I had a great time with the January Housekeeping Habit Challenge and I don't want to stop.
Please join me here to keep motivated and help fight clutter and mess. Figure out what is causing you the most stress in your household, and pick just one manageable chore that you'd like to do more frequently.
The rules are as follows:
1) the chore has to be doable/reasonable so that you set yourself up for success (no "I will polish all the bathroom tiles with a toothbrush daily" please),
2) come here and update frequently so that we can all share together in our quest for world domi... err... cleaner less stressful life.
The chore doesn't have to be done daily either, it's ok to have a every 2 days or similar schedules, just add the "day off" smiley, which brings me to the last rule. 3) gratuitous use of smilies is encouraged - we have so many funny smilies on MDC I never get to use.
So without further ado here is my challenge. I have a 1 yo and 3 explosively shedding border collies. I also have muddy backyard and perpetually shedding pine trees all around. So every time anyone goes in and out of the house tree needles get in and dog hair gets on everything. My floors need help! And did I mentioned we have beige carpet that we can't replace just yet (I hate carpet!).
Recently I learned about and bought a new steam mop to help with the never ending battle floor dirt. My goal for february is to alternate in rotation vacuuming the carpets and steam cleaning the linoleum and tile. I will have 3 chores - vacuuming upstairs bedrooms, vacuuming downstairs, and mopping - this gives me a nice 3 day rotation.
My smiley list key
task done (aaahh...)
I really wanted to by couldn't (see )
I'm taking a well deserved day off.
And.... drum roll , day 1!
starting with a LAME - I'm in bed with a stomach flu (thank you daycare!) and have no energy whatsoever. I will start tomorrow (hopefully)