Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Nothing Like Low Morning January Light to Catch the Dust (and cobwebs...)

Photo by Salt Water New England

11 comments:

  1. Ugh! Living in an old house AND having four big dogs, it's a never ending fight. I wish I could have our housekeeper come every day, but even then, who knows if we could get on the right side of it?

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  2. OMG! It's terrible if I'm planning a brunch. Even though you dust the day before, you have to dust again just before guests arrive because that low-in-the-sky sun light shows everything. Happy to hear I'm not the only one cursed with it.

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  3. Dust is acceptable, even well-bred. Dirt, alas, is not.

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  4. No white gloves necessary in my house since I discovered (by accident) that if I wear my LED headlamp while cleaning, I can easily spot all the household detritus. My husband laughs at me and whines when I make him wear it but agrees that it does work!

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    1. Wow Anon 3:42, that's inventive enough that I may just try it!

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    2. Good to know. Thanks.

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  5. Agreed! The right type of light is definitely beneficial when cleaning! I rarely clean in the evenings for this reason. --Holly in PA

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  6. Such a classic image. Thank you.

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  7. I've been told we come from dust and we will return to dust. I'm concerned that if I dust too much I may be removing somebody. When I was single I cleaned one room each day, generally while something was baking in the oven. That prevented a major cleaning.

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  8. JDS--Oh that is too good (dusting too much may be removing somebody). Thanks for posting! N from VA

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  9. I live in a 327-year-old Massachusetts farmhouse. It's the FLOORS that are a challenge to keep clean.

    We have several large rooms with original 20" wide pine plank flooring, with gaps between the planks. The gaps have to be laboriously vacuumed out before mopping, or Wet Swiffering.

    Also, we have plenty of early plaster, which is eternally slightly crumbly.

    Don't get me wrong -- I truly ADORE my old house, but wish I could afford servants, which all the previous occupants had!

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