I declared today my personal cleaning Saturday. My roommate is gone doing something, and I'm trying to avoid studying. Okay, and my apartment really needs some deep TLC.
So far, I've scoured the entire kitchen, which included scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees. It needed it. My roommate has been in charge of mopping so far, so this is the first time I've cleaned the floor. While I'm sure my roommate mops, I don't think the floor has been deep cleaned in years. I did a lot of scrubbing and picking at various bits. The floor now looks pretty darn fabulous.
I've also repotted several plants. I had a sickly looking pothos with just a few good areas, so I've cut up the good areas and stuck them in water to reroot. I've got a nice big pot to set them up in once the roots get started. I moved a plant overgrowing its boundaries up into the previous pothos pot. Hopefully, this will take care of the majority of my recent plant problems.
I've just finished the bathroom counter. My roommate wears a lot of makeup, and I never realized how much that can muck up the bathroom. We have separate sinks, and it just occurred to me that the makeup is probably why her sink gets dirty so much faster than mine. This further strengthens my resolve not to wear makeup on a daily basis.
I'm hoping all this deep cleaning means that it will be easier to keep up with stuff on a week to week basis. We'll see. I like Janet's resolution to clean daily for 10 minutes. If I don't get into that here, I plan on instituting that as a personal rule as soon as I live by myself (hopefully starting in Aug/Sept!).
-> vacuuming the carpeted areas
-> cleaning off our glass coffee table (note: I received this one for free. It will be given away when I move, and I am never owning a coffee table with just glass on it again. I can't imagine them to be kid-friendly at all, given how dirty it gets now)
-> straightening my room
-> cleaning the shower/toilet area of the bathroom
Alright, I'm off now to finish my day of cleaning!