I hope and pray this was an encouragement to you and helped you.
I had a lot of fun writing it and honestly was challenged by it too.
I have never blogged for 31 days straight like that before.
It forced me to figure out a new normal during this season.
I really found a good rhythm for me during the course of the 31 days and while I know at different times in our lives it will need to change and adjust again but for now it's great.
I'm enjoying living with less and feeling more freedom.
I'm finding I have so much more time to learn new things and spend time with the people who are important. I'm finding it's more relaxing and when a friend popped in the other day I didn't even think "oh no! What does my house look like?!" Because while yes there were still some groceries needing to be put away (from the day before) my dishes were done, my stove top was clean, and the house felt pretty good. It was clean enough.
I really enjoyed spending some time really learning about the items on the six list.
I love making non-toxic cheap cleaning supplies that really work.
It's so nice knowing exactly what is around my family and not worrying about toxic fumes.
I want to have a clean home but I don't want my children to look back and say that I was always cleaning and never playing with them.
I am first and foremost a mom. A clean enough environment will do just fine.
And some days my babes need me a little extra and so I try to be sure to get just the essentials done while they're resting and spend the time they're up focused on them.
A little comical as today my oldest wasn't feeling well and wanted me near by and my youngest wanted attention. So tonight there are a few dishes left in the sink and I'm ok with that. I'll do them tomorrow. I'll get some sleep tonight so I can care for my family tomorrow.
Series Recap - 31 Days To A Cleaner Home:
Intro//An Honest Beginning
Day 1//Why Clean?
Day 2//A Place of Life
Day 3//Less is Less
Day 5//Perfection-the enemy of completion
Day 6//Rest for the Homemaker
Day 8//Feeling Dull
Day 9//Family Chores
Day 10//Fresh Start
Day 11//Who Are You?
Day 12//Keep Going
Day 13//Planning for the Week Ahead
Day 15//Time Vortex
Day 16//Habits and Routines
Day 18//Cleaning Binge
Day 19//Help!-It's ok to ask for or hire help.
Day 20//Life Happens.-Even on Sundays.
Day 21//Clean Enough
Day 22//Clean Smart
Day 23//The Cleaning Six List
Day 24//Cleaning With Vinegar
Day 25//Cleaning With Baking Soda
Day 26//Cleaning With Oxygen Bleach
Day 27//Cleaning With Rubbing Alcohol
Day 28//Cleaning With Dish Soap
Day 29//DIY Cleaning Solutions
Day 30//7 Organization Tips
Day 31//A Time For Everything.
I would love to hear from you.
Let me know what post was your favorite or what challenged you.
Show me pictures of a project you finished or an area you organized.
And know that I'm still here cheering you on.