31 Days to Clean – Week Two

Hitting A Slump  Day 7 and 8 – 31 Days To Clean

Only 26 days of 31 days to clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way. left!

31 Days To Clean

Well I’m still at it.

The Day 7 clean the pantry was a massive day. I went wild. I actually have no pantry so I decided in amongst lessons to pull everything out of the cupboards and do a complete rethink of the food storage. I spent a few hours on it and needed a caffeine hit half way through to stick at it. The finished job was great. But I felt the curse of work as was discussed in the Mary challenge.

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The next day I felt burnt out. I had my six things list happening and that was what kept me accountable that day. All I had to do was a few drawers but they were upsetting me just thinking of them. In the end I bit the bullet, tipped the contents of the drawers out on the carpet and began. They sure needed it. I had magazine recipes that I had ripped out that were crumpled up in the drawers, cook books with covers ripped off, excess cliplock bags I didn’t even know were there, tea towels that needed chucking. It’s all sorted now. I even put together a pretty new recipe folder (similar to my homeschool planner).

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I have found that the kitchen jobs can be done around homeschool because much of the homeschooling is done around the kitchen table or in the adjoining lounge room.

Today mop the floors—another job that needs doing!

Having overcome yesterday’s slothful mood I am hoping the Mary challenge on Laziness will help me when the next one comes.

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  1. Tracey  August 12, 2011

    Good on you for soldiering on. Some of the tasks are very daunting. Wall washing will be my battle. Urgh! But sometimes just getting started is the hardest part. I’m working in the living room today…well I intend to. Haven’t quite got there yet. You’ve inspired me to get a wriggle on. I needed the nudge.

  2. Vanessa  August 11, 2011

    That looks daunting! Great work, getting so much done. It sounds pretty intense but the result will be worth it 🙂

    I am inspired, and will have to schedule this book and challenge for Spring, which isn’t too far away. We’re in the midst of project season … decluttering the garage at present, and have recently built and organised our home ed. shelves.

  3. Renelle  August 11, 2011

    AArrgghhh must slow down when commenting. I mean’t …”ensuring hospitality vs entertaining”!

  4. Renelle  August 11, 2011

    ok, it’s starting to get a little harder now. My windows and window dressing still aren’t finished my walk in pantry doubles as a crafts and homeschool storage, so these two things are taking way longer to accomplish than what I have time to do, but I am plugging away at them. I WILL NOT GIVE UP! Have another sunshiny day Michelle you are my homeschool and cleaning hero! Still big on my mind is insuring being a hospitality vs entertaining.


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