Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 13 - Furniture & Floors #cgsc2015

I have these excellent things to write about as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep, by morning they're always a distant, vague memory of something brilliant. So here we go with something that is likely completely different than what I came up with in the middle of the night. Let me start, via illustration, of how to NOT clean your floors....

Mickey Mouse and David Stutler both taught us that Karma in the form of mop and bucket is a force to be reckoned with! Don't mess with magick, Me Pretties!

With that disclaimer said we will grab a duster, a vacuum, a couple of soft rags and a spray bottle with some furniture polish. Start wherever you feel called and get dusting to rid your furniture of all those energy sucking, vampire-like dust mites. Upholstered furniture can be vacuumed up, be sure to get into the crevices, couch diving can even be profitable sometimes ;). Polish up any glass furniture with your favourite window cleaner and make the wood furnishings gleam with some olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice (recipe below).

For the floors we're going to start at the front entry and end at the front entry, as in previous posts, travelling widdershins (counter-clockwise) around your house. Sprinkle your carpets with plain baking soda (or make up a jar of the recipe below) and leave that until the hard flooring is all clean, or at least 30 minutes. Sweep and/or vacuum as needed all the lino, laminate and wood flooring in your home, then mix up a bucket of the same cleaner from Day-11 and scrub the year's accumulation of negative, literal and figurative, grime away. Vacuum up all the baking soda and the nasties lurking in your carpet (you can use the baking soda on upholstered furniture as well). Finish up with a symbolic sweeping of all the past year out the front door; use your besom if you have one or a corn broom, but any broom will do, you could even fashion a quick a besom with a broken tree branch, some dry grass or twigs, and twine or even duct tape, be creative.

And there you have it Me Pretties, Day-13 done did! Have a beautiful one!

Furniture Polish
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or light olive oil
  • 4 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Add to spray bottle and shake well. Use a soft cloth to polish.
Carpet Deodorizer
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of dried rosemary, lavendar or a blend of your favourites, or
  • 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil
  • Combine in a large jar with a lid, shake well.
  • Sprinkle on carpets and vacuum up after 30 - 60 minutes.
Love & light,
~Síonaínn **  ƸӜƷ  **

Ps."Far away, there in the sunshine, are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow their lead." ~Louisa May Alcott

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