Monday, March 24, 2008

Making Your Home A Haven


I thought about letting the kids have a break from school this week, but I think now is not the time. We have just recently got into a pretty good routine since having Rose. We will attempt to fit in some Spring Cleaning this week though. Nothing too major just some basic stuff. I am going to make a list of just a few things to accomplish this week. If I think too much about all the cleaning that really needs to be done I will just get grouchy. No one needs a grouchy mama:0)!! So keeping it simple, here's my list...


  1. Monday-Laundry- tommy's clothes, clean out refrigerator and freezer, make a grocery list and menu for this week ( attempt to stay within budget for the rest of March), go to grocery store.


  2. Tuesday-Laundry-Wendy, Lily, and Rose, deep clean bathrooms, we have four so this is more than enough for one day!


  3. Wednesday-Laundry-Abby and Anna, sweep/vacuum and mop all floors


  4. Thursday-Laundry- Jacob and Samuel, wash windows so we can see more of all this pretty spring sunshine! Start packing for a trip to Nana and Papa's house next weekend, we are excited!


  5. Friday-Laundry-whatever needs washing! Pack and prepare for our trip!

I will update with some progress, hopefully! Have a great Monday and visit here for some cleaning inspiration!


    Monday Update:
    Monday's list is done! I am so glad I made this list. It gives more of a sense of accountability and I usually lose a paper list or just forget about it in the business of the day! Here are a few pictures: Before:

    Lots of help wiping out the refrigerator:


Doing inventory:


After:

Now the fridge would not pass a strict white glove test, but it is a huge improvement and we know what we have. We made the menu, a list, and got groceries! One more load of clothes is in the dyer that we will finish this evening. I hope the rest of the week is as good! I will continue to update!

4 comments:

BarbaraLee said...

Looks like you have a good cleaning crew to help you with that list. It doesn't so bad. Have a good week.

Sherry said...

Sounds like you have a good plan going!

I was lucky to make a list just for today :D

I thought about breaking from school too -- my 2 oldest go to public school and they are off, but I decided to plug away with Emme anyway!

Have a blessed week,

Sherry

http://frugaldomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2008/03/making-your-home-haven-monday.html

Monica said...

Next week is our cleaning week around here. You've motivated me to start thinking about my list.

Happy Spring cleaning!!

REAL ME said...

I hope you have a very accomplishing week. beautiful family!