At last, we're ready to throw the party to celebrate our new floor - except that I think I'd spend the whole time shining the new stove and wiping out the new microwave. Everything is so nice and shiny, I want it to stay that way - nearly impossible with my crew. Really, I'd have to spend my whole day in the kitchen armed with a sponge and mop.
The floor is bamboo - maybe a bit of a gamble to put a wood floor in the kitchen, but it is very warm and inviting. There's more to be done - dh has plans for more cupboards and stuff, but for now, this is a vast improvement over the worn, painted commercial tiles that were down before. I walk into my kitchen and I feel relaxed instead of irritated.
I am working on an interesting system that anyone who is clean or organizationally challenged might appreciate - it's from flylady.com . They are a brilliant group of marketers touting a store of must-have cleaning items. But beyond the hype of their wares, they have a pretty good system - They break the house into zones and tackle just one a week. Every day, there is a 15-minute job to do. It's a great system for busy people, although there are times when even 15 minutes is beyond me. It's worth a look-see if you're into that kind of thing. There are a lot of good suggestions and motivational stories. I will say after having tried this for a few weeks that it is pretty amazing what can be accomplished in 15 minutes.