Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cleaning mama!

After starting my new meds the other day for my OCD and ADD, I feel like a new me. I am not sure if the meds are really working this fast or if it just my mind. What ever it is, I'll take it! I have gotten so much done this week. I plan to blog for the next few days about my cleaning accomplishments this week. I am certainly making headway on my 2012 goal of cleaning. Today I used money saving mom's 2 hour house cleaning checklist. And although I didn't get near all the way done (Joel woke up then I needed to get Caleb from school), I do feel like my house looks a million times better! Here's a peek at what I got done today:

This is the pile of dishes after my husband had already done a load in the dishwasher this morning. 

Umm.... The dishes on our stove.
The crock pot on our floor...
Yeah, we had a few dishes to do. Did I mention we were all sick this last week?

My new water glass counting system. I saw this on pinterest and thought I would give it a try.
It goes like this, for every glass of water you want to drink, you put a rubber band around your wrist. (I used those jelly bracelets and put them on my left wrist). Then each time you drink a glass, you take one off. Or in my case, so I don't loose them, I put them on my right wrist. Then each morning I put them back on my left. Well this was about 2:30pm when I realized that I still had all eight on my left wrist!

Here's my pile of dishes after I did another load. (And the ones on the stove and floor you ask? Still there)

And behind those formula cans and the pot... My microwave :)

Before I cleaned off my counter. Yep, that's a Christmas vase in the corner there...
And after. Yes, it's still a Christmas candle warmer but we don't have the money to buy a new one and I really like the smelly stuff.

So that's my clean up project for today! I decluttered my kitchen tons and it looks so much better.


  1. Thanks for keeping it real. I thought I was the only person in the history of the world to have a pot on the floor to be cleaned. Yesterday I tackled the stovetop. Today will be the dishes. You've inspired me.

    1. Thank you so much for posting a reply! Because we don't have much counter space, we typically put the crock pot on the floor while it's cooking. And then it sort of just stays there. Forever! I think today I should tackle my stove top. You have inspired me!