My apartment is spotless

  1. No - it wasn't me. As a "renewal gift" from our apartment manager for our most recent lease, we had as one choice a free cleaning by this lovely lady who usually cleans the apts of people moving out. I'm a fairly organized housekeeper (partly by nature and partly thanks to Flylady but I was tickled with the idea of having someone else dust for me just once.

    Little did I know she did windows and CLEANED THE OVEN (which was a mess, I confess, and I probably would have "pre-cleaned" it had I thought she would look in there lol.) Pretty sure she wiped down the baseboards, too. I'm afraid to move for fear of dropping a bit of lint somewhere.

    (Humming: Heaven, I'm in Heaven.....) Just had to share. Hubby doesn't understand .
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  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   adrienurse
    Ooh I want that too. Cleaned my car last weekend though. That feels good. Howcome I never get no free stuff?
  4. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Ohhhhhhhh, Marcey....how sweet and lucky!!! Men have trouble understanding things like a spotless house.

    Adriane, rub in the clean car....lol I'll send you mine. It is desperate need of cleaning as I live in it 4 days a week when I am working. lol lol.....guess it will have to wait till the weekend now :imbar
  5. by   jadednurse
    I must confess, I splurged on a cleaning woman a few years back. It was awesome! Good for you!

    BTW, I got as far as visiting the Flylady website and making my kitchen sink shining...well, occasionally at least (she says, as dirty dishes lay soaking in the sink). Well, at least I acknowledge the problem and that's the first step toward recovery, er, um, something like that. Anyhoo, sit back and relax and enjoy the free home clean up!
  6. by   gwenith
    I gave up smoking to afford a cleaning lady - that was a few years ago and I would work extra shifts to afford one now if I could find a good one.

    As for the car - mine only gets cleaned by act of God! When it rains I drive around saying Thank-you Lord!
  7. by   jnette
    We had a cleaning lady come twice a week ever since I was 6 yrs. old and we were stationed in Germany.. for the duration. She was with us still when I left home to "spread my wings" at 19 and I came to the U.S.
    I have the fondest memories of her. In many ways she was more than a "mom" to my sis and I. There were times when Mom and Dad needed "alone time" and would go off on a trip by themselves for a week or two and we would get to stay with her at her farmhouse way out in the country... got to feed the chickens, pet the cow... and her husband would drive us the 30 or more miles back and forth to school each day in the town wher we lived... in his tiny little car that had 2 wheels in the front and one in the back..(looked kinda like a rollerskate!).. and the top lifted up to get in.

    When I joined the A.F. and was stationed back to my home town in Germany, she was guest of honor at my wedding, and hubby and I (along with our 3 motorcycles) even lived with them for several months while we looked for an affordable apt. off base. Still had the chickens in the courtyard, no more cow, and the outhouse was replaced with an indoor bathroom along with other remodeling of their lovely house.

    When hubby and I moved to the States after we got out of the service, we continued to write and stay in touch. I flew back over when my son was born to visit my best friend from school and this fine woman was the first one I went to show off my little bundle to... her husband had since passed away, and she herself was now a great grandma. She, too, is now gone... but I treasure the memories of her and all the wonderful times we had in her care.
    Thanx for the topic.. and allowing me the joy of reminescing...
  8. by   aimeee
    Oh, its wonderful when somebody else cleans! I came home last Friday to find that hubby had decided to shampoo the carpets. What a nice surprise that was!
  9. by   nursenoelle
    What a great Landlady. Enjoy it, you deserve it. BTW, some of those chain cleaning companies are not that expensive- my mom would hire them during the holidays and before we moved out of base housing for the inspections. Have one in 1-2 times a month !

    I get a strange satisfaction from cleaning. Did you know that if you turtle wax your powder room sinks that they will shine and wipe clean for a week? I'm gonna go check out the Flylady now.
  10. by   jnette
    Originally posted by nursenoelle
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    I get a strange satisfaction from cleaning.
    Ahhhhh... great minds think alike ! Me TOO !!!
  11. by   Nurse Ratched
    Wow - I never in a million years thought I'd get a story to bring tears to my eyes from this post. Jnette - that was wonderful! Thanks for sharing your memories with us.

    And a bonus tip for shining my sink - thanks, Noelle! I'm going to try it . All you flybabies keep fluttering.

    Carly - I can't think of a more tedious job, nor one more worthy of hiring out, than ironing .

    I knew you girls would understand the joys of banished dustbunnies.
  12. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Originally posted by nursenoelle
    Did you know that if you turtle wax your powder room sinks that they will shine and wipe clean for a week?
    I would require something that would shine and wipe ITSELF clean for a month. Thanks anyway
  13. by   H ynnoD
    My wife asked me to hire a cleaning Lady,I told her then I would'nt need her anymore.LOL:chuckle If I got one she would have to wear one of those little french outfits.:chuckle
  14. by   BadBird
    Sounds like a wonderful gift, I would love to hire someone to help clean but I have one of those husbands that will start off with "Well, since your kids are so overworked (being his most sarcastic) sure go ahead and hire someone while they watch tv" I'll stop now, I think you get the picture.

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