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Cleaning my house...and my dirty little confession...

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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I need words of encouragement!  I know how this is going to sound...but whatever, it's just some thing that happened and I am trying to get back on track.

I am normally a very clean person.  Not OCD, but I've known to take a toothbrush to grout to get it clean.  :)  Anyway, since my daughter was born I've literally done no housework.  Just the minimum to get by.  Most nights the dishes get rinsed, but never washed and put away.  There is clutter everywhere, my carpets haven't been vacuumed in like two days (which at my house is bad because of the sand and the kids).  Also, the laundry...well, it's BAD.  I was like, oh I can put this off for a while.  Well, today is the day that the straw broke the camels back.

One: I saw a palmetto bug.  A HUGE one.  Here in Florida we have bugs...lot's and lot's of bugs.  Well, a palmetto is just a huge cockroach (they can get to be the size of the palm of your hand.  And, the best part about them?  Those buggers can fly!  Oh yes...airborne cockroaches...let that sink in for a moment.

Two:  My husband and I are going out on a date night, so we have hired a babysitter for the first time ever.  I am SO excited!  However, I would be embarrassed for someone to walk into my house right now.

So, I need encouragement.  I know I can get this done.  I cannot believe I let my depression and laziness get the best of me, and allow myself to let things get this bad.  My kids do not deserve to live like this.  :(  I feel awful about it.  I am going to get this done, and by tomorrow evening I will be updating saying my house is immaculate, and everything is going to be okay.

Please, some good words, and maybe some tips?  I know there are OCD mommy's on here that can give me some pointers.  A few questions...

Are magic erasers worth the money?
What's a good multi-purpose cleaner?
How do you get permanent marker off of a fridge? (it's the pitted surface kind)
What's your favorite air freshner?
And, are carpet deoderizers worth it?  And, what would YOU recommend?


THANKS!!!!!! 

Lilypie First Birthday tickers 
Austin 2/28/07  Lily 2/21/08  Aubrey 4/30/10 

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mem82
by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

The magic erasers work well, try them on the fridge. You can do this!!

mem82
by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I use vinegar to clean EVERYTHING and it works. 8)

LilynAustin
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Thanks!!!

I've had music blasting all day, just trying to get this done!  I am almost done with the dishes, getting my cabinets organized, and counters clean.  I am going to the store to get some cleaning products when my husband gets home.  I need pinesol to clean the floors (I LOVE the way the lavender one smells).  And, I can use it to clean everything.  Better get two bottles.  I'll get the magic erasers too.  :)

I just have to stay focused, and it will get done.  :)

Quoting mem82:

The magic erasers work well, try them on the fridge. You can do this!!


Lilypie First Birthday tickers 
Austin 2/28/07  Lily 2/21/08  Aubrey 4/30/10 

Trixi.VonLace
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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Magic erasers are SOOOOO worth it, those suckers do it all! They will get that marker off for you. MP cleaner I either use just vinegar and water and for stains on the counters or to scrub the stove top I mix dish soap and baking sods into a paste. Febreeze is the best thing invented next to the magic erasers, I also use the scentsy knock offs from hobby lobby, I have one in the living room and it makes practically the entire house smell amazing. When I have to really do a deep clean I only think of one room at a time or it can get over whelming. Focus on one thing at a time and before you know it, you will be finished.
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LilynAustin
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM

We have a hobby lobby...I may just go check that out.  It's on the other side of town, but I am going to Joanne Fabrics to get some fabric to make a wrap for baby.  :)  It's literally down the road from there.  I love it when my house is clean and smells good.  Definitely working with vinegar...I use it for everything...including laundry.  Thanks!!!!

Quoting Trixi.VonLace:

Magic erasers are SOOOOO worth it, those suckers do it all! They will get that marker off for you. MP cleaner I either use just vinegar and water and for stains on the counters or to scrub the stove top I mix dish soap and baking sods into a paste. Febreeze is the best thing invented next to the magic erasers, I also use the scentsy knock offs from hobby lobby, I have one in the living room and it makes practically the entire house smell amazing. When I have to really do a deep clean I only think of one room at a time or it can get over whelming. Focus on one thing at a time and before you know it, you will be finished.


Lilypie First Birthday tickers 
Austin 2/28/07  Lily 2/21/08  Aubrey 4/30/10 

2inPink222
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Magic Erasers are MY BFF!!! Love them and use them on EVERYTHING!

I also like getting a big bucket of OXY Clean and then get an empty squirt bottle and mix some with water. Its safe and an excellent cleaner!

I also use Lysol Mutli Purpose.

 

YOU CAN DOOOO IT

The_Doodle
by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Yes

Pine Sol

Don't know

The Febreeze ones that you don't plug in...you just click the oil pouch into it and it lasts about a month.

I love carpet deoderizers...they usually make air freshners not even necessary. I've always gotten the pet Arm & Hammer one. Even if you don't have pets I'd recommend it. It's the best one I've tried.

CamMa
by on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Magic erasers are amazing!!!!
You can do it!!!!!
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MamatoKy
by Platinum Member on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:20 PM
Palmetto bugs creep me out. Lol

Spray something clean, fresh water scent, clean linen or something else fresssssshy smelling, I am always in the mood to clean after that
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

you can do this !!! I am a week away from having a baby and I have been so tired and sick. There have been days I cant/wont do anything. If I let it go for one day it looks really bad. Today I woke up feeling "okay" so I just started picking up. Its not is best but its getting there. This weekend we are having a cleaning day. All of us. Me, kids and hubby will all be doing something to get the house together. Is there someone who can help you? I also tell hubby lets take ten mins and pick up some. So we all get a room and pick it up. It helps me out a lot. 

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