Yesterday, I was in a cleaning mood. Good thing too because my house needs it. So I made the necessary phone calls to distant relatives and then put on my music. I love to listen, sing, and boogy to music when I'm cleaning house. It makes the chore go faster. I started out with a little of bit of Alice Cooper, moved over to John Mellencamp and then crooned with Luther Vandross, and ended with Meredith Brooks.
But my cleaning mode dipped further than I meant it to. Before I realized it, I started doing my "spring cleaning" of the cabinets--taking everything out, wiping them down, and reorganizing the contents. I tossed out anything that was expired, broken, no longer used or just plain ucky. I separated those things that were still in good condition to give to our favorite charity thrift store. I didn't get very far in cleaning the kitchen, but the refrigerator's sides and back are clean, the spice and baking cabinets are neat and organized, and I found things I've been missing.
At first, I told myself it's a bit early for SPRING cleaning since it's just past midwinter. Then I realized that when the time for spring cleaning comes, I'm going to be up to my neck in grading papers and not have any time to do this. It was an easy enough decision to just go with the flow. I only got part of the kitchen done, but should finish it easily enough this morning and move into the bathroom for some major scrubbing. I also realized that I only have a week or two to go before I start teaching on Saturday mornings so this is the time. It also keeps me out of D's way while he's working on our DVD rack. :D
When do you do your "spring cleaning?" Do you listen to music when you get going? What do you listen to?