Unfortunately, it's also the entrance to our house. This means that the table turns into the catch all for everything that comes in, or needs to go out, of the house. The chairs act as coat hangers, because despite the fact that we have 4 hooks to hang our coats on, that's not enough. I'm not exactly sure why, but between myself and my husband, we own about 42 jackets, and for some reason, we both find it necessary to have them ALL hanging out where they can be easily accessed rather then moving them to a closet somewhere else in the house. There are always shoes strewn about because, well, I have a "thing" for shoes, and the same can be said for them as about the jackets...
Also, we have 2 big black dogs which track muddy prints in continuously. And, my husband is a machine operator who works in a gravel pit and finds it necessary to bring his "work" him with him in the form of sand, dirt, pebbles, concrete, grease and dust. AND, this is a big one, like I mentioned earlier, it's where our wood stove is! Anyone who has wood heat knows that while it's the coziest, nicest heat you'll ever experience, it's filthy and disgusting!
So, mostly, I just don't clean it. Yeah, I know! It should be all the more reason to clean it frequently, but it's such a thankless task that it just makes me crabby!
It was particularly disgusting the weekend, and I decided that I was too lazy to do it and was going to hire someone to come in and wash the walls and do a big cleaning. Then, I remembers that I'm a stay at home mom, and not the Queen of Sheba, and I should get off my butt and do something about it.
So, it started like this:
This is what it picked up!
And the end result was....
Until my next cleaning mission,
Love and Hugs