Where to start? Preparing to be a human cleaning machine for Pesach
I’m back home from a string of meetings with students, have a light lunch in the toaster oven, and am surveying the apartment. Yeah, it is time for the Pesach cleaning spree to start. I’m trying to decide which room to clean first. The kitchen is easy: it is always last and takes two days. The living room will take a full day. I should be able to get the bedroom done in four to five hours, nu probably closer to five. Tovi and Yafah’s room has much less in it but what it does have will take longer than the bedroom. I’ve got to dismantle the massive kitty cage and take the base outside to clean and disinfect, move the cage and clean under it (haven’t done that since last Pesach), scour the carriers they like to hang out in and on and all their bedding options, the floor, windows, walls, etc. with the kitties getting in the way all the time. Hmm, actually, that last applies to every room.
I can’t do the bathroom until I get some liquid plumber. I also can’t figure out why the sink isn’t draining in there. Nothing seems to be stuck down in the drain. I put some of the caustic Chrystal drain cleaner down it several days ago and not only did it not work but it took the filled sink three days to drain out — yeah, brushing your teeth in the kitchen is so much fun, as is playing football (soccer) goalie to keep the cats from getting in there and licking up the killer water.
I love Passover. It is the one time in the year my house is as clean as my mother’s house is everyday of the year. The bedroom it is. Ok, ready, set: CLEAN!!!!