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I Clean Up Before I Leave....

June 30th, 2009 at 06:48 am

I'm sure this is the quickest way to insanity. I have this habit of cleaning my house before I leave on vacation. I guess there just isn't enough to do! Did you read my sarcasm there?

I think I inherited this from my mom. Thanks Mom!

Today I need to do the following:

Clean bathrooms
Vacuum
Dust
Take out trash out to curb
Sweep kitchen floor
Do several loads of laundry
Bake banana bread

Okay, I don't need to bake banana bread, but the bananas are ready. I will make two loaves, one to leave for the neighbors watching our pets and the other for us to eat before our very early plane trip. Easy.

I also need to sew the waistband to my daughter's shorts, since they are a little too big.

Wish me luck!

Yesterday, I was able to finish birthday shopping for my daughter. I have all the gifts wrapped, too. We just need to sign the card!

I will leave you with a picture of the pile I'm making of things we need to take with us on vacation.

8 Responses to “I Clean Up Before I Leave....”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, but it is so nice to come home to a clean, orderly house. Smile

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    I do it too! I'm so tired when I get back, I want to come home to a cleaner house.

  3. north georgia gal Says:

    I do the same thing! My family thinks I am insane...sure I like to come home to a clean house, but I always have this fear that something will happen and someone will have to come into my house. I don't want them to think we are slobs!!!

  4. milehighgal Says:

    I do this too, and make sure to cook and stash something in the freezer so we don't have to go out for dinner when we get back. Makes the trip that much more pleasant.

  5. Lisa Says:

    I always clean the house before we leave, even for a weekend. My mother never did, but it just took a few times coming home to chaos for me to learn that one on my own. It makes the vacation just that much sweeter!

  6. Aleta Says:

    You are not an unusual person. It is such a great feeling to come home to a house that is clean. Like MILE HIGH GAL, I like to have items frozen that can be thawed out. I like to have a loaf of bread frozen and I have even frozen lucheon meats if it has been bagged properly.

  7. whitestripe Says:

    don;t worry, i do it too. why on earth would you want to come home to a messy house?!

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks everyone, now I know I'm not too strange for doing this! I have the big stuff clean. I have to vacuum one more room and then its just hand washing dishes and taking out the trash the day we leave.

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