Week 2, Day 1 – Getting into a Routine

by StephBuckwalter on June 13, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I might actually be starting to develop a regular routine now. I’m also starting to see pockets of clean–I mean really clean. Thank you all for joining in and sharing your progress. I was almost ready to give up by Day 3 but when I saw what everyone else was doing, it was such a motivator. Keep up the good work.

I will try my best to get the weekly update published to announce the winner of this week’s prize and announce next week’s, but it may be Tuesday before I am able to get it out.

[Kamikaze Cleaning Challenge - Week 2, Day1]

  • Anonymous

    Today I spent 1.5 hours working on the garage. I even had three of my boys helping moving things around, and it took all of us that long. I spent another hour “spring cleaning” the bedroom that our exchange student had so we can move one of the boys in.

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  • Christy

    Spent 15 minutes clearing out old food from refrigerator. My hubby says that this is the only place I have a green thumb. Needless to say, he takes care of most of the gardening. Also spent 1.5 hours or so shelling and putting away fresh peas from the garden. So much better than anything from the store!

  • Amy

    Spent an hour clearing the last of the piles from the table and putting almost everything away properly. One has to stay because it’s my homeschooling papers, but they are sorted, filed and will eventually move to the homeschool desk once it’s cleared. I am trying to put new routines in place as well. Ironic that your post mentioned them today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1191578139 Kerry Darden

    Spent 1 hour going through the drawers of my children and pulling out clothes no longer needed. All bagged up to give away tomorrow.

  • miamichickens

    I totally read all the comments for motivation! We have VBS this week, so my goal is just to keep truckin’ with 30 minutes a day (hope to see those pockets of clean soon!). So, today I spent 30 minutes in our garage-it has become a catch all for everything from broken toys to laundry to boxes that we still have in there from moving in 2 yrs ago. I love that I could see some progress today and can’t wait to see what it looks like after this week:)

  • Sabra88

    I feel that I am slowly creating routines here that work.
    My problem is getting motivated. I get started and work for 30 minute slots – in everything I do in life.
    I break for 15 minutes and return to the work I am doing.
    Thanks Steph for all the motivating comments you post here!

  • http://twitter.com/hollybmartin Holly Martin

    Does motivating a child to do some work count? I got my oldest to pick up the first level for 1 1/2 hours! I think she even hurt her back doing it (sciatica). Then that motivated me to unclog the vacuum and vacuum for 30 minutes! Now we aren’t living in such a pig-sty.

  • Anonymous

    Good job! It’s definitely hard to stay motivated with housework. I’m hoping the cleaner house at the end of summer will be motivation to keep it going all year round.

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