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Is it just me, or does anyone else like to give the house a good clean before Xmas . . .sigh . . .

Posted at 18th Dec 2007 - 10:55AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Christmas Cleaning Comments: 16

Ivy's Avatar Yes and no =
No I do not like it
Yes I do it as I like everything to look it's very best for the big day usually ending up with cracked skin on my hands and broken fingernails looking a bit exhausted but at least the house looks fine.

Posted by: Ivy on 18th Dec 2007 at 11:02AM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Me too! So far I have cleaned all the windows, the fridge and the top of the kitchen cupboards. Sadly the task is so huge I won't have finished it by NEXT Christmas. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 18th Dec 2007 at 11:03AM

Westerwitch's Avatar EEEEEkkkKKKk I haven't even thought about the windows. There is something isn't there about wanting the house spotless for Xmas and I can't relax until it is done. Seconds after the kids arrive home the place is trashed but I know it is clean . . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Dec 2007 at 11:05AM

Fennie's Avatar No, there are better things to do! Or so I tell myself. And there isn't time. I don't mind people noticing the dust, just as long as they don't write their names in it. That's my motto.

Mind you I guess chainsaws leave quite a bit of mess behind!

A serious vacuum cleaner that. Web Wizard (who now works for Dyson) would be proud of you.

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Dec 2007 at 12:06PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Fennie . . .sigh . . .tuck your vest in dear.

Berludy good my Dyson and we have a similar one in Cesspit Cottage - I am a great fan of Dyson.

I know I will go and blog about it and mention DYSON a lot and put tags on it and see if Dyson will give me a free Dyson Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Dec 2007 at 12:29PM

just relieved its not just me - just finished ironing all the sofa covers etc I washed, most the carpets are now shampooed too, the windows are half done... and the hooverful of fluff is very familiar!

Are we all insane?

Posted by: ZoŽ on 18th Dec 2007 at 12:46PM

Faith's Avatar We've already been discussing this on the Christmas forum. I do what I have to do - the minimum!

Posted by: Faith on 18th Dec 2007 at 12:49PM

Milla's Avatar Hurry, hurry and empty that quick, WW. I am Disgruntled Queen of the Dyson and can recognise when one is in pain!

Posted by: Milla on 18th Dec 2007 at 01:37PM

Westerwitch's Avatar I set myself far too much to do and then get stressed - need to re-think it all . . .after Xmas.

I will empty it Milla I promise . . . I would never let a Dyson suffer - they mean too much to me . . . Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Westerwitch on 18th Dec 2007 at 01:46PM

He-He going away, so can blame the grot on the fact that the house has been shut up.

Will do a big clean when the days draw out though. The low sun does show up all the smudges. It just feels better when there is Spring to look forward to.

Posted by: Miss penelope on 18th Dec 2007 at 01:49PM

Woolyworks's Avatar My starts and heavens! It looks like you've got a couple of sheep living with you! Yes, empty it quickly or it will complain. I know this from experience because I do, actually, have a couple of sheep living with me.

I hate to clean, but Christmas is surely the time when I become more than a little fussy about it. BUT...we're going away and leaving the house with a 21 year old man/boy in charge, so the cleaning will happen after we return, I'm sure.

Posted by: Woolyworks on 18th Dec 2007 at 02:55PM

Pondside's Avatar Of course!!!! With a toothbrush and toothpicks to get into the nooks and crannies! All is perfect....all is ready......I may be going crazy.....see response to UPL below!

Posted by: Pondside on 18th Dec 2007 at 04:32PM

SallysChateau's Avatar Oh berlimey, think plaster dust .......Sad

Posted by: SallysChateau on 18th Dec 2007 at 05:33PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Noooooooooooooooooo!!!! DO NOT give me cleaning guilt. I will NOT clean for Christmas! Deck the hall with bags of du-ust...tra la la la al
Tis the season to be grubby.... tra la la la la et al....

Weirdoes, the lot of you! Very Happy

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 18th Dec 2007 at 07:57PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Absolutely agree with Jane. As I said on the forum, dust the flat surfaces where the cards are going - they will be there till Jan 5th. Leave the rest to Spring-cleaning (if then!)

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Dec 2007 at 09:30PM

Camilla's Avatar I like to see the home all clean and dusted, trouble is I am surrounded by boxes at the moment. Nearly broke my neck coming through the hallway this morning, fell over the ploody things... By the way Westerwitch, I could do with a Dyson, love the colour of yours. As a matter of interest, James Dyson was a pupil at a nearby local school here in Norfolk before he became famous.

Jane... just read your comments, you are sooo funny re dust, love it.Laughing

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Dec 2007 at 12:27AM

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