Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bitten by spring

Spring cleaning – that’s how it started. Actually I had no intention of doing any spring cleaning. I was pushing the vacuum cleaner around because when you have a largish, inside dog, no matter how short her fur, you need to vacuum. Often.

Then I got to the bathroom. The floor's clean but it never really looks clean; the grout between the tiles is so grubby. I investigated closely. Hm, if I get a toothbrush and the Jiff does that make the grout a closer shade of pale? Yes, it does! It does!

I abandoned the vacuum cleaner, armed myself with an (old, don’t worry) toothbrush, Jiff crème cleanser, and a cloth for rinsing and commenced attacking the floor. It looked so sparkly when I finished I started on the toilet next.

The next day it was the en suite, and the kitchen. It rapidly bordered on obsession as I moved onto the metal rungs edging the steps. All looks shiny and clean now. Sigh.

Only problem is I now move around the house like Jack Nicholson’s character in As Good As It Gets avoiding stepping on any cracks/edges between the tiles so that they remain pristine.

Must get a new hobby.



  1. Oooh! We have the same hobby!

    I get like that at times. But I don't have a dog. I have a roommate ;)

    Congrats on all that work!

  2. I hate cleaning,because when I start I have to do it properly, especially the tiles in the shower. I have to get in naked with the toothbrush and Domestos. I have a great sense of satisfaction when it's finished even if I do smell of bleach for a day or two. The Jack Nicholson effect wears off in a day or two.

  3. NQ- thanks. I felt so OCDC I thought I'd better blog about it. Roommate might actually be more messy than the dog.
    hocam- The toothbrush is a wonder for cleaning tiles, isn't it? Wish I'd never discovered it. Still waiting for the Jack effect to wear off. . .