Monday, May 2, 2011

31 Days to Clean Challenge: Day 1 and Day 2

Today is Day 1 of the 31 Days to Clean Challenge.  However, since I know I won’t have much time tomorrow, I decided to go ahead and do Day 2 as well.  The first day’s Mary Challenge asks you to think about why you want a clean house and to come up with something like a mission statement.   I wanted to keep it short and simple so this is what I came up with…

Why I Clean
  • ·         To provide a comfortable and relaxing home for my family.
  • ·         To reduce the stress of not being able to find the things we need and the times we are wasteful because of it.
  • ·         To be ready and able to have friends over at a moment’s notice without going into a panic

Day 2 was more work.  The Martha challenge was to clean out the fridge and freezer.  I tossed a bunch of stuff and wiped down the inside and outside of everything.  All the while chasing after Brother Blessing.  I really need some new ideas to keep him occupied while I get things done.  He’s getting too big for the exersaucer.  However, even when gated in he gets into anything and everything.  I know people always say the housework can wait…Believe me I have no problem putting off the housework.  (Hence, the whole reason I signed up for the challenge).  The problem is that the bare minimum needs to be done and a very adventurous eleven month old makes getting anything done very difficult.  Any ideas on how to keep him occupied?  Sister Blessing was already pretty good at entertaining herself at this age.  So I’m out of ideas.


  1. The fridge and freezer - yikes! I haven't touched those in awhile. Maybe I need to try this thing out. As far as occupying the little one, what about sitting him in the same room as you with pots/pans/tupperware dishes and wooden spoons? That used to work on my oldest. Q is a different story though. While he's not getting into anything yet, he's not happy unless I'm holding him.

  2. Amy, I'll have to try that again. I've done it and he likes it - at least for a little while. The problem is he is showing us all the new places that we need to baby proof. Things that Sister Blessing never thought to mess with. He's fast, too. Every time I turn my back for just second, he has found something new to play with that he probably shouldn't have....