning probably isn’t. Even so I decided to stop waiting for spring and give my kitchen a really good winter cleaning today. With NaNoWriMo in November, and “things to do” just about every weekend in December my kitchen has been running on a “clean what’s absolutely necessary” basis for far too long.

So I spent the last 60 to 90 minutes running around with cloths, scourers etc. and working on the kitchen (I’d already managed to get most of the dirty dishes waiting for me cleaned earlier). That’s quite a bit of time to spend on a small kitchen, but it was sort of necessary. And more to the point it’s really clean now.

In the process I did rediscover one of those profound truths you run across every once in a while: if your tiles have a reasonable camouflage colour they don’t look dirty, except when you’ve just cleaned some of them. I won’t claim I don’t recognise the place, but I will say I didn’t quite remember just how much light those tiles can reflect when there’s no dirt in the way.

Of course the work is never really done, there are still plenty of things to clean, even in my kitchen. But I feel quite good about having done what I have so far. It may seem like a weird way to spend what is essentially vacation time. But having this out of the way somehow feels a lot more relaxed, which is what I want for the next few days.

One Response to “Winter Cleaning”

  1. Starstuff Says:

    Uh, winter cleaning … *ding* That was the infamous synchronicity bell. I did some cleaning and major furniture relocation on Sunday. Granted, I had visitors, but still – the apartment was cleaner for a while.

    If you are still in the cleaning drive, my kitchen could use a helping hand. I just couldn’t motivate myself today to clean up. But the year still has two days to finish that. :)

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