I have spent the last two days cleaning. Since this is one of my "off the beam" things this year you'll understand how I might feel about it.
After packing down the Christmas tree and spending an hour vacuuming every corner of the room to get rid of fake tree needles and tinsel I have rearranged furniture and got that room back to non-Christmas normal. And you know what? I didn't even get to dusting. Oh dear... and oh well. After a day deal with all that I went in to spend some time in my new classroom. Guess what? More dust! Two of the kids and I spent two hours dusting, cleaning, sorting and I rearranged a whole bunch of Maths resources. I threw a whole bunch of old stuff out that has been there way too long. I still have a whole bunch of shelves behind my desk that I need to go through as well, but that will happen another day. I have a whole year after all!
My last school holiday cleaning job? Cleaning out the little corner that has been my "office" for the last five years. I don't work at that desk anymore and it just collects junk. My junk. And since it's right near the front door everyone sees my
Just as well these thankless tasks, that no one else appreciates, brings a certain amount of satisfaction when you finish them yourself.