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I took last Thursday and Friday off to take care of the cold to warm weather transition. Plus we had a cleaning lady come in on Friday, thanks to a Groupon.

Ideally, here’s what we’d do every quarter:
• Wash slipcovers at the local laundromat, cushion covers, shower curtain, mattress pad, bed skirt, blanket, comforter cover
• Flip the mattress
• Wash kitchen stuff on the counters (like M’s teapot)
• Deep clean the dishwasher
• Organize the basement
• Purge each room
• Clean out the shoe storage
• Organize the stuff stored behind sofas
• Change toothbrushes
• Clean out and defrost the fridge and freezer
• Organize stuff for donation to Goodwill
• Organize our shared desk
• Backup laptops
• Clean jewelry
• Archive LiveJournal and Facebook accounts
• Purge the file cabinet, shred documents, and replace any folders and labels
• Change hamper liners
• Rotate plants

We also dry-cleaned our winter coats and jackets, cleaned our winter boots, and placed them in storage. I use the vacuum bags which seem to work okay. It just takes a lot of time to do all this, and I don’t even think I’m a fastidious housekeeper. But I did feel accomplished (if exhausted) by Saturday evening.
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On May 16th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
Rotate plants? Do you mean turn them 180 degrees or something like that, or ditch them and get new plants?

You should get a lime tree for your apartment.
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On May 16th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
They're clustered either on the window sill or on a small table, so I like to change them around. Do we have room for a lime tree?!
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On May 16th, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC), mortuus replied:
Everyone has room for a lime tree! (Okay, I really have no idea how big they are.)
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On May 16th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC), mortuus replied:
Huh, that does look feasible! You should do it!
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On May 16th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Maybe if I can convince M to pay $70+ for a tree!
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On May 18th, 2011 08:44 am (UTC), congogirl commented:
Amazing. I should sign myself up for a quarterly organizing alert.
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