Fall Cleaning: Days 3 and 4

Ivy says:

I am so sorry I didn’t update yesterday, my darling Home Eccers. It was my dad’s birthday and we got home much later than I anticipated. Yesterday’s fall cleaning task was to hunt down all the laundry that was hiding under beds, in closets, and any other place it might be hiding. That’s why I found Heather’s post for today to be so amusing- look at this picture I took yesterday of Mt. Laundry at my house.

So, yesterday I did endless loads of laundry and today I’ll be doing more laundry and I’ve also pulled out all my holiday junk both in preparation for Halloween decorating and also because I need to organize my holiday junk in the worst way. I’m not entirely sure how Easter eggs ended up in the Halloween tote, but there it is. Tomorrow I’ll share pictures of how my holiday organizing went. My mom has a neat way of organizing her holiday stuff, and I’m going to take her cue and do mine the same way.

Also, fabulous commenter Ann asked: Iā€™m intrigued by Mrs. Meyers products – do you buy them in Nashville? Do you use lots of their products or just the one you mentioned this week?

I am a sucker for both great packaging and also amazing scents. Mrs. Meyers has both. The first thing I ever tried from the Mrs. Meyers line was the Lemon Verbena all purpose cleaner. I saw it in the store (Linens N Things, I believe) and had to try it. The scent took me back to childhood and whatever kind of lemon scented cleaning products my mom used. To me- if it smells clean, it IS clean. And nothing, to me, smells cleaner than lemon scent.

fall house cleaning guide

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From there, I tried the Geranium scent I’m using now. I got that at World Market in the Avenue in Murfreesboro, TN. If you go to the Mrs. Meyers website, there is a store locator that tells you where you can buy the products. Oddly, some places I have found it are not listed on their store locator, so just keep an eye out for it as well. All I’ve used is the all purpose cleaners. My next thing to try is the laundry detergent, if I can get over the price for it, haha.

So, Home Eccers, what are you going to accomplish today?

Send your domestic questions to helpme@home-ec101.com.


  1. Mom of three on October 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Checking in:

    Wallpaper down- check
    Primer up- check
    First coat of paint up-check

    Now I am going to go lay down and maybe take a nap. I had big plans of cleaning the rest of the house today, but now that I am done painting for a while, I am really tired. If we go to the football game, I won’t have time, and if we don’t I will be tearing up the floor, so housecleaning will have to wait until later. It’s not that bad, but I don’t want it to get out of hand. šŸ˜‰

    Last load of clothes is in drier, dry. It’s just rugs so they can stay until he’s ready to take the drier outside.

    Did second coat on one wall and I love the color. It’s called Sun Dried Tomato. The appliances and cabinets are white. The floor is called Canyon Slate.

    I can’t wait to see it all pull together. Right now it doesn’t look all that pretty. šŸ˜‰

  2. Mom of three on October 10, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Finish painting I hope. Well at least the primer and the first coat. Hubby wants to tear out the floor this weekend. He’d said tonight, but then he forgot it was homecoming. So we’ll probably start tomorrow. So I have to get my part done today. And wash up any last minute clothes before he takes away the washer.

    Kids are off next week, so I will be having them clean. Wonder what that’s going to be like?

  3. caryn verell on October 10, 2008 at 12:41 am

    seasonal wardrobe changes have been made, all the laundry done and put away, and the lawn tractor got its’ fall servicing after i hope is the last cutting. still have not gotten to the floor vents but did get the curtains washed and rehung on clean windows. time sure flies by when we are busy…can’t wait for reallly cold weather to get here and i can cozy up near the fireplace and work on a new quilt or crochet some things for christmas gifts.

  4. Lisa- Domestic Accident on October 9, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I drank a cafe mocha, ate some of my daughter’s carrot cake, and fed some ducks and seagulls. One load of laundry and cleaning a few spots on the walls with a Magic Eraser. Not so impressive.

  5. Angela on October 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    I hate folding socks, so I usually throw them in a basket and if you want a pair you find them your self. Well now that it is cold out and sock time. I thought I should fold them. I was also getting sick of my husband wearing my socks. So today I folded all our socks and made a menu and shopping list so I can go shopping tomorrow.

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