15
Jul
07

Clean and It Feels So Good!

Today Carrie and John came over and I had to clean the apartment. Cleaning is not something I like to do. In fact I aspire to have a cleaning lady in a few years as scrubbing the bathroom is the last thing that I want to do with my time. However, today we had company so I had to face things and I had to clean! The bathroom was scrubbed, the boxes were put away, the trash thrown out, the living room organised. When it was all over we could not help but notice how much nicer our place was and how much extra space we had now that it was clean. So when Carrie and John went home I put back on the rubber gloves and went for the jugular. The kitchen.

We have only been living in our place for a few weeks, and the kitchen has not yet been fully cleaned. It needed a good dusting, scrubbing, and organizing. Inside the cluttered cabinets I found more than seven teapots, at least three rice cookers, forty tea cups, twenty soup ladles, two hundred chopsticks, seven sauce pans, fifteen cheese cutter/graters, a fondue melter, a juicer, and much more. Now every cabinet has been emptied, wiped down, and organized. Strangely I’ve never felt better. Cleaning can actually be cathartic and therapeutic. In some ways it feels like I’ve cleaned away some worry or stress by creating a tidier and more organized home.

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