Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Spring" Cleaning

Being that it is almost the first day of summer, I squeezed in my spring cleaning this week just in time!

I went through all of our medicines, cosmetics, and toiletries to see what was old, not being used, or expired. And WOW! The amount of expired medicines in our bathroom was almost comical. The worst offenders? A Vicks VapoRub and a Neosporin that expired in 2001! 2001! That means that the Mr. or I had carted those from our hometowns to college and STILL had them.

Here's a glimpse of some of the cosmetics I that I trashed becuase they were expired:


Also in my cleaning I managed to knock a box of cheerios off of the shelf and they went everywhere! Good thing my Dyson was near by to vacuum those puppies up! Look how funny they look in the Dyson:


The Mr. did a little Spring cleaning of his own and purchased himself a new pair of Rainbows Sandals. Here is a picture of the old pair vs. the new pair:


Isn't that that contrast crazy? Rainbows are meant to conform to your feet so the leathers is meant to wear down. Such as stark difference!

Did you get your Spring cleaning done this year?

20 comments:

Mrs. Limestone said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi since we are experiencing the same blogger issues. So frustrating!

Don't you just love the Dyson?

Linda said...

I need to do some more cleaning. I have a bag of stuff that needs to go to Goodwill. If it only magically transport itself!

d.a.r. said...

Ah!! I found muffin mix that expired three years ago in our pantry. So disgusting!!

And yeah, my hubby's rainbows look JUST like that! He needs new ones badly...but they get so soft and comfy :)

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

So funny how we keep stuff and it's expired. My mother in law gave me some bbq sauce about 2 weeks ago that she said she would never use. I started to use to for chicken on dinner one night and when I looked it had expired in June 2004!!!! I told my husband she was trying to kill me! haha!

Milltini said...

oh man, that reminds me...I REALLY need to get a new pair of rainbows!

Jess said...

Too funny!

And, um, no.... I haven't done any Spring Cleaning. I did do a scrub of my office when I moved into it. However, there are stacks of files that need to be sorted through, lol.

Emma-leigh said...

No maam.. haven't even had time to THINK about spring cleaning. I do good to get the daily stuff done.

*~! megs !~* said...

we found canned vegetables in our pantry that were 5 years old! that meant we had carted them through 4 moves and 4 different states!!

is it bad that my rainbows look like the ones on the left and i still can't part with them?!?

Shoshanah said...

I haven't really done a big cleaning binge like this in forever, but I'm sure if I did I would wind up finding ridiculously expired things as well.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've done that before! I'm really bad about carrying around medicines through moves and then when I go to actually use it, it's been expired for FOREVER!

Sonya said...

I accomplished ceiling to floor cleaning in the bathroom today! The rest of the house is on my list as summer cleaning. I don't have time to mess with it during the school year. It's not my idea of a relaxing weekends (most of the time)!

Brittany Ann said...

Those Cheerios in you Dyson have convinced me even more that I must have one of those vacuums!

~K~ said...

I haven't done my spring cleaning yet.... I guess you can say I am trying to avoid it. lol

littlesack said...

that pic of the rainbows cracks me up!! Im sure mine would look like that if i got a new pair too

Ali in LaLa Land said...

the cheerios in the dyson crack me up!!!

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a H.I.T. said...

I just cleaned out my makeup drawer - holy makeup! It was enough to make up a bunch of pageant toddlers!

Alex and Jill said...

Mine is going to have to be Summer Cleaning. :) The Man cleaned out the garage and attic, but I can't take credit for that. I have many closets in this house that NEED some attention. Everytime I see a post on spring cleaning, I'm convicted to start. LOL Maybe your post will be the one to actually get me in those closets.

Angry Julie Monday said...

I should totally do that with our medicine.

I got some new Rainbows last month. Do you know that Rainbows are made in San Clemente? You can buy them there for 25%+ off..

Sugar & Spice said...

I love Spring cleaning! There is something about cleaning that gets me exited!

The Mrs. said...

I cleaned out my medicine cabinet too! I can beat you though...sudafed dated 2002!

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