Sunday, April 11, 2010

Christian Homekeeper Network

I jut finished week one of Spring Cleaning. My Kitchen hasn't looked this good ever. It probably wasn't even this clean when we moved in since the house sat empty 2 years prior to us. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Christian Homekeeper network's 5 weeks to a clean and organized home. I've always wanted to do spring cleaning, but I never really knew how to go about it. I'm so glad someone took the time to give me a list. I'm love lists and crossing them off! So that works for me.
Another aspect of this blog/community that I enjoy is the writing prompts. It gives me things to think about. Sometimes I blog using the writing prompts and sometimes I don't but I like how they challenge me to think about the things going on in my home.
Bryan even got involved in my kitchen cleaning. My big 8 month pregnant belly was getting in the way, so he got on the floor and scrubbed the kick board under the cabinets for me. I was very thankful he took the time to do that. The best thing about my new clean kitchen is the spot behind the trashcan. I hate looking back there, but I made myself sweep it out and mop it and now it doesn't gross me out as much. Thanks Christian Homekeeper for helping me with my spring cleaning!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Clean Fridge!!

My fridge is way clean and organized. I got rid of all the junk that needed to be thrown away and I feel like a weight has lifted off my shoulders. That was monday.

So, on Tuesday I sprayed out our kitchen trash can, Hadley's diaper pail, and the dirty orange tubs we use for our recyclables.

Yesterday Hadley and I went to the park and then I had a Dr's appt so there was no spring cleaning yesterday, but then today I started on the cabinets. Hadley was such a big help. We started with the up top cabinets and took everything out (this was Hadley's favorite part!) and then I wiped the cabinets clean with soapy water. Then we threw out everything that was old/expired. Next, Hadley helped me put everything back in place. Very organized. I also wiped down the outside of the cabinet doors as well. We got through 2 upper cabinets and 3 drawers. We had a lot of fun taking out all the silverware and then replacing it once the drawer and organizer was clean. Hadley is very good at putting the knives/forks/spoons back where they go. Maybe tonight after bedtime or tomorrow during nap time I'll work on the cabinet under the sink...I'm dreading that one!

Also, I finished the soaker/skirty that I'm making for baby sister. Here's Hadley showing off my work:

Monday, April 5, 2010

5 weeks to a clean and organized home!

I'm following a blog called the Christian Homekeepers Network and I'm very excited about their spring cleaning incentive program! Hopefully I can stay motivated and my house will be super clean in 5 weeks! This week is the kitchen. Hadley and I are going to be busy bees, but I'm glad the house will have gotten a good cleaning before baby sister comes.

Here's a pic of Hadley being cute and picking up Easter Eggs