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October 1, 2014

October Cleaning Challenge- Day One

 Day One- Front Entry

Today starts our October Cleaning Challenge

My front entry way is very small and includes a coat closet. I went ahead and cleaned it as well since it is considered part of our entry way.  I don't use the coat closet very much as I keep most of my shoes in our bedroom but it mainly is used for purses, backpacks, coats, and shoes. My kids are the main users of this closet. Right now it also stores our 2014 Halloween costumes. 

It was very much in need of cleaning as I have neglected it for awhile. My kids have everything just thrown in there. Here is what it looked like before I touched it.

My first step was to pull everything out that was on the floor. I left everything that was hanging as it was where it was supposed to be at this time. That shoe bucket is embarrassing!

 After that I swept and steam mopped the floors.

I love my steam mop except for when it comes to small places like this closet. I then resorted to scrubbing with the Clorox wipes to get around the edges and in the corners. Looks much better!


Once I was done with that and was wishing I could stop because I knew that the next part was shoe sorting. I kept on going with it and tackled this mound of shoes, pool floats (who knows why they were in there), and kids jackets that never get hung up.


The bucket of shoes looked much better so I placed it back in the closet. Hung up my purses which some how managed to get in the bucket of shoes. Then hung up the jackets that were needing to be hung. 

The closet now looks much better as the shoes are nice and neat in the bucket. I moved our boots to the top shelf. Everything looks so clean and organized! I love it!

 And of course the final picture of the front door and closet closed, which also looks amazing!

I am so happy with what I did on the first day of this challenge!
Did you join in on the October Cleaning Challenge and blog about it?
If so leave a comment with your blog post or just share that you joined in!

September 26, 2014

October Cleaning Challenge

As October starts next month, I am reminded that Holiday Season is only a couple months away. With that comes company! This is the time of year that I deep clean my house. Most people do it in Spring but I love the feeling of having a clean house during the holidays!

So I decided I'd have a little fun with it and come up with a Cleaning Challenge that we can all do together!

Who doesn't love a clean house especially when family and friends will be at your house to celebrate the Holidays!

The Challenge is 31 days with one task a day to get you a clean house!

So grab your cleaning supplies, download and print the Cleaning Challenge Calendar, and comment below letting us know you are joining in on the challenge! Don't forget to blog about the challenge as you do it and daily you can leave your blog post in the comments to share what you did that day of the Challenge! I will be blogging daily for October!

Download the Calendar HERE

Hope you will join me in this Challenge!

September 22, 2014

Things don't always go as planned....

As my last post stated we were  moving. We were all ready to go. I had packed half the house and then the truth came out. Not to give too much detail but we were lied to. The house wasn't even a real house!

So we aren't moving. I sit here in my normal office with my turquoise walls and I think to myself that it wasn't meant to be. God has other plans for us and we plan to stay where we are. 

We are perfectly happy and content with staying in this house, as we have been here for 4 years and it is home to us. 

My new plan is to make it more like home. After 4 years I haven't really done much other than put a few decorations on the wall. 

So what does this mean for the blog. It means I don't have to wait to move to start posting here and there. It means I have more time to devote to the blog because I won't be busy unpacking.

What can you expect?

Whole house makeover!
New organization tips!
New printables!
How about a 2015 Daily Planner or a Meal Planner!

It means I get to share with you all how I make this house our home. 

Hope you all are as excited to see what is to come and to continue on this journey with me!