Down came the drapes and the shade. I held a blow dryer to the adhesive holding the plastic to the window and blasted it off. Then I took out the screen and vacuumed it and shined up the to window panes. It was glorious.
While I had the vaccuum out, I took everything out from under the bed, moved the nightstand, and then gave the floor and baseboards a good going over.
Then, I did it again on the other side.
Day 2: The bed.
nasty nekkid box spring! (and yeah, you are looking at two pairs of socks (at least) hiding in there!)
I bought a queen sized fitted sheet last week from Zeller's. (They are closing out most of their stores to make way for Target!)
This is what a queen sized box spring looks like when you can't get a regular one up your stairwell. It really is in two pieces.
I don't really want a bed skirt. I can't have one anyway: not without somehow tusselling with the rails and slats.
I fussed with corners, of course.
I vacuumed the mattress--but too late!
I should have vacuumed the side that was facing up before I took it off the bed because once I got it off the bed, it was facing the wall. Then, of course, I flipped the mattress. When I put it back on the boxspring, the side that had been on top was now underneath, inacessible.
I try to flip the matress four times a year. I think spring and fall will be side to side--and winter and summer I'll flip it top to bottom. That just makes intuitive sense to me.
Then, I decided to tackle the bookcase. I wasn't going to at first, but I saw a few books I could do without--and when I removed them, I saw this:
Nothing for it, then.
After just going through two shelves I had this in my "let go" pile:
And these in the keep piles:
One on the shelf and one in the basket.
Vacuum mattress (Well, 1/2 of it!)
Wash baseboards: I vacuumed 1/2 of them.
Wash light fixture and clean fan blades
Make any necessary repairs (eg, the light in the closet needs fixing.)
Clothes (and Personal Items):
Swap out seasonal clothes
Clean winter shoes and boots.
Take repairs to cobbler
Shelves: Book and magazines: in progress
As soon as I can get to the clothes, I will!
Why my paint testing splotches look vaguely like Texas I cannot tell you.