HousekeepingI

My sister and I helped our mother clean on Saturdays. That included dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping and scrubbing the kitchen floor. There might have been more but I just don’t remember. And we might not have done those things each week. Again, I just don’t remember.

I do remember that our mother had a system on whether to dust first or vacuum first. But which?

Dusting first would cause any dust to fall to the floor and then be vacuumed.

Or did vacuuming first cause more dust to settle on the furniture so dusting was done after?

Or does it matter as long as both get done?

Or is the real question: what is this chore called “dusting” and why should I care?

I dust and vacuum (occasionally…don’t judge) but not always on the same day. However, we are having people come for a few days and I really need to clean!

Pucker up

I’m sending family and friends some lip balm and chocolate hearts for Valentine’s Day. I love the tinted lip balm as it is very sheer and helps protect lips from drying out. Perfect combination. I also got some “regular” lip balm for the guys since they aren’t the type to use a tint.

I used tape donuts on the backs of the wrapped chocolate hearts and attached them to the card surrounding the lip balm. Then I printed out some strips of paper with Valentine-themed images and wrapped those around the bundle sealing the strips with taps.

Want to print your own? Click here and here for the pdf. These wraps will also fit around a candy bar.

How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Patti