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Spring Cleaning in a Pandemic, Links List

I went looking for recommendations about cleaning in the time of a pandemic.

Below are links to 10 different websites and a brief discussion of what’s there. The complete article is available by following the link.

  1. List of high-touch areas, including some you may not have thought of: fridge handle, etc.
  2. List of CDC recommended disinfection cleaners and how to use them.
  3. What DIY cleaners can be used.
  4. A discussion about different surfaces.
  5. Links to articles about organizing and disinfecting otherwise.

5 Tips for Spring Cleaning:

  1. Use the extra time.
  2. Make a list and divide it up.
  3. Get rid of the clutter.
  4. DIY some cleaners.
  5. Take before/after pics.

12 tips:

  1. Clean AND disinfect, includes a list of high-touch areas.
  2. Use the right products to disinfect.
  3. Dust throughly.
  4. Vacuum and deep clean carpets.
  5. Clean/organize linens.
  6. Scour tiles.
  7. Wipe down windows.
  8. Organize seasonal items.
  9. Polish brass/stainless.
  10. Clean wood furniture.
  11. Reseal grout/disinfect bathroom.
  12. Don’t try to do all the cleaning at once.

Discussion about deep cleaning. Includes link to CDC’s cleaning recommendations. Also talks about affect of the pandemic on cleaning companies.

What to clean, with what products, in detail, from the US government agency. Includes:

  1. Updated links to EPA-registered disinfectant list
  2. Added guidance for disinfection of electronics
  3. Updated core disinfection/cleaning guidance
  4. Links to: OSHA COVID-19 site, the CDC Homecare Guidance site, and a link for people with pets.

How to clean at home, at work, and what to do when you have to go out. Also links to CDC, US Food & Drug, OSHA, World Health and FDA sites.

Article about what all the extra cleaning means for garbage companies, etc.

  1. Places to clean more often.
  2. High touch areas.
  3. Things you might not have thought to clean.
  4. Where/how to keep items you may be culling.
  5. Discussion of symptoms.

An entertaining article on the current dilemma about housecleaning for professional women and cleaning during the pandemic. Well written.

  1. What to clean, how often.
  2. Deep cleaning list.
  3. Self-quarantine cleaning list.

Books & Projects

Well, I have a lot, right? That isn’t new. There are 5 books out there with my name on them (and someone else), with a 6th coming out in August September. I’ll post links to them in a bit. But there are these unfinished pieces too:

A book about me and my hubby.

The memoir, no longer called Teacup of Water by the way! However, this is the piece that’s the closest to complete.

The kitchen book. I don’t know if I can actually do what I wanted. The book I’ve always wanted is what I intended to write. I discovered that the reason it had never been done was that it is nearly impossible to do as I had conceived of it….

The frugality book (this is the least finished and will only get done if a proposed project actually flies.)

I had promised my co-editor that I’d probably have our new website up in April. There are technical issues DH is working on, he’s the webmaster. I have the content all ready, we bought the domains. But the framework isn’t up and working. Without that, it can’t fly. So I’m in “hurry up and wait” mode. He does tech support for a living and has had one or two long term problems to deal with in the past week or so. That puts computing things for the wife waay down the queue. So I hurry up and wait!

Sept. 2018: The website for the books with me and someone else has been put in place.

There’s another book project I didn’t talk about here, the cleaning plan and the workbook for that. There’s another blog on wordpress for that: sevenlevelssite.wordpress.com .


We Bought the New Domains Last Night

We started, this morning, updating the “main site” which at least in my mind is the “mother ship” of all the others. If you know that site, it was my old bookstore’s name, it’s broken right now!

  • The new sites will host a stream of the PTSD-related threads from here on one site and hopefully, in the future, memoir sales.
  • Links to book & author material, mine and others (one or more sites).
  • Link to a frugality content, some pulled from this blog and other unpublished work.
  • A “newsletter” with scheduling info for my friend authors, artists, etc.

It’s happening!

street signs


What’s New?!

I bought stuff Sunday and Monday.

SUNDAY: At the flea market I sold 2 shirts, an umbrella, two large saws. I bought 6 au gratin dishes. Took the extra 2 and left them at the storage — they’ll be put out for sale.

I got to a consignment shop and bought a dresser and a picnic basket.

  • The dresser is for the attic. The drawers are nicely proportioned for the size of the piece, and it’s slightly ratty, but not so much you’d cringe to own it. Why did I buy a dresser? Because I realized many of the “disorganized and in boxes” items are small pieces and I have nowhere to put them away.
  • The picnic basket is smaller and more complete than the one I had. I had started carrying one in the car in an effort to use unnecessary plastic and paper goods.

Got home, pulled the 4 au gratins I had, put them in the car, along with the bigger picnic basket.

MONDAY: I went to a shop where I consign things and bought stuff for the booth. I left the items I replaced (picnic basket & au gratins) as a consignment. The items I got for resale here were priced/ready to go that day. (They’ll go to the booth tomorrow.)

The roof/porch project, which was going to take 2 or 3 weeks? Well, it’s still in process, although they got the last of the roof panels up today. Hurrah!

Right now we have too many dressers, but that should change soon. The plan has always been to sell the double dresser (which I grew up with) and use the $ to help pay for the back roof. We have at least one other piece to sell too. The two pieces won’t pay for the roof/patio, but they’ll make a dent, and that’s good. Less debt, less stuff, and better living space doesn’t strike me as a bad deal!

This morning I worked on the other website and my cleaning plan while I was drinking my coffee and later, I cleared out the space in the attic where the dresser will go. Of course, several things came out of the attic which will be sold: a bookcase a bin of china/glass and there’s a few things which will go to the dump.

I haven’t finished cleaning the shed. I started cleaning the attic. I worked on the cleaning plan. I worked on both websites, as well as the day to day mundane stuff: cleaning toilets, dishes and laundry.

Life goes on!