Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Stink of Disinfectant Still Lingers on my Skin

Yesterday was spent scrubbing, disinfecting and rearranging every nook and cranny of this apartment ahead of the estate agent's visit this morning.

I woke up with the knotted muscles and aching bones of a...person who only gets down on her hands and knees to clean when estate agents are visiting.

Seeing that this is the first apartment we've ever bought, not many* estate agents have passed this threshold in the two years that we've lived here.

Fingers crossed that the effort will pay off and he'll give the flat a stunning valuation...otherwise I may beat him around the head with a bottle of Dettol.**

*actually this is the first one.

**only joking about the Dettol bottle of course. Perhaps a light slap around the face with a dirty rag if I'm really pushed.

16 comments:

Lane said...

Good luck today! I hope that hard work pays off and you get a whopping great valuation ... or at least a really good one!

JJ said...

Good luck.

KatW said...

Don't you just hate cleaning! Definitely bad for ones health!!!!!

Good luck with the estate agent.

Kat :-)

catherine said...

Eek, hope it went well!

Yvonne said...

Thanks all, ideally we'd like to hang onto this place and get another flat, and he thought we'd get good rent for it. But we won't know if we can afford both for another few weeks!

At least the place is squeaky clean...

marmiteandtea said...

That's great, hope it works out for you.
Always nice to have a squeaky clean house but I then get really annoyed at the slightest crumb dropped, drop of tea spilt!

Yvonne said...

M&T I'm going to be following The Ours around with a mop from now on!

red said...

Yikes. I have a similar clean up ahead of me a month from now- in order to convince the landlord to give me my deposit back.
Good luck to you.

Yvonne said...

Red, good luck with the clean up, lashings of alcohol afterwards to sweeten the deal of course. Thanks for visiting!

Debs said...

Best of luck with the valuation.

I hate that sort of cleaning and usually have to do it just before my mother arrives to stay. It's exhausting stuff.

Dx

Yvonne said...

Debs, thanks, it is exhausting. I usually cheat a little when my parents are visiting but this time I really put my (now broken) back into it!

jen said...

Best of luck with the valuation! Cleaning doesn't happen much around here unless someone's coming to stay :-) Generally, if we can see most of the floor we're happy... So it's panic stations when we know the MIL is coming round!

On another note, BSG tonight on Sky One!

Maz@styletreaty said...

Best of luck with the sale!! Hope it goes quickly!!

Yvonne said...

Jen, I was pretty flustered I tell ya. I saw that episode of BSG already, I couldn't wait, you're going to love it!

Maz, it doesn't look like we're selling now, just buying hopefully...I hope!

KAREN said...

Maybe he'll be overwhelmed by the smell of Dettol and make you an offer!!

Yvonne said...

Karen, why didn't I think of that? Of course, Dettol as a hypnotic agent!