Saturday, July 9, 2011

31 Days to Clean - Day 4

Day 4 - A Place to Put Your Feet Up

Today 31 Days to Clean talks about the inability to get comfortable when you go to someone's house that is "too clean." It's hard for you to get comfortable because you're afraid to touch anything. There is something about a house that you can come in to and just prop you feet up. I would like to think that our house is one of those kinds of houses that you can do that. Not because our house is a mess, but because we have huge comfy couches big throw pillows and a few really comfortable blankets/throws that scream "curl up with me."

Having a clean house isn't just about making your house spotless, or having every bed made or even making sure that everything is in your place. It's about making an environment that encourages people to feel welcome in your home.

Here are 5 ways I can make my house "Feet Propped Up Friendly"

1. Not having anything covering my that has the letters "poly" in it. (NO PLASTIC)

2. Add some more big comfy pillows and a couple more soft blankets.

3. Make sure my living room is clean but not untouchable.

4. Always have a soothing beverage ready to be made (aka coffee or hot tea)

5. Listen when someone is talking to me about their troubles. (or anything for that matter)

Mary Challenge:
I wasn't able to do my Mary Challenge because I had other things I had to do so, tomorrow for my Mary challenge I will have a friend over to enjoy my house and I can enjoy their company.

Martha Challenge:
Kitchen- Clean out my oven and microwave. Don't forget the exteriors.

Day 3 Results

So day three to me was SUCH an eye opener. I had no idea how dusty my cabinets were! Even Derek was surprised how dirty they were below our sink. My fridge I knew was kind of a dust bunny grave yard because we never really dust it or clean it off. It's kind of the forgotten zone where we just shove stuff that we don't know where to put. So that was no big surprise. Here is a before and after of the fridge. The cabinets you couldn't really tell a difference so I'll spare you all those pictures.
This is how dusty the top of my fridge. Let me just tell you that this is really embarrassing for me to post this. But, what better way to get motivated to clean than to put it out there for the world to see.

 I bought a new vacuum yesterday so I got some serious cleaning done on the carpets. I use a sprinkle first on the carpets because it makes the whole house smell good while you clean then, I vacuum. I like the sprinkle because it helps get a lot of the dirt and dander from Groucho up too. I mopped the kitchen floor and got some more laundry washed, folded and put away. I woke up early today and once we were up I made the bed and took a tip from a friend and fellow blogger Ashley. She makes her bed every morning and prays for her marriage. I just that was really neat so I started doing that too.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I'm having a blast!