I can't remember when the floor was last mopped and the sink and stovetop were in a less than desirable condition.
I know this room will be pretty much trashed again by tomorrow, but I'm enjoying the cleanliness just for now.
I'm happy to say that this was achieved with all natural products - vinegar and hot water for the floor, diluted vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for the sink and stovetop, and vinegar and water in a spray bottle for the benchtops.
In the not so distant past, I would always clean with these more natural ingredients, but recent laziness has meant that I have resorted to various store-bought products. I don't have many - just one cream cleanser, window cleaner, bleach, shower cleaner and deodorising spray. (Actually, that sounds like a lot!) - but they are all going now.
Reading Rhonda Hetzel's "Down to Earth" is inspiring me in many ways, not the least of which are her suggestions for "green cleaning", so I have retrieved all the natural cleaning products from the laundry cupboard and I will continue to use them. It really doesn't take that much more effort to use these and they certainly smell better than the artificially scented bought variety.
I really need to be more mindful about keeping our home clean and comfortable and clutter-free. Without going into details, I have one child with an ongoing medical condition which is aggravated by stress and very possibly by environmental factors. A house cleaned with all-natural products has to be better for everyone's health, and of course clean and tidy surroundings are much less stressful.
Here's hoping I can stick to this naturally-clean resolution!
Apart from all of this, today was fairly uneventful. I walked as usual, then browsed in various op-shops and the local fabric shop.
On Mondays, J and Z arrive home from Uni and school at around the same time, so I made them some pikelets which went down really well. Haven't made them for ages but they used to be a popular after-school treat back in the day.
Also, couldn't resist buying this little candle holder today.
Off now to gaze admiringly at my lovely fresh kitchen.