Mudcat Café message #4079660 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4079660
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
14-Nov-20 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
After moving stuff off of the mantle, moving the huge mirror leaning against the fireplace that sits on the hearth, I used the brush nozzle on the vacuum and over about 30 minutes cleaned off years, or decades, of dust on those ugly stones. It doesn't really look any different, but it's nice to know that the I've made a good start. It'll be interesting opening the Shark dust tank this time, to see what comes out. Lots of crumbling stuff from the mortar on the fireplace, for one.

I've also had good luck with that silicone broom - here it works well getting the dog hair off of the tile floors, especially going up and down the halls and scraping it from around the edges next to the wall. It's good you had help with that work. I know a place that is supposed to be good with rugs and I keep meaning to take my antique Persian rugs over - I suspect they will come back looking incredibly bright.

The recycling was dropped off, and I had a couple of food items that ordinarily I might have returned to the store that this time I donated to the community fridge in a neighborhood north of me that is a "food desert." There was a woman finishing loading a bag as I pulled up and she waited to see what I was dropping off - so the 10 pounds of rice and quart of olive-oil blend never made it into the fridge. May she have many filling meals out of those two ingredients!