yesterday, I cleaned out that box of kitchen stuff, and filled the other big empty box with papers that really just needed to be thrown out. both boxes are still in the house, but in the corner, and i might keep them around a little to put more garbage in/store too-small baby clothes in. I think I had the living room cleared out, but I can't remember now, because it is a mess again
I also cleaned the bathroom - swept/mopped the floor, washed the mirrors, walls, and outside of the toilet(i did the inside a few days ago).
didn't do the tub, because the only cleaner we have that seems to work for it is such a strong horrible chemical that I was afraid to use it while pregnant, and yesterday, DS was playing in the bathroom while I cleaned it. I was using vinegar mostly, but got out the windex for the mirrors. ds was really attracted by the windex, which worried me.... can you use vinegar on mirrors?
We're just about out of vinegar, so we need that plus a spray bottle to put it in. if you use vinegar to clean, do you dilute it? I've been using the pour it straight out of the bottle onto a paper towel method.
right now, i'm going to clean up the living room again, then bring the piles of clothes into the living room to fold while I listen to something for background noise(helps me work
i have friends who said they can come over to watch DS, and i think i'm gonna take them up on that! i'm feeling motivated right now! i hope i STAY motivated long enough to get stuff done!
i think my biggest problem is maintaining the clean. before i was preg with ds, i did keep everything clean(but maybe that was because we were newlyweds, and it only took us a month to get pregnant, at which point, everything got messy
its been clean before! we just can't keep it that way! I've made a schedule of what to do every day, but it literally seems like it takes up the whole day IF i stick to the schedule, which I know I wont be able to do because i don't have the energy for it. I think the depressed feelings come from not getting out of the house, because when i DO get out, i'm much happier,but nothing gets done, because when i actually get out, i spend the whole day out!
we only have one car, so if i ask dh to get a ride to work, or if i drive him, so i can have the car, I also have to be done with whatever i'm doing at 4pm, so i can pick him up. i can't manage to get out of the house by noon, because i have to change ds's diaper, get him dressed, maybe take a shower, get myself dressed, and then feed DS again. and in the meantime, DS has torn up the house again, or there are breakfast dishes in the sink, or stuff that DH left out. He wants a clean house too, but he's worse than me at maintaining "clean." he's better at getting the whole place clean at once in a few hours if company is coming, but that entails throwing things in closets or other places that company wont see.
we moved right before DS was born, and in order to clean up the house when people came over to see DS, we literally just threw everything into the spare room. then the people who came had some kind of weird urge to open the door and look in at the mess, then show it to everyone else! maybe they though it was the baby's room or something, but it was very very embarassing...
ok, off to clean!