Monday, August 25, 2014

Yearly Housecleaning on a Narrowboat

First, my mother and my grandmother would be oh so embarrassed that I said yearly.  They did a fall and a spring  cleaning and boy did they do a weekly in between!  They were definitely made of sterner stuff.

We have been living on the boat for close to a year now.  There are some things I purchased thinking they would work well that did 't or that I have rarely, if ever used.  Off to the charity shop they go.

I thought I arranged things PERFECTLY to take advantage of space and to  be convenient.  Not so much.  Things are being rethought and rearranged, even in our small space.

I tried to buy everything I thought we would REALLY need.  I missed a few, imagine that.

When I chose my wardrobe for over here I took A LOT of time and thought planning and thinking about what it should be.  Besides my jeans and a very few other things, I got it all wrong.  The wrong things go to a charity shop and some new things come home to the boat.  That's life, I guess.

I am still trying to get a handle on how much perishable and non perishable food to buy at one time.  But I don't hold out much hope on that one.  :-)  If you look up "overzealous stockpiler"  I am sure you will find my picture there, seriously.

P.S. My goal is to clean every surface VERY THOROUGHLY by Christmas.  Wish me luck.


  1. I've always thought cleaning was SOMEWHAT overrated. :)

    1. I have never been a big fan however neither to I want to be shut down by the health department. It can sometimes be a narrow line for me. :-)