Day 9 of Countdown to Oliver: Carpets and Floors

More nesting stage! Today, I cleaned the carpets and floors. In-between, of course, an amazing surprise baby shower! What a wonderful day.

Luckily, we’d already shampooed our carpets a couple weeks ago. We didn’t use as natural of a carpet cleaner as I’d prefer, so it’s probably best we did it a few weeks before baby comes home. Other than that, I did a good vacuum of the house and Swifter-ed the floors. Not too hard or time consuming, and not necessarily a ton of fun either. I did have a helper though, which was cute.


I can’t say I have any super creative or unique tips for cleaning your carpets or floors; it’s pretty straight forward. I can, however, say I bought the $10 Swifter and was not impressed. I’d suggest upgrading or full out mopping instead.

Here’s some fun pictures from the surprise baby shower too:

The Countdown List:

1. Create the segment “Countdown to Oliver” and make list
2. Make a hospital bag
3. Create a baby registry
4. Prepare the baby’s space
5. Set-up pediatrician visit/appointments
6. Install the car seat
7. Have a pampering day
8. Prepare birthing plan
9. Wash shower curtains, rugs and sheets
10. *Reader’s idea* Virtual gift-opening
11. Finish an art project
12. Finish a book
13. Create an exercise regimen for the final 4 weeks
14. Take a sewing class and make something for the newest babe
15. Have a special mom and daughter day with Ella
16. (Re)organize files and paperwork
17. Finalize plans with the OB
18. Prepare for visiting family
19. Cleaning day
20. *Reader’s idea* Clothe diapering
21. Meal prep (frozen meals)
22. Write a letter to the new baby
23. Design birth announcements
24. Date night
25. Invest in post baby clothes
26. Clean pumping and feeding items
27. Take a class
28. Clean the carpets and floors
29. Stock up on toiletries and groceries
30. *Reader’s idea* Put feet up and rest

3 thoughts on “Day 9 of Countdown to Oliver: Carpets and Floors

    1. Thanks! I really don’t have a ton of energy, but if it’s a small task a day, I can normally attempt to get it accomplished :)! There’s definitely been days where that did not happen. But a pampering day is coming up Sat., so that keeps me motivated!

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