After a hectic week, I woke this morning with the urge to clean and tidy. I don’t have housekeeping routines – I just naturally keep on top of things with varying degrees of enthusiasm and energy, and it seems to work well for the most part.
The biggest issue in our place is dog hair – our dog is a hair factory who seems to operate 24/7! The best way I have found to deal with it is to use a static ‘rake’ type thing I purchased a couple of years ago at a home show. As our entire apartment is a combination of wooden floors and tiles, it is easy to rake up the big handfuls of hair which gather under the bed and other furniture, and then just use the hand-held dust buster to vacuum up the remaining crumbs / dust etc.
I then wipe down the furniture and the floors with a natural wood cleaner which has a lovely almond scent. It doesn’t take long for everything to be fresh and gleaming.
I felt I needed a nutrition hit today so brunch was a nutrient-dense smoothie, topped with some mint from my little balcony garden.
I then headed to my husband’s work (he’s a scientist) and spent a bit of time helping him clean and organise his lab. He is going through a particularly busy period at the moment, so I was happy to lend a hand. I came home via the shops, where I picked up a few things, and then settled down to watch a new episode of ‘Call the Midwife’ (series 7, episode 3) which had recorded while I was out. I do enjoy that programme, although it can be harrowing viewing.
It’s interesting how a day of ‘work’ can be so restorative and make one feel energised to embark on a new, fresh week. I’m now relaxing, listening to some Spotify (I discovered the artist ‘Ashana’ today, quite by accident), but my reverie was somewhat shattered about an hour ago by a helicopter hovering round outside our apartment, accompanied by haunting music. All part and parcel of inner city living, and the current Arts festival…
The dog was a bit freaked out by this ‘art’ and is now recovering on my lap 🙂
What did you get up to over the weekend? Whatever it was, I hope it included some special treats!