If you saw my post yesterday I was afraid that I would start organizing and cleaning today. Today is NOT a cleaning day!! Today was a prep day to get ready to complete 31 days of cleaning. Ugh! But, you tell me how I am not supposed to clean with a family of 6? Well, I did it. I cleaned! Not everything but some much needed shelf clearing and scrubbing. There is still a lot I can do over 31 days...honest!
We were supposed to identify specific reasons why we want to make our home a haven and create a mission statement.
It was hard to make a mission statement because all I could think of is the saying you hear all the time...cleaning is like shoveling snow during a blizzard. This is SO me! I feel that the kids are behind me leaving a dirt trail over the clean trail I already made. But my specific reason is that I want people to feel comfortable to come over. I get very anxious if someone just "stops" by...an hour notice is good for me. But I don't want this. I want a warm and inviting home for others. My mission statement would have to be: "A Clean Home Is An Inviting Home". Yep! That sounds really good for me! Will I frame it? I don't know...looks like a good cross stitch pattern to me! Then I can frame it! :)
Making your list of supplies.
Not sure about anyone else but I think the most motivating cleaning tip I could ever give someone is to tell them to go buy a new bottle of cleaning spray and a sponge or cloth. You will get home and be excited to use the new stuff! I bought a spray of scrubbing bubbles! Heaven! Love to see the bubbles and then watch it clean. My list would be needing a couple of spray bottles of the Pledge Multi-Surface, Bleach, Bleach wipes and trash bags. I am planning on downsizing as I go along.