Weekly cleaning update 2 | Children’s books | The kitchen floorPosted: June 29, 2011
Remember how I was working on a weekly cleaning schedule? I even posted an update of the first week. Well, I thought it would be good to post an update as it’s been almost a month since my last update.
This is what I managed to print out before our printer broke again:
The checks mean yes, I did it; the x’s mean nope, didn’t happen. So I’m about 50% on this week also. The next week, I tried to keep track on a little piece of paper, which I promptly lost (big surprise), and then I fell off the wagon on the whole “keeping track of the cleaning” thing.
But, I can say that the habit was starting to form, and I think maybe I’ve been able to hold onto my 50%-ish status on getting this cleaning stuff done.
I think I’d like to revise this file to be more of a chart with a grid-type checklist. A chart that would last for a month would be better. A new stinkin’ printer to print it would be nice, too! (Sweetie?)
I also wanted to show you a couple of other projects I was inspired to do recently!
I organized the kids’ books!
Before (this picture is actually from a few months ago, but this is a very good example of how the books usually look in the kids’ room):
It really bugs me when books are all over the floor getting stepped on!! Ug! Yes, there are more books under the toys.
I did some minor decluttering and got rid of 3 books, but mostly it was an organizing job.
This actually only represents about half of our children’s books. I’ll show you the rest another time. 🙂
At some point, I would like to get a little bookshelf for this spot. I think it would make it easier for the kids to manage and keep up themselves.
Now for the infamous kitchen floor!
I recently showed you how I sweep my floor. Well, with my nicely swept floor all ready, I got inspired to get it really clean! That’s right. Me on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor. I always think of Cinderella (before the fancy ball) when I do this. Let’s just say I don’t think of Cinderella very often. 😉
This next picture was taken under the table. It’s really bad.
Some spots were really hard to get clean. I had to get a little creative. Turns out a couple of them were gum. Gum?! I don’t know how I could have missed gum on the floor until it got to this point. But here we are.
Sorry, no pictures of me scrubbing the floor. Maybe next time. Maybe not.
But seriously. I’ve got good news here….