Spring Cleaning

Ok so I am a little late on my spring cleaning.
And by a little I mean a lot. Let me explain.
I love to purchase and collect lovely little items. The smaller and more easily lost the better.
These are to be used in DIYs (that never happen), vignettes (that become clutter corners) and stacked away in closets because I'm too overwhelmed to deal with them.
The bf doesn't like this and if I'm being honest with myself, neither do I.

So in keeping with my renewed resolution to try and make the bf a happy man (hey you can only really directly affect so many people out there and at least for me the closest are often overlooked, no more I say!)
I am going to do an overhaul. Or at least try.
Since I am always looking for a DIY way out, I'm going to try the below solution for cleaning my awesome wood floors.
I am also attempting to embrace this cleaning bug because I need to keep myself busy.
It sounds lame but I am trying to save money for my vacation to Napa in July.
You might remember me asking you where we should head. Well we chose Napa!
Anyway my free time is often spent spending money in one way or another.
Money I would like to spend getting boozey and massaged in Napa.
So I'm going to fill my time with things that while they may not be as indulgent, will produce a really satisfying feeling of accomplishment when finished.
Ugh, I barely believe myself on this one, but I'm a big fan of fake-it-til-you-make it.
So check out this cool little wood floor tip I found on Casasugar.

Take quite a few tea bags (about 15 per two quarts of water), and brew and cool the tea. Then mop your floors clean using the tea mixture. The solution will both clean the floors and bring out the wood grain, adding shine. No need to rinse after you've finished!

Now if only this cleaning solution could make my wood floors parquet. . .


shari @ little blue deer | June 14, 2010 at 2:38 PM

No kidding! I will have to try this! I have to admit, I'm a sucker for cleaning tips. It's kind of embarrassing. But I do love them!

Taj Acosta | June 14, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Sounds great, I support you in saving money as I am in the same boat! We are going on vacation next month to the Florida Keys and from here on out(since yesterday) I'm cutting the shopping! I die. really i do. Help me!! I can do this!! xoxo

Caroline | June 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM

I am spring cleaning tomorrow. I finally have time :) xo!

Katie | June 14, 2010 at 5:27 PM

Yay for spring cleaning :)

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