Spring cleaning…part one

Paint damage, from the unit above mine, in the bathroom.

It started with a leak from the upstairs neighbor’s bathroom into mine…I pondered having to fix this for a couple of weeks. When an opening in my calendar appeared, I decided the only way to handle this was to repair the damage from the leak and combine that with a good old fashioned “spring cleaning”.

So I proceeded to lock myself in and tear the place apart, room by room…

Day 1 – Everything comes out of the bedroom  and the closet, gets evaluated…time to pare down this old sewing kit…it’s been years since I’ve picked up a needle and thread, so most of the sewing box can go away.  Then it all gets cleaned and what is staying goes back in.

I don't need 3/4's of this anymore...so out most of it goes.

Day 2 – The living room, everything comes off the walls and they get washed…everything gets taken out of the bookcase, cleaned  and organized before being put back.

Taking a room apart, one side at time.

It's time to clean the other side of the room.







Day 3 – The office comes apart, gets cleaned, organized and then put back.

The office is next...

Day 4 – Finally, the bathroom gets the same treatment, including scraping off the damaged paint and prepping the surface for painting tomorrow.

Taking everything out of the medicine cabinet and checking for outdated products.

Repairing bathroom leak

After scraping off the damaged paint and spackling over the surface to paint.

After 10 years in my condo, the grime has built up and I am not in the mood for a complete repaint, so washing the walls will buy me some time.  Only regret, can not wash the ceiling – too much work (no!).
I used Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products, as well as good old baking soda in water, and vinegar in water.

One comment on "Spring cleaning…part one"

  • Well, Gayle we all wish we had your energy! But I like how you used the leaky bathroom to deep clean the entire apartment! For folks like us "any" excuse will do, won't it?