31 Days To Clean — Week Three


How are you all going with the 31 days to clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way. challenge.

Day 13  of 31 Days To Clean

I’m hanging in there! Only 18 Days to clean left of my 31 Days to Clean.

I skipped the wall washing and cleaned one curtain.

I vacuumed but didn’t steam clean the lounge room.

I got the cobwebs off the cornices but didn’t dust the whole ceiling.

I put on a party for my daughter–that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.


Day 21 of 31 Days to Clean

31 days to clean - 20

I am trying to stay focussed but I know a few friends have fallen off the wagon.

I too have been struggling with the bedroom challenges as I have 5 rooms. I have done a good job of my room but the rest of the rooms I am leaving in the kids control for now.

We clean out clothes in October when it is a little warmer.

31 days to clean plumbing

I have worked on the bathrooms also. After having a go at the sink trying to remove some gunk in the drain I completely clogged it up so I had to do some plumbing. It wasn’t that hard to do and as you can see it desperately needed it.

31 days to clean to clean

I just had to remember how to put it back together.

I am still finding that the Mary devotional aspect of this challenge good for me. I am revisiting attitudes and looking at my style and working out what makes me tick when it comes to cleaning.

One challenge asked us to work out what made us jazzed and to use that as a reward for our work. My problem is not working out what makes me jazzed but rather remembering to get the cleaning done before I head for the jazzing.

Just 10 days to go and the challenge is finished.

Please tell me what’s happening with you guys.




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  1. Renelle  September 5, 2011

    Hi Michelle, I know how much you love these things right?!, but i have tagged you at , please don’t feel you have to.

  2. Susan (HomeGrownKids)  August 27, 2011

    I’m not doing the challenge… I had my own challenge to do- clean and prepare the home ready for my daughter’s wedding!

    I am so unorganised but have to say that I was just a little bit proud of myself on the day – I was so completely organised for the big day.

    Is that your real bedroom? Wow, who lives like that? Not me! But it looks truly beautiful 🙂

  3. Renelle  August 26, 2011

    After the birthday party today I’m starting from scratch all over again! I have not given up.

  4. leanne  August 26, 2011

    Well Michelle,
    I am inspired by your efforts, but Saturday morning is my big clean up day. I will be getting into the windows and the curtains in the October holidays.
    Brid tidied my kitchen pantry.
    Leanne xx


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