I always underestimate how long the bedroom will take.
Here's what I needed to do:
Pick up and put away clothes, both clean and dirty!
Bring down laundry hamper of items which don't belong in the bedroom and put them away.
Put away items out on dressers and bedside tables
Put away the stack of books on the floor
Wash couch cover
This includes both daily maintenance and weekly chores. I decided not to do the seasonal flipping and vacuuming of the mattress.
I also tackled the living room.
It's hard to explain how much I hate cleaning this room.
It didn't need much: just a general tidy, dusting and a vacuum. But the carpet is in terrible shape and desperately needs a professional cleaning. (It got that way not only because of the dog but because of the cleaners I used to clean up after the dog.)
The upholstery on the couch is also a mess. I've tried steam cleaning it on my own--and probably did more harm than good. I have thought about--and even started sewing a slip cover--but with the dog keeping it clean is probably a lost cause. So, no matter what I do, the room never feels clean and I am afraid I've lost hope.
I apologise for the whining and whingeing.
A shot of the culprit being all nonchalant.