Still Cleaning.

Clean Maxx - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Clean Maxx – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Maxx says: Our Mom is still cleaning every room from top to bottom. She washed my bedding again this week and re-fluffed it twice already. I might seem like a tough boy… and I am, but I can appreciate a nicely cleaned and fluffed bed. Go to it, Mom! Oh, and Ewwwww! I think you missed a bit of fur over there!

Watching the garbage truck - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Watching the garbage truck – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Later that afternoon, Miss Newton and Tessa watch the garbage trucks haul a year’s worth of fuzz, fur and fluff away. Miss Newton says: I can’t believe she threw all that fur out! Wasn’t easy growing all that. I’m going to have to start all over now!

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Yes, we’re still cleaning. We’re systematically going through every room, every closet (thankfully, we don’t have many closets), every cupboard and cabinet and every flip-top box, of which we have a multitude. This is a long, much needed project.

We’re employing the three-pile system – a pile to donate, a pile for trash/recycle and a pile to keep (undoubtedly, to go through a second time later). So far, one local donation business has enjoyed the fruits of our frenzied labor by way of four over-sized totes overstuffed with sports equipment for those hobbies that never panned out some fifteen years ago, musical equipment for ditto reasons, clothing, glassware, books from the old economy, electronics, knick-knacks that weren’t valuable, just un-cat friendly, bad lighting fixtures from the ’80’s and enough mismatched plastic file boxes to restock our local office supply store.

We expect we’ll have another six-to-eight trips like this and to be fair, different businesses will get our donations.

Wary Tessa - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Wary Tessa – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Contrary to popular belief (Ruby, Olivia and Zuzu, we’re looking at YOU), Pee Queen Tessa won’t be ‘accidentally’ boxed up and donated to a local charity to bestow upon them her own special flair and to perhaps, help ‘water’ any dusty, unused corners.

23 responses to “Still Cleaning.

  1. Oh no, all that work furrring stuff and leaving your scents, and it has to be redone! Well, we know what y’all will be doing this weekend.

  2. How inconsiderate of your Mom and Dad to remove all your beautiful furs along with the dust. You’ll all have to get busy again to replace it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. Our dad has just started on year two of the great purge from the third floor. It is supposed to be the office/den/TV room, but Mom no longer goes up there unless absolutely necessary. During 15 years of almost non-stop traveling, Dad let it get out of control and is now paying the price. Mom hopes he finishes it in 2014! She says the entire house needs what you are doing, but that it is just too cold to take on a project like that. Good luck. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. good luck!! and kitties – be careful with all those boxes 🙂

  5. Bravo to your Mom!! When my mom starts a project like that Dad will say did you mean to do that today? Mom says gotta do it when the mood strikes
    Hugs madi and keep that mom working

  6. Kitties, you have an enormous lot of work to do! Get to it. Fur fur fur and scent!

  7. Good luck we know it’s a tough slog to go and sort through decades of stuff but it’s wise of you to do so! Hello all of you gorgeous kitties

  8. My human needs to do this – her office is disgusting!

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    guys…bee veree veree careful yur mom N dad due knot box up yur treetz, toys, cat beds, perches, canned goodz, primo grazz & nip N send that ta ree cycle…..
    ya gotta watch peepulz like a ewe noe what we willna menshun burd
    hope everee one haza cod kinda caturday anda salmon samich sunday !!

  10. We’re sure you kitties are going through everything Mom is throwing into piles! The human wishes she could get inspired to go full force with the cleaning and purging. Unfortunately, she sputters along at it 🙁

  11. I love the “third pile to got through again later”, that’s where we’re at with household things… now if I could only get Mark to tackle “his” part of the garage… (you were saving that old trim for which project was that????)

    Feels good though, doesn’t it! Happy purging!

  12. OK it is fur, scent…..more fur and some scent….do that all day and the cleaners will go away. Have a fabulous Friday,.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Mom wants to know if you can come here and do that for us!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  14. This is very impressive! I bet the cats will be happy when it’s over.
    xxoo

  15. The mom says all this talk about cleaning is making her feel guilty because this is what she needs to do around our house. 🙂

  16. We need that done at OUR house! Mommy’s closet is a disaster area.

  17. Mommy just cleaned out the fridges and found stuff in there that expired years ago. MOL! As soon as she is done vacuuming and mopping, we get straight to work making the floor furry and sticky all over again. We know she LOVES that!

  18. I hate it when purrfectly good fur gets tossed out!

  19. This new year is 11 days old and Mom still has not started her cleaning!
    At least our furs are safe so far,heehee
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and purrs
    when our Tiger crossed the Bridge.
    She was a sweet kitty .

  20. Wow! what a job.. When she’s done, she’s welcome to start on my house. I will await spring cleaning time & frolic with the dust bunnies until then.

  21. Mum did a big clear out a year ago. She probably could do more, but is careful how much she brings back in.

  22. We love your pile system! In our house, stuff just piles up – regardless.

  23. It’s rare I see a pic of Maxx. He is stunning!!!! Wow! Gorgeous cat.

    My husband and I (mostly I) do spring and winter cleaning pretty much every year. The workshop, the cold room, the husband’s hobby room (skies, camping, snowboard, cameras). He changes hobbies every season!! Ok, back to cleaning: cupboards, closets, basement, computer room and more and more and now your Mom gave me ideas of more cleaning. And efficient ways. Way to go Mom!