Still At It Sunday

We did get most of the “room dump” completed in the girls’ room.  We even did some rearranging of the furniture.  We are getting the room planned for when the five year olds will have to graduate to twin beds.  I think plan should work.

All that is left is to complete in the room is the top shelf of the closet.  It should not take long to complete.  Once their room is completed after lunch, I am going to do a “closet dump” of the upstairs linen closet.

That particular closet has become disorganized over the past six months because of MY inattention when the children are putting away towels and the health and beauty items (the shampoos, soaps, and toothpastes).  Time to pull everything out and reorganize it.  I am going to pull out some of the older towels we use for rags and cleanups to free up space on the shelves. Then I am going to group the mouth care, soaps and shampoos, cold products, nebulizers and asthma meds, not to mention our box of ace bandages and assorted braces (from my oh so clumsy family, me included) together.  Then it will all be put away in a logical fashion.

Once that closet is completed, I will be definitely working with those that put items away to make sure it stays that way this time.

Have a wonderful, blessed Sunday with your family.

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Sprucin’ Up Saturday

Today is cleaning day around the Zoo. We take Saturday morning to scrub the bathrooms, vacuum the downstairs and scrub the kitchen floor. In addition we vacuum and dust the bedrooms. Over all it leads to a busy morning around the Zoo.

Last weekend I had to pick a room in which to do a deep clean since the children seem to have a need to keep their rooms a total disaster. We did a “room dump” of the boys’ room. This week we stayed on top of the boys and their room remained presentable and only took a few minutes to clean this morning.  I think the are getting the idea that a little cleaning each day, leads to less cleaning on Saturday.  At least I hope so!

This weekend’s room on the “dumping block” is the girls’ room. Thanks to a very messy teen and three extremely messy five year olds, it has become a disaster area. The eleven year olds contribute to the disaster by throwing blankets and pillows about the room. If you were to look into it, you would think a tornado blew through the room and would want to call the Red Cross for help.

Thankfully the normal Saturday cleaning up is now complete. Once lunch is over, the room dump begins. I promise to check in tomorrow.  If I don’t, please send out the search crews!

Have a wonderful day sprucin’ up your home today!

Pax Christi!

A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome