This was just one of many projects for the weekend. I also installed a hanging pot lid rack and a plastic bag holder, but I didn't think those were exciting enough to warrant photos. They are useful though! The plastic bag holder is overflowing...who knew I had so many plastic bags?
The other major thing: my mom decided we should deep clean my apartment. I didn't really think it needed it, but isn't that the way with moms? :-) My floors have been triple-cleaned: A round with the dry Swiffer, some vacuuming for corners and baseboards, and a final scrub with my newly purchased Swiffer Wet Jet (works well, but that was a good $30 - too bad I didn't know about the $5 off coupon online). Mom did most of the floor cleaning...hey, it was her idea! She also scrubbed my counters with cleanser, washed all my dishes, and helped me clean my reading corner. I'm putting the bean bag chair in storage for now, and we moved the chair over so it's a little more spacious over there.
The inspiration for this? I went to clean a picture frame that was laying on the table, and I discovered a freshly hatched nest of spiders! What kind of spiders decide that a picture frame on my table is a good place for a nes?!?! Ugh. It was gross, and unsettling. Plus, there were cobwebs on the floor and in the corners that I couldn't reach regularly because of the beanbag - I guess my mom is right that it's easier to clean when there is less stuff on the floor...sigh. Moms always end up being right, don't they? Anyway, it's gone, and there is more floor. And I will try to be better about keeping things clean, because do I want to be a home for nesting spiders? NO WAY!
My plants have a new home over here as well, and I'm hoping they like this sunny corner (the dusty miller in particular - it is so sad and in need of sunshine). So...my apartment is now clean and dust free, and I am ready for a nap! :)