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Week Two Progress Report for our Summer of Clean

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Summer flies by.

I’m in shock/awe/horror that two weeks are already gone.

So how did our second week of the Summer of Clean go? (Did you get your FREE copy of my new e-book, Teaching Kids to Clean?)

As recently as last night, I honestly thought I was going to have to give us a D.  Maybe a D+.

We did laundry, but never finished it completely. We cleaned bathrooms, but quit before they were completed in order to get to the summer library program on Tuesday morning.

Wednesday was spent working in the kids’ rooms so I’d be willing to let them have friends over.

I’ve done the dishes every day, but my rhythm is off so doing them doesn’t necessarily translate into a clean kitchen.

Are you wondering yet how I upgraded our week’s score to a B-?

Today, despite feeling behind and discouraged and irritated that another week was going to pass me by without ever getting to the dusting and vacuuming . . . I took a deep breath.

And focused on my daily checklist. I involved the kids in a 5 minute pick-up and swept the kitchen and did the other small tasks that always surprise me by adding up to a significantly-more-livable house.

And that . . . just that, helped so much that I’m now willing to give us a higher grade!

Now, it’s your turn!  How did you do this week? If you write a post about your experiences using my e-book, or if you’d like to submit a guest post about it, let me know!

I love this post over at Mel’s Funny Farm about her first week of the Summer of Clean, especially how she adjusted the height of her Swiffer so it was easy for her child to use!

 

 

Have you checked out the cleaning starter kit over at Discount Cleaning Products? (Heather Lei, you won the kit from the giveaway last week, but I need to hear from you by tomorrow morning or I’ll have to choose another winner!)

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Comments

  1. 1
    rebekah says:

    Hi..just found your blog a few days ago. So glad to find another woman working her way out of chaos. I’m subscribing!

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    celina boulanger says:

    i guess i’ll jump in….school is out today…so again..not full summer yet…
    i’d say….C+..we need to work on reg. dishwashing, and clothes putting away

    dd’s room is NOT WORKING..cannot even walk in it.so we’ll be purging and organizing a bit better for her this coming week..

  3. 3

    Despite a sinus and ear infection, I did pretty well this week. I’ve managed to dust and vacuum every room in the house, cleaned all four bathrooms, cleaned out the fridge and did a massive 18-meal freezer cooking session. But the laundry has piled up in the process, and the laundry room looks like a herd of dust bunnies had a wrestling match in there.

    Ah well. There’s still the weekend.

  4. 4

    I don’t have kids, so my summer is pretty much the same as winter and spring and fall! That being said, I opened your post to start reading and your first mention of laundry reminded me I had a load of towels that needed switched to the dryer. I hopped right up and switched them over before reading the rest of the post. 🙂

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