Stardust

Writings from my little corner of modern domesticity.

Category Archives: Cleaning

Kon-Whatnow?

I know I’m about a year late to the party on this one, but in my Pinterest adventures, I recently stumbled upon the KonMari method of tidying up, and Oh. My. Gosh. It’s a self-titled method by Marie Kondo, a Japanese decluttering expert (I think we call them professional organizers here, for the most part), …

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Getting it Together

I’ve been mulling over the idea of a weekly cleaning schedule for a bit (thanks, Pinterest- you’re a bad influence :p ) and in a test run, I think this is what will work out best for us (me) right now. Monday: vacuum and sweep Tuesday: laundry Wednesday: kitchen Thursday: downstairs Friday: upstairs Saturday: laundry …

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What Day is it?

I’ll be honest- I’ve lost track of my 40 Days of Cleaning project…these first couple weeks back to school have been a little disorienting for us. Trying to establish a routine with a cranky toddler that misses her daddy is no joke. It wouldn’t be hard to regather and take stock; it’s just counting, after …

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Day 7/40: Ahead of the game!

Day 7 of my 40 Days of Cleaning and I’ve got 7 things done- and I haven’t even done one today yet. Maybe I put too many little things on there after all…we’ll see. I’ll admit to a little cheating upstairs, though. See, I had the dresser, bookshelf, and dressing table (also known as the “crap …

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Day 2/40: Checking In

Day 2 of my 40 Days of Cleaning adventure and we’re on track (and will even be a little ahead, but I’ll get to that). I knocked out the bathroom cabinets yesterday, and did the tea cupboard today, tossing more than I’d thought out of each and completely neglecting to take pictures of anything. Ah …

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40 Days of Cleaning

I’ve been having the nesting urge lately, and since we don’t really need to acquire hardly anything for this baby, it’s expressing itself in a need to reorganize and take inventory. In my Pinterest wanderings, I came across a couple blogs along the lines of “40 Bags in 40 Days,” about making a list of …

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The Need to Abandon

It’s strange, what a birthday can do to a person. Especially when it’s a milestone birthday. They might not produce any profound changes when we are young and enjoying them- 1, 7, 10, 13, 16…but as we age and, often; mature, they can bring on rather unexpected results. Around this latest, during which I turned …

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Some Progress

Alas, I didn’t manage to quite accomplish my project, due to some unforeseen circumstances piling together in the last week, but on my latest day off I did manage to power-clean the kitchen, most of the bathroom, and a good deal of the main room, conquering boxes along the way. (I also measured the windows, …

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The Wheel Turns

The wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’ I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’ -Journey, Wheel in the Sky Some upturns and some downturns here on this side of the blog. Ryan lost the primary, gathering at last count 38% of the vote in the district, which …

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Kittens of Mass Destruction

One thing is certain: having kittens makes you much more cautious about what you leave lying where. Storm and Veda seem to find whatever will make the largest mess and play with it or play-fight right on top of it, ensuring its scattering. Can’t even leave things on the table just yet, as we’re in …

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