Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Hidden Clutter

Take a look around your living room and see what is hanging around that is really clutter but because you have become so used to it being there you don't see it as clutter. Have you purged those magazines and books lately? How about the videos, dvd's and cd's? Are they strewn in piles all over that because they belong in these rooms you don't see them anymore? Your mission for today is to set your timer for 15 minutes and go after the "hidden" clutter in these rooms. You will be amazed at how much neater the rooms look when you tackle this.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Trash

Today we are going to go through our living room and pick up any trash that may be laying around. Be sure to look under the couch and other furniture.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Dressers

Today's mission is to declutter the tops of our dressers. The first
thing to do when decluttering is to throw away anything that is trash.
Those receipts, post it notes, etc that are just claiming space -
toss them!. The next thing is to look at what is left on your dresser
- Do you need it? Do you love it? Do you use it? Do you have
anything on your dresser that needs to be put away someplace else?
Pick up, put away, then Pick up and put in a give away box that you
will donate later.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - 9/20 -9/26

This Week's Menu Is:

Sunday: Strip Steaks with Mango-Peach Salsa, Twice Baked Potatoes
Monday: Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Fruited Couscous
Tuesday: Bacon Waffles, Cinnamon Apples
Wednesday: Crockpot Tortilla Stack, Skillet Corn
Thursday: Cheese Grits with Chunky Tomato Sauce, Garlic Bread
Friday: Braised Turkey Sausages, Mashed Potatoes, Side Salad
Saturday: Chili – Crispy Chicken Fingers, Mac & Cheese Cups, Oven Fried Zucchini

Head on over to I'm An Organizing Junkie for more Menu Plan Monday ideas.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Mop

Your mission in the bathroom
is to mop the floor. Now, you can do this with
some hot soapy water and a rag or mop.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Bathroom Sink

Let's shine our bathroom sinks and
counter tops. Scrub the sink and the faucets, wipe down with Windex.
Take time to wipe down your counter tops and give them a
shine as well.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Medicine Cabinet

Look into the medicine cabinets and toss the empty
bottles and boxes that are taking up space.
While you are doing this also take a look at the
expiration dates on the medicines that are there. If you have some
that need to get rid of, take care of that as well. Grab a damp
rag and wipe down the shelves.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Trash

Your mission for today is to clean your bathroom trash can.
Use the tub to fill the can with hot water and add
some general purpose cleaner or dish soap. Let it soak
and then scrub the bottom, the sides and the outside. Turn it over
and let it dry in the tub and then put it back before someone needs
to bathe and ends up taking a shower with the trash can!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Toilet

Your mission for today in the bathroom is to wipe down around the
base and the back of the toilet. Grab a rag and some general purpose cleaner
and wipe down the toilet from the bowl downward, the floor around the
base and behind base.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - 9/13 - 9/19

This Week's Menu Is:

Sunday: Turkey Piccata, Canned Corn, Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Monday: Cinnamon-Apple Stuffed French Toast, Sausage
Tuesday: Crockpot Chicken Chili. Biscuits
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, Egg Noodles , Side Salad
Thursday: Honey Baked Lentils, Rice
Friday: Chicken Alfredo Pizza, Side Salad
Saturday: Chili – Frito Pie, Skillet Corn

Head on over to I'm An Organizing Junkie for more Menu Plan Monday ideas.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Counter Tops

Your mission for today is to scrub those counter tops. Not just the
average wipe down that we do after dinner. Now it is very easy to
make this task overwhelming but if you take this slow and easy you
can do this!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Refrigerator

This is one thing I hate doing, but today is a good day to do it!
Let's clean out our refrigerators, take out the old left overs,
then check the fruit/vegetable drawers and toss what no longer is
appealing to eat. Third, check the meat and cheese drawer, check the
expiration dates on your items in there and toss what needs to go.
Fourth, check out the doors of the fridge, toss the empty condiment
jars and bottles that always seem to magically go back into the
fridge when empty. Last, grab a damp rag and wipe down the shelves.
Do not take every single thing out of your refrigerator and
then take the shelves out to clean
them. Just wipe them down.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Cobwebs

Today we're in the kitchen, so let's set our timer for 10 minutes and take a
broom or a Swiffer and get those dusties and cobwebs that are hanging on the
upper walls that are taller than you, the corners of the ceilings and
the ceiling. You may also want to take a damp rag to the light fixture and/or ceiling
fan. Check out the top of your refrigerator as well.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Laundry

How bad is your laundry hamper?
Is it piling over on to the floor?
How about laundry that is done that maybe in the dryer still
or a pile of laundry that is on your couch that needs to be folded?
Let's work on it today.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Kitchen Table

How does your kitchen table look?
Let's spend a few minutes today cleaning off anything that don't belong there.
Put everything in their homes, then wipe it down.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Car

We're back in our cars today. This should be done once a week. Grab a bag and clean up any garbage that may have been dropped on the floor. Put stuff back in the house that was left behind. Hey, if you have a few minutes, how about a vacuum. It's always a great feeling when you sit down in a clean car.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Mop

Pick a room, whether it's the bathroom, hallway, kitchen whatever and mop it.
A nice smelling clean mopped room can make you feel so proud.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Daily Cleaning Challenge - Hallway

Spend 15 minutes today cleaning the hallway.
Git rid of all the floor clutter
Dust & straighten pictures
Change light bulbs
Clean off and put away anything that may be on benches, table tops etc.

Flylady Babysteps - Day 18 & 19

Do you ever feel so overwhelm that it just knocks you out? This is what has happen to me. As many of you know, I have multiple blogs, and it can become a big weigh on you when you need to stay on top of them daily, and if you don't, you feel the need to catch up but can't...oh oh, I'm getting knocked out again just thinking about it *thump*.

Ok, I'm back, and my current knock out has definitely convinced me to just concentrate on three of my blogs. Though three may still be a lot, but my, Angie Is Living and My Weight Loss Progress blogs only need to be worked on 2-3 times a week. As for this blog, this is my number 1 priority. By working on this blog, will help keep control of my household chaos.

Now, back to my Flylady Babysteps. Day 18

I actually have a copy of this in my control journal, which I reread.
You can get a copy too here.

Day 19

I love this testimonial that Flylady had us read. I really would love to have my own B&B. You can read this testimonial too here.

My Routines:

Morning Routine

- Get up and get dressed to lace up shoes; fixing your hair and face
- Looking at your posted reminders in the kitchen and bathroom
- Reading 2 minutes of reminders
- Recognizing the negative voices and changing them;
- Put out your Hot Spots for 2 minutes
- 5 Minute Room Rescue (pick any room in the house) set your timer and go!
- 15 Minutes Decluttering each day. You can’t Organize Clutter!
- Kelly's Mission
- Make My Bed
- Read An Email From Flylady

Before Bed Routine

- Keep your sink shining
- Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
- Put out your Hot Spot
- Go to bed at a descent hour

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