Spring Cleaning the Lounge/Dining Room

With Spring just around the corner, and me finally being in good health, I’ve been itching to give the house a thorough clean. It’s been a long time since it’s been done due to this years injuries & illness so the house is in desperate need of a thorough clean. I often get stuck on where to start so decided to tackle it as I do each week when I do the weekly cleaning.

So first up is the dining and lounge room. It was probably a good room to start it as it was relatively tidy and organised.

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I cleared away both sides of the buffet units – which had become a bit of a dumping ground when we got the new lounges.

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I then spent a good few hours cleaning and reorganising the buffet unit…as you can see it has been a while…

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I cleaned the window sills, removed cobwebs, wiped down the walls and skirting boards.

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All that remains is sorting through the jigsaw puzzles….the ones we’re keeping are going to be re-homed in the cupboard under our stairs.

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I then moved on to the lounge room.

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We still have to order new coffee tables, though we may keep this one, so I tidied and cleaned…

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and repacked the blankets…

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Looking tidier….

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Except this corner (which is awaiting a new coffee table). Amy’s computer has been dumped here and a dogs toy landed. Plus a stack of old magazines for me to sort through.

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The plan is t0 drop down the speaker shelf (behind our new TV) and get another shelf to go the whole width of the alcove space.

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Still to do – the fun job of sorting out this cupboard, and trying to get Kevin to part with “some” of his DVDs.

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Next week I tackle the kitchen…

2 comments

  1. Linda J says:

    good idea – tackling it one room and seeing it through to completion. I often stop and start and rarely see my efforts. You’re a born organiser, Libby!

  2. JoAnn says:

    isn’t cleaning just a love/hate thing. I HATE it….and LOVE it when it’s done. I am going after Matt’s drawers today (dumped all the clothes on the floor, so I can’t get out of it) and Beth’s desk this week! Wish me luck!

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