>> Wednesday, August 4, 2010
While this is mainly a knitting blog there are times when a little crossover happens. Some discussions about food and recipes, family and of course one of my more dreaded domestic duties...housecleaning.
I have mentioned my love for the flylady website. One of her recommended daily chores is a quick wipe down of the master bathroom. Now while I will admit to not adhering to this in the strict daily sense I have been wiping down the bathrooms on my house a couple to few times a week. This may seem like a lot of bathroom cleaning but my bathroom, the largest, takes on average 4 minutes. The first two minutes I am brushing my teeth while I spray down and wipe the mirror and spray and wipe party of the counter/sinks. Then a quick swish of mouthwash while I finish the counter and spray down the toilet area. One last minute and the toilet and floors have been given a quick wash.
Speaking from the experience of practicing this housecleaning tip for the last six months.....when all else in life is chaotic, the house is a mess, sibling fights, whatever; walking into your sparkly clean bathroom kind of melts the rest of the chaos away. Clean counters, mirrors, sink etc....can make all the difference at the end of a rough day.
So back to the topic at hand namely knitting. I needed some clean wash rags to keep stacked in the bathrooms, not to mention that I have to finish seaming a cardigan and work out some details on my whisper cardigan so in order to avoid that I cast on for these washrags.
I have a cupboard full of torn towels, and t-shirts that are my usual rags but since these rags sit out, ever at the ready for a quick clean, I wanted something a little more aestetically pleasing.