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Saturday, April 07, 2012

Cleaning Our Windows

This weekend, Stan had Friday off and we had cool weather. Perfect time for doing some outdoor Spring Cleaning. He started by spraying around the house for the mildew that seems to be rampant. Every year, we have to scrub the mildew off the eaves, the porch, the doors, windows, etc. We've tried bleach and cleaners. Last year we bought something made specifically to kill mildew on houses and it didn't do anything. Didn't even work as good as the bleach. This year we bought Will-dew and it melted it off like a charm! Let's hope it really killed it but at least it didn't require scrubbing. After we did the mildew spraying and rinsing, we cleaned the porches and patios. I scrubbed the cushions and furniture, hosed it all off. I took the hammock swings to the bathtub and let them sit in Tide with bleach. Then rinsed them and let them drain an hour. Stan took them outside and re-hung them to dry.
Next, we started on cleaning the windows. I use some Mean Green and a stiff brush to scrub the sills and frame. Then rinse. Let them dry a little. Then I mix vinegar and water in a bucket and use a squeegee to polish the windows. Be careful with getting all the streaks out.

After we did all that, I moved inside to polish the windows inside while Stan continued to work on the yard.

Sparkling windows!

He cleaned the fountains and did some mowing and stuff. While we were outside, he cranked up the big grill.

He put a couple of Boston Butts on and made BBQ chicken. The Butts went to our Easter dinner at his brother, Kenny's house. The BBQ chicken was for a cookout we had with Mom, Dad, Elaine and Ronnie. We were exhausted but it was nice time together.

The strawberries are gorgeous this year!

Small Space Ideas

Do you have a small space to live in? Or do you have small spaces within your house? For instance, you may have 4 bedrooms and 3 baths but one of those bedrooms is too small. Or maybe you have a 3000 square foot home but a small laundry room? These are examples of small spaces within your house. I did a Google search to find some ideas for small spaces. Look for double duty items or items that can disappear when not in use. Here are the ideas I found and I really appreciate those who have taken the photos to share with the rest of us. Their ideas on utilizing small spaces are great! Again, I tried to pick photos that give ideas in all ranges of income, size and usage.

A desk doesn't have to be a full size and width. With laptop computers, tablets and other paperless devices you can work with less space.

Think of shelves in unexpected places. But if they are open shelving, keep the shelves neat and attractive.

You want to hide some things? An inexpensive way is to use curtains.

Just be careful how you lean in those windows!

This works for a tiny bedroom!

This pullout bed was a neat idea. I just wonder where it disappears into?

A bed in a closet which leaves the room for living.

Pullman style

Murphy beds!

Tiny kitchens

Tiny bathrooms

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