Saturday, January 3, 2009
A Little Spring Cleaning
Today I was putting more Christmas tree stuff away and decided I was sick of the drapes in my living room. The drapes are more like sheers with lace insets. They came with the house and I have never liked them; I have just been too lazy (or too poor? why are curtains so expensive?) these past five years to replace them. But this morning I couldn't take them any longer, so down they came.
And then I could see how badly my windows needed cleaning. So I got out my handy dandy Housekeeping book from Martha Stewart (a gold mine of information, if I do say so), read quickly the best way to wash the windows --which is to use equal parts vinegar and hot water-- and set at it. Steve took the screens off for me and I did both the inside and outside. They look SO much better. I even squirted the screens off.
Next I pulled some plain white sheers out of my linen closet. (I had them hanging in my last house; I don't know why I never thought of using them before, but $0 was a great price. Especially after the overspending at Christmas). I ironed them, and now they are hanging up and I am very much enjoying the improvement. A bit on the boring side, but an improvement. Remember my goal for completing a home improvement project this year? It may well be this living room...
But in the meantime I just need to talk Steve into putting tile on the window sills. And put the Christmas tree away.
Scripture of the Day: D&C 12:2