Monday, March 1, 2010
The weather is starting to change. March is the month when most people start their spring cleaning. I want to get my house in order before Passover starts. I love an excuse to really deep clean everything!
I can just imagine the sparrows chirping and nesting in the front yard! I can almost see them flitting about as I hang laundry on the clothesline! Remember my post on A Housewife's Pink Mood? This is the perfect time of year for a cheerful mood!
Here is my plan:
1. Every single day for 30 days, I will set the timer for 20 minutes.
2. During this time, I will sort paperwork, clothes, closets, drawers and cabinets. I will find things I don't need and throw them away, or give them away.
3. When that timer goes off, I will quickly finish up what I am doing. If I have a pile for trash, they will be tossed immediately. If I have a pile of things that need to go elsewhere, I will promptly put them away.
4. Once the organizing and purging is completed, I will begin heavy cleaning- washing windows, scrubbing fixtures, cleaning the drapes, etc.
5. Each child will be given a list of things to do during those 20 minutes.
6. By Passover, my house will be super clean!
My favorite author for motivating me to do housework is Emilie Barnes.
What are your Spring Cleaning Plans? Who is your favorite Spring Cleaning Author?
I love cleaning as much as my mother does. Here my son says, "You remind me so much of Nana."
Read about a fun way to teach children to serve at home in "The Breakfast Hostess."
Overwhelmed with housework? Read Ten Children and Housekeeping for new ideas and inspiration to love keeping house!
I've just updated my cleaning plan. Would you like to have the Cleanest House Ever? I've created a fun way for the children to do the work!
................. Coming soon! My news about a new stove! ...............