|The Organised Housewife|
As you may have seen during the week, I am taking part in a challenge being run by The Organised Housewife. It's aim is clear from the title, '20 Days to organise & clean your home.'
When the challenge pop up in my newsfeed I was excited, as my house has fallen victim to neglect due to my overwhleming need for sleep... it seems pregnancy, part time work, running round after a three year old and housework don't mix very well and can make you very, very tired!! (well for me anyway!)
I decided to take part not only in the hope of getting the house organised and clean, but in the hope that I could kick start and find my motivation again, and enJOY the time I have with my little family of three before it turns into a little family of four!
So, the pre-challenge tasks aimed at organising yourself with a binder for your upcoming tasks/challenges, making a 'cleaning kit', establishing morning and evening routines to suit your home, setting some goals of what you want achieve by taking part and also organising some tubs for the de-cluttering that I plan on doing.
I most enjoyed establishing morning and evening routines, especially for Kirby. I made her two charts of her own that we popped up on the fridge and as she completes each task she gets a sticker....stickers are great for getting things done it seems! ;)
Here is our week in Instagram pics (you can link up your own photos to the challenge by using the hashtag #toh20challenge)
|my 'cleaning kit' in my $9 clean tin from Kmart|
(I had this at home already under the sink, but now it serves a better purpose ;) )
|my morning routine and Kirbys morning routine|
|this is now how her bed looks after she helps make the bed|
|getting all her stickers!|
I made a similar chart for the evening
Just by establishing these two routines in the morning and evening I can already feel AND see the difference they are making. I can't wait to see what following month brings!!
I plan on writing a post at the end of each week to see what differences it is making in our home and I would love to hear if you are also taking part in the challenge, and how it is making a difference in your home.
Until next time,