Friday, April 24, 2009

Blitz-It Friday

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On Sunday afternoon this week, my husband reminded me that we were having friends over that night, after the kids went down. I had completely forgotten and our house was in need of some work before it was even casual, company ready. I knew I was going to have to super blitz it to get everything done. Here is what I was able to get done in just over an hour of work:
  • Picked up the kid's bedroom
  • Picked up the living room and play area
  • Sorted the paper pile on the table
  • Cleared off the kitchen table
  • Loaded the dishwasher and turned it on
  • Hand washed the pans
  • Wiped the counters and stove
  • Swept the floors - living room, dining room, kitchen and hall
  • Vacuumed - bedrooms, living room, play area, hall runner
  • Spot-dusted the living room
  • Cleaned and polished the kitchen and living room tables
  • Cleaned the bathroom toilet and sink
  • Swept the bathroom floor
  • Shook out the bathroom rug
The timer went off just after I started the bathroom. I'm not sure how long it took, but I was able to finish it before my kids went crazy.

Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it. I started to lose my momentum about 45 minutes into the cleaning. A couple big gulps of water helped get me going again.

How do you tackle your cleaning?

3 comments:

Blue Castle said...

Wow. You did a LOT. :) Good work.

Eos Mom said...

Great job! Enjoy your nice clean house!

Organizing Mommy said...

That is HUGE!!! I'm totally tired just thinking about it!!! Great job.