Spring Cleaning Challenge: days 1 & 2

Yesterday the bright idea of starting to spring clean my home came to me. I figured that since Spring Break is over and the bigs kids are back to school it would be a good time to get my house back in order. HAHAHA what was I thinking?!?! With two little ones still at home by my side every waking moment of the day, not the smartest idea I ever had. But I am not one to quit easily, especially if it’s a task/project started in which it totally makes my house a bit more chaotic then usual. Therefore I want it finished to restore order…lol


Yesterday was DAY 1 of my personal spring cleaning challenge and I started bright and early with a “doable” to do list to accomplish. Starting with the downstairs…

1. Guest room:

  • Wash and change bed sheets
  • Dust, run the vacuum, and put away miscellaneous stuff on dresser
  • Clean guest bathroom top to bottom and inside out (including towels and rugs)
  • Dust the blinds and wash the windows 

2. Computer room

  • Dust, vacuum and mop
  • Straighten up desk
  • Clean blinds and windows

3. Powder Room

  • Clean it top to bottom
  • Wash rug and towels
  • Mirror
  • Scrub floor

4. Dinning Room

  • Dust, vacuum and mop
  • Dust piano
  • Clean blinds and windows

5. Entry way

  • Dust, vacuum and mop
  • Scrub carpet
  • Wash windows
  • Water plants

I got as far as to starting the dinning room and didn’t complete the floor task of the computer room. In addition, I decided to do the kids laundry so when I put the kids laundry away I decided to clean their bathrooms…see totally cleaning ADHD! I believe I bit off more than I could chew yesterday and it’s safe to say I didn’t accomplish anything close to what I wanted. I did, however, found out a few things about myself. Things I already knew but refused to admit…lol

  1. I totally have Cleaning ADHD…have about 5 tasks started at the same time and unable to finish them because I am easily sidetracked and forget what I was doing.
  2. I tend to neglect things that I don’t see or use on a daily basis…out of sight, out of mind
  3. My kids may be huge mess makers but surprisingly we are not dirty slobs:)
  4. In order to accomplish everything I want to in one day I either need to not sleep or figure out a way to add more hours to my day
  5. I have come to grips with it being ok to have unfinished TO DO list, even if it miles long and takes days or weeks to complete


Today is DAY 2 of my spring cleaning challenge and I am off to a late and slow start. Today’s TO DO list consists of:

1. Dinning Room

  • Vacuums and mop floors
  • Dust blinds and clean windows
  • Water plants

2.  Entry way

  • Vacuum and mop floors
  • Water plants
  • Clean windows

3.  Computer Room

  • Mop floors

4. Living Room

  • Wash ALL blankets
  • Vacuum
  • Dust
  • Water plants
  • Freshen up furniture with a homemade essential oil spray
  • Wash blinds and windows

5. Laundry: start and hope to finish MY laundry

I have high hopes of actually accomplishing my list today, maybe except for my laundry, since all tasks seem short and simple enough…yeah right. Wishful thinking I know, but a girl can dream right? LOL

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TO BE CONTINUED…

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