Whose dumb idea was it to have PCCX in the summer? When it's hot? VERY hot!! It doesn't matter where you are in the U.S., July is the hottest month of the year. So, let's sweat our asses off and clean like our mothers-in-law are coming over in 2 days. Except, we're gonna clean for 6 straight weeks. Thanks so much for remembering Amanda. Appreciate it. Really.
Anyways, I actually started pccx a few days early. I decided my living room is easier to do in sections to detail vacuum and steam clean because of moving furniture around and let's face it, its easier to say "avoid this 4x8 section of the floor" then "NOBODY walk in the living room for the next 8 hours!!!" Besides, the bathroom is off of the living room, and the cats don't listen. So, I'm doing sections.
Now, I'm going to apologize in advance. I rarely remember to take pictures for the before/after effect. I usually remember while in process or after I'm done. Maybe I'll get better at it if I do this daily, right? Right???
So, to begin. I have before/after pics of my front entry. Mind you, hardly anyone visits that area because we strictly use the back door. The cats however, like to throw up there. Often. Leaving wonderful stains for me to clean up because nobody else in this house has the balls (Yeah, I said it. Three men in the house and I'm the one with the balls). I digress. So, my only visitors to that area are perfect strangers that don't know any better and come to the front door. Isn't this the site I want them to see when first meeting us? NOT!! So, I took everything out (a bench and about 50,000 boxes because my Dad can't bear to throw them out because we'll need a box that size one day). THEN remembered to grab the camera
So, that was Friday. Saturday, I did the section near the bathroom, about 4 x 8 in size. Do you think I remembered the camera? Nope. So, no pictures, but I swear, I did it. Sunday I tackled the section across from the bathroom where we have a desk/computer. If you own a pet, you'll understand the amount of pet hair in the before picture. (Oh, and I remembered RIGHT after I did one sweep of the vacuum LOL)
The next day, I took a break from the floor because I ran out of cleaner for the steam vac (except I found out last night that I do have another small bottle under the kitchen sink, which means that 1.) I can work on the living room floor again tomorrow, and 2.) I need to clean under the kitchen sink and see if I can find other cleaners and maybe Jimmy Hoffa. Anyways, I decided to tackle the microwave. Didn't get a before pic, did get an after shot though :)
Okay, so that's my last 5 days. Even though PCCX technically didn't start until yesterday. So, consider me ahead by starting a few days beforehand, or late because I didn't post yesterday LOL