Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blitz-It Friday

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Organized Everyday is hosting a new carnival called Blitz-it Friday. If you have no idea what a blitz is, check out the original one hour blitz and staying focused.

Wow. I haven't blitzed in such a long time. Now I'm just a little late posting about it. We are finally settled enough in our new home to be ready and desperate for a good cleaning blitz. On Friday, I set my timer and started moving as fast as I could.

I started in the kitchen with this mess:

Here's what I did in the first 45 minutes of my blitz:
  • Unloaded the dishwasher
  • Loaded the dishwasher and turned it on
  • Cleared off the kitchen table
  • Hand washed the pans
  • Wiped the counters and stove
  • Swept the kitchen floors

And here was the result:

Next I turned my attention to the kid's room, which they had torn apart earlier in the day.

Here's what I did in the last 15 minutes:
  • Put away clean laundry
  • Made the kid's beds
  • Folded and put away the kid's clothes
  • Vacuumed the hall, living room, kid's room
And here was the end result.

The timer started to beep just as I put away the vacuum cleaner.
What a great hour of blitzing!


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yay, Contemplative Mom - you got a lot done!

My boys are a bit older, but the day will come when your kiddos will be helping too :0)

sara said...

Wow! what a difference!

BlueCastle said...

Good work! I enjoyed seeing pictures of your new place. What a blessing that it came furnished. :)

Ruby said...

Great job! That must feel fantastic!