Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cleaning of the heap

This week is another busy one for me, however this time I'm busy by choice. I have taken on the task to clean and organize my home, from top to bottom, in just one week.

Over the past few weeks, nay month, I've been having some sort of allergic reaction to something. My skin, all over and in different places, will become very itchy. I've ruled out my new body soap, I've ruled out my laundry detergent. Someone suggested it may be the minerals in the tap water, but I've ruled that out too. I have not been able to figure it out, it is a puzzle.

Then, the other day, I was sitting on the floor of my sons' room helping to put away toys when my legs started to itch like crazy. Then I got the idea that it may be that I am allergic to my dirty house, or more specifically dust mites.

I'm embarrassed to admit that over the past year I have not spent anytime deep cleaning, or even shallow cleaning, my house. I don't remember when I last dusted...probably around Christmas. I only vacuum when it's really getting bad or when company is coming over, which is not often. There are piles and piles of things around the house... laundry, books, papers, craft supplies, out-grown boys clothes, toys, junk mail... you name it and it's there. Since this house is so small with the four of us, plus a cat, in residence, things easily pile up if I don't keep on it.

So, with the excuse that I need to be ready for a Saturday yard sale, I'm setting the goal of getting this heap in order by then. Even if it turns out that I'm not allergic to the dust, at least my home will be much cleaner and we will all be happy with that.