So you know how in the spring people go nuts cleaning and stuff? My mom does it EVERY year.
And she totally puts me and Brianna to work! Seriously, we’re like a two-person sweatshop, except at least they get PAID!
She thinks just because she sings Whistle While You Work it’s somehow super fun for us to spend a whole weekend TRAPPED inside sweeping and packing stuff in boxes.
That MIGHT work if I knew I’d get a happy ending with a castle, a prince, and MASSIVE amounts of cash!
But usually all I end up with are splinters, insane dust allergies, and a HUGE headache from listening to Brianna whine about how she doesn’t know how to whistle!
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: your parents do a lot for you. Suck it up and help out without complaining! I feel you. I really do. I appreciate my parents a ton, and I really want to be super helpful around the house.
I just HATE cleaning for hours on end and missing out on a WHOLE weekend. We only get two days off! (Why, God, why?!?!)
There are SO many other important things I like to do on my weekends…like sitting around, drawing pictures in my diary, and staring at the phone, considering calling Brandon, and then chickening out last minute.
This year I decided things are going to be different. Why you ask? This year I won’t just be vying for Spring Cleaner of the Year against Brianna. (Yes, my mom really gives out an award…and Brianna ALWAYS wins because she cries if she doesn’t!)
This year I’m going to make BANK!
I convinced my mom to let me have a garage sale on Sunday so we could sell all the stuff we don’t want or need.
Here’s the deal I made with her: Chloe and Zoey will come over on Saturday to help us with the cleaning. Since we’ll have two extra sets of hands, we’ll finish in one day, instead of needing two.
And since they’re not family, we should definitely reward them in some way for helping. So we’ll have a sleepover on Saturday night, and then we’ll all run a garage sale on Sunday…and the three of us will get to split the profits!
I promised I’d give Brianna $2. And I’m cool with that.
She doesn’t really help much with the cleaning (unless you consider giving orders with her hand friend, Miss Penelope, super useful) but I’m sure $2 is like 10 iPhones to a six year old.
See…I’m such a good sister!
I decided to make myself “Spring Cleaning Master,” meaning I’m kind of like the manager of the weekend. My mom actually said she was “super impressed with my initiative and enterprising spirit.”
Score! A way to save time, make money, AND I get points for doing it. 🙂
I made a pretty detailed plan of attack for the cleaning on Saturday. Me, Chloe, and Zoey will tackle the kitchen, the living room, and my room. Dad will do the garage.
And Mom and Brianna will do Brianna’s room and the bathroom. (Those are pretty much the two most disgusting places in the house…this is why it’s good to be the Spring Cleaning Master!)
Of course my Mom will want to check our boxes to make sure we’re not selling stuff she really wants. (Which is a shame…I’m sure I could get a TON of money for that overpriced juicer Dad bought for the “massive health kick” he never started!)
But other than that, I think it will be a pretty awesome weekend!
Now all I have to do is make some garage sale posters to put around our neighborhood. I’m actually kind of excited about that, since I love art and stuff.
Squeeee! I’m pretty psyched about this! Wish me luck this weekend! 🙂