Week 3, Day 2 – The Honey Do List

by StephBuckwalter on June 21, 2011

Since we’re getting others involved, why not create a “honey do” list this week (you know, “Honey, can you please do this for me?”)? Take a piece of paper and a pen and walk through your house jotting down all the things that need repair. With list in hand, put some the approximate time and cost of each item. This will help you budget for them. Remember that holiday weekends over the summer are great for sales at home improvement places.

[Kamikaze Cleaning Challenge - Week 3, Day 2]

  • Anonymous

    Made my list :)

  • Elizabeth Bowen

    Made my list, but it looked like it would get lost, so I taped it into a notebook so I could add to it. I didn’t want to waste time re-writing it.

  • Anonymous

    Spent two hours clearing off the computer desks where the kids work. They are clear! It feels good to clear out areas that have been buried for a while.

  • Amy

    Spent 3 hours getting junk cleared from our sun room. I’m a pack rat and decision making on the little things adds lots of stress. Trying to deal with it all in chunks. went through the 14 yo’s art work from preschool and decided to keep a bit, recycle some and use the rest for wrapping paper for birthday presents. I already have space for it and my supply was gone. We used pillowcases to “wrap” the presents for the last birthday.

  • miamichickens

    30 minutes in bathroom and it looks way better but still needs some work. I just have to say that this is really motivating me to clean more regularly-thank you! I’ve written down some repairs for the rooms that I made a repair, improve, clean, decorate list for but didn’t even think to estimate cost (and I really need to budget so I can plan for repairs).

  • miamichickens

    I like the idea of using pillowcases! We’ve used playsilks for a few items for our kids (and for the bottom of Easter baskets instead of plastic grass) but I hadn’t thought about what else I had that we could use.

  • Debbiemishak

    I had a cleaning day and put the children to work also :) The boys cleaned their bedroom which added lots more laundry to my workload. I spent at least 2 hours washing 4 loads of laundry, hanging them on the line to dry, folding them (straight from the line to my basket), and putting them away. Spent an hour on my own bedroom, changing the bed, dusting, and vacuuming. Spent 30 minutes organizing my husband’s clothes (throwing away anything that had holes and couldn’t be repaired).

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