Happy Saturday, everyone! It’s coffee time before hitting the gym and running a couple errands this morning.
I’m in love with our dark bamboo floors in the loft. I love them more when they’re flashing that clean, just polished sparkle.
Say hello to our creeper dog, Reynold. I tweeted earlier that he just stares at us if he needs or wants something. Creeper dog. He’s actually pretty vocal once we figure out he needs something (haha).
Anyway! For weeks we’ve been avoiding cleaning the floor. Gross, right!? We love the dark floors, but they’re a little more to keep up with on the cleaning front. I’d rather see the dirt and have it shame me on a daily basis, than have it blending in with a lighter colored floor. People always praise lighter wood floors because they “can’t see the dirt as much.” That’s gnarley, in my opinion. We sweep the floors every week, but using the cleaner has fallen by the wayside the past handful of weeks. We don’t wear shoes inside so this helps a ton.
Whenever the floors are just cleaned, I have such a feeling of relief. S and I keep a very clean space, and if things start to pile up or get too dusty, we tend to go crazy; major moods and attitudes (lol).
S is almost done with school and our schedules are almost ready to calm completely down. There will be at least two more fullout cleaning days before the new year. We’ll need the extra zen as S enters finals time 🙂
A couple weekends ago, S and I cleaned up the garage in hopes of using it on a regular basis. The garages in our complex run on the smaller side – leaving only enough room to squeeze your car inside right in front of your washer/dryer – so Tanya should fit perfectly.
When we first moved into the place, the garage was mainly used as storage and the garage door openers didn’t work. The washer and dryer are in there and we’ve always managed to keep things fairly organized. At the start of summer we’d hit organizing hard in this area, so getting my wheels parked inside was way easier than anticipated.
When you stay as busy as S and I do, it can be difficult to find motivation to get into any project around the house. Thankfully, we’d done the bulk of the decluttering in the garage some months back, and now we can utilize the space just in time for the cold months. Betty the Bucket – my old car – had an autostart and Tanya doesn’t, so we’re pretty psyched about this (haha).
What’s next on the list? Getting some pictures on the walls and more decorating inside.