Tuesday, May 25, 2010


In the June 2010 issue of House Beautiful the focus is on "What You Can Do In A Day" to make your home more beautiful. It mentioned to clean, clean, clean. It seems that I spend a lot of time cleaning all year long; but in the Spring, it is necessary to do extra. Yesterday, the outside of the house and the windows received our attention.

It started from the top - cleaning out the gutters of all the accumulated winter gunk. Then the screens from all of the windows were removed, and the entire outside of the house, screens, and windows received a shower and scrubbing.

Inside, the windows and all of their little grooves were vacuumed.

We have interior shutters throughout our house, so they got a thorough dusting.
All windows inside and out were then hand washed and polished.

Finally, all grooves and hidden places received 'The Bleach Treatment' to ward off any threat of mold.

And here they are all shiny and clean!!

Back in the day when I was younger, I used to do this process all by myself in part of a day. I remember counting one time that it took 60 trips up and down the ladder. Now, it takes two of us all day to get the job done. I can tell you that here at the Salmagundi house, there were two very tired 71 year olds last night.

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Marydon Ford said...

Tired but looking great! Now you can sit back & enjoy the beauty of it all.

Have a lovely Memorial holiday.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Sally don't you love the smell of a clean house...I'm been just trying to play catch up with mine after being sick for a month...wow dust waits for no man..ha ha!! and girl there was a time I could tear my whole house apart and have it all back together and still have a wonderful meal on the table...now it takes me 2 days just to clean my kitchen and then send Len out for pizza ha ha!! Hugs and smiles my friend...Gl♥ria

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

At least you can enjoy looking through sparkling clean windows while you recuperate from all of this work. I know that must feel so good! laurie

Anonymous said...

I'm so impressed with the pair of you! What go getters!
Don't you just love the way the home seems to glisten after you do this?

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, how wonderful to have everything all shiny and clean! Rest a few days and make another pillow to show us! ;)
I'm being silly because I've just made two new pillows today - you inspired me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Kathy said...

Boy, I really need to get to my window sills.! Now's the time!
Thanks for the inspiration,

LV said...

I could use at my house. Seems I never get caught up on dusting. Here it is hard to keep it from happening. I just was blessed with a window washing gift.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I know what you mean....it takes us so much longer to do what we did in a couple of hours...oh well, at least we CAN still do it!! I love when we get chores done together!!