Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fall Cleaning Challenge: Day 1

So I am partaking in an Ultimate Fall cleaning challenge with some Nestie/blog friends. Honestly, a cleaning challenge couldn't have come at a better time; with 3 weeks till D-day, I could use this time to get the house sparkling for Cameron's arrival!

How it works:

Katie, (aka Hyper Homemaker) has organized our to-do list and posts them on her amazing blog each day. Then I get to work, crossing off the things on the list as I accomplish them! I love crossing items off lists, by the way. =) I take a few pics, and show off what I've done, and Voila! A clean home just in time to hibernate for the winter.

So today's list was quite large; and I'll admit that my Saturdays are usually reserved for hanging out with my husband, which doesn't leave much time for chores! Today's list was to conquer the kitchen- and I had already planned to clean up after last night's party (the kitchen was NASTY), so that was my main goal. But since the challenge started today, I went ahead and cleaned out the fridge, top to bottom, and I must say that it is sparkling clean! Cleaning out the fridge was long overdue- I found pickle relish that expired in October of 2006! Gross, right?

Organized and clean! I threw out a lot of stuff, so now I need to go grocery shopping.

Look at those shiny shelves- no more sticky residue from leaky containers!

Wiped Counters... check! Cleaned and shined sink... check! And I have a nice clean kitchen!

Though I didn't get to clean out the kitchen cabinets (Lord knows they are in desperate need of organization), I feel quite accomplished by just cleaning out the fridge. I'll get to the kitchen cabinets (promise!) and since I don't have a pantry, that's one less item for today's list.

Keep checking in! I'll try to post daily to track my progress. Inspired to do the cleaning challenge? It's not to late to get started... check out Katie's blog!


mummifiedx5 said...

Your kitchen looks great! :) Good job!

leslie said...

Just stopped by to say hi. I typed "Leslie needs" into Google, and your blog popped up. As my name is Leslie G(andy), I thought I'd check out what you wrote, and figured if I stopped by, I should say hi. Best of luck with your baby and with life, from one Leslie G to another!


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