Last week, Ed and I drove to Charlottesville, VA to pick up our youngest daughter, Mandy. It is always a highlight of my life when I get to be with my daughters.
From her house we then had a 9 hour trip to Albany NY to attend the medical school graduation of my oldest daughter, Kelly and her boyfriend, Roger.
It was super hot…94 degrees, but I didn’t mind since I loved getting to spend time with all of them. My youngest (in the turquoise dress) looks shorter than her big sister in this photo. She is actually the taller of the two.
At 5′-5″, I am the shortest in the family. :-)
Getting to say…Dr. Henkler makes me one proud mom…but after all the…
…ceremonies and celebrating, it was time to get down to the nitty gritty…and I mean nitty gritty since it was in the mid 90’s and we were physically moving the contents of Kelly and Roger’s apartment into a moving truck to move them to Charlottesville, VA where they will start their medical residencies at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
What makes me even more excited about this move for them is that both my daughters will be living in the same city now. Wonderful for them, but also for Ed and I since we will not have to go in opposite directions anymore when we want to visit them. We can all be together on every visit. :-)
While they were packing and carrying boxes, furniture, and household stuff to the truck, I went into full-fledge Mom-mode…
…to take care of getting their rental apartment clean for the landlord inspection.
Thankfully this task was made a bit easier by the use of Swiffer products and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to NYC to meet HGTV’s Jonathan Scott and learn all about these products and how they can make the process of moving and cleaning easier.
Jonathan is one tall and very likeable guy! Since I am an identical twin like he is, I enjoyed asking him twin questions…the same ones I have gotten all my life about what life is like when you have a twin.
Fast forward to my daughter’s rental apartment and her move, I put the products to the test.
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser made getting rid of fingerprints off the doors, plus scuff marks off the wall and floor very easy…it really does work like magic with no harsh chemicals and gets rid of all these marks in a few swipes without the use of a detergent and water-filled bucket.
After I took care of the doors, trim, and walls, I changed my cleaning tool to a Swiffer. They have easy-to-use sweeping, mopping and dusting tools for virtually every household surface.
I started with a dry pad to get all the pet hair and dirt out from under everything, then switched to a wet pad to clean the entire apartment floor.
Moving can be a completely overwhelming process, but there is something exciting about getting a fresh new start. We successfully moved these two to Virginia and are now helping them get settled into their new place so they can start their lives as doctors.
They are going to become very busy once they start work at the hospital next week. I am leaving the Swiffer and Mr. Clean products with them to make it easier for them to maintain a clean house with two pets.
As much as I love seeing my daughters, I am looking forward to getting back to my own clean home-sweet-home soon and getting back into my to-do list of projects to share with you.
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