Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Staying in my apartment, time for some major spring cleaning

I decided to stay in the Center after my amazing landlord (at a great cost to her) installed new custom-made windows.

While I miss the charm of the old windows with their wooden indoor shutters, being able to get a good nights sleep is more important.

Originally, I wanted to move because of the noise and for more space. The noise issue in the summer will still be there (as I will want to open my windows ) but I can wear ear plugs like I have in the past. My landlord's architect came by to measure for a shelving unit in the kitchen area. That will help a lot with storage issues.

Living in such a small space I really have to keep clutter to a minimum. It's time for a spring cleaning marathon.

One of my favorite websites, Apartment Therapy, has some great spring cleaning TIPS for busy people.

I'm relieved I don't have to deal with the stress and expense of moving right now. My landlord is fantastic, which is something I don't take for granted. My landlord in L.A. was a nightmare. She was a horrible, cheap, dishonest women.

Also, the infamous G lives near by and one of my closest friends is moving to the area. I'm very excited about that.

Do you spring clean?


G said...

Congrats! I'm happy to know you're not moving further away from Largo Argentina.

erin said...

hooray for good landlords :) Glad you're happy about the decision to stay!

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Definitely need to do a big spring clean here -- time to finally go through all our clothes and donate what we're no longer wearing. Can't WAIT for the bedroom to feel lighter! Good luck with yours :)

gibber said...

I should do spring cleaning, but I never do. I inherited from our father the inability to throw things out. I'm not a hoarder or anything like that, but I feel an attatchment to too many things! I'm going to read the article you linked too.

I'm glad you got new windows and will get new storage!!

Deborah said...

I wish I could say that every Spring & Fall, I routinely clean out my closets, clear off the kitchen island and organize my pantry. But, alas, no. The closest I come to spring cleaning is cleaning out the refrigerator!
Good luck and enjoy a quiet night's sleep.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

g - anch'io!

erin - I didn't want to risk getting another crazy one after the experience I had before.

michelle - I need to donate clothes too. My closet is so tiny, it forces me to edit.

gibber - I'm smack in the middle between Mom and Dad. I do hold on to a few more things than I need to but they are organized.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

deborah - I probably should clean my oven and defrost my freezer. I forgot about those!

Anna said...

oh, so you live in the Center of Rome... I envy you:)))

Thanks for the cleaning tips - I hope it will motivate me to do some spring cleaning (especially windows)

Los Angelista said...

Three cheers for your landlord fixing the windows. I know you're relieved.

I tried to spring clean...but I still need to shampoo my Persian rug. It doesn't really feel clean in the house unless I do. Sigh (whips out to-do list)

Paola said...

I do constant cleaning yet after a few minutes it's a mess.
It comes with men.

J.Doe said...

I guess you can say I do several spring cleanings - but with a toddler running around and messing things up the second after I cleaned you'd never know it.

dorinalouise said...

i just cleaned out my spice rack. and we'll wash the windows and window screens in a week or two.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

anna - yes I do. My place is very tiny but I like not having to rely on a car to get around.

los angelista - The new windows have made a HUGE difference!

paolo - ha. That is why I live alone. Just kidding.

j. doe - It must be hard to find the time to even clean when you have a toddler. The little ones require a lot of energy.

dorina - I'm going to save the windows for last. Or maybe I should do them first?