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Martha Project: Day 6, Weekly Cleaning - Bathroom

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , ,
Yesterday, Friday was bathroom day. I have to be honest this was the day of the week that I was dreading. This is the one thing that I have not taken on in awhile. Usually, my husband takes care of cleaning the bathroom, I'm really lucky that way. But, since I'm taking on this project I thought that I would have to tackle the bathroom.
I did not take any before and afters for the bathroom because I did not think that it would look that different in pictures, since there is not a lot of clutter.

This was defiantly the hardest of the weekly cleaning tasks so far. I started by cleaning the sink and mirror and then moved on to the toilet. This was really what I did not want to clean, but I got over my grossed outness and cleaned the toilet. Finally, I cleaned the shower; this took me the longest and was the hardest part of the bathroom to clean.
Hopefully, next week this will not be as hard.
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Martha Project: Day 5

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Yesterday, Thursday was clean the bedroom day. The bedroom tends to be a place that we just throw things into when cleaning the rest of the house because no one sees the bedroom when they come over. So, needless to say I had a lot of clutter to tame yesterday. 

So, let's see how I did.

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Martha Project: Day 4

Yesterday was Wednesday, so I continued to work through my weekly housekeeping. Yesterday was the hallway and the entry way. The hallway was easy all I had to do was vacuum, so I decided not to take any before and afters because it was really not that interesting.

Here are my before and afters of the entry way. Our entry way is not heated so I had to move quickly as to not freeze.

 
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Martha Project: Day 3

Martha's Weekly Homekeeping

Today I'm setting up my weekly homekeeping schedule. Because I do not have enough time on any one day to accomplish all the things on the weekly checklist I'm going to spread it out throughout the week.

Sunday

Kitchen 

Monday

Dining Room

Tuesday

Living Room
 Home Office

Wednesday
Library
Entryway and Hallway

Thursday

Bedrooms

Friday
Bathrooms

Saturday

Throughout the House

So, today is Tuesday that means I tackled the Living Room and Home Office. Here is a picture of the before and the after using Martha's advice.


Living Room
 
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Our house is in a bit of a transition. Hopefully, our living room/dining room will look a little more finished soon.
Home Office
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Martha's steps are pretty simple the whole process took me about 45 minutes. I'll follow this for a week going through each day of the week.

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Martha Project: Day 2

Martha's Daily Chore List

Martha states that if you get into a habit of doing these 6 chores on a daily basis you'll be able to stay ahead of the chaos.

1. Make the Bed
I do make the bed every day, but I have to admit that I do not tuck in the corners. When I get to the section on making the bed I'm sure I'll learn the correct way to make the bed.

2. Manage Clutter
I tried to do this today, I did okay but I did not get all the clutter. I think the more you pick up clutter as you enter and exit rooms the better your house looks.

3. Sort the Mail
Every day, after the postman delivers the mail I take it out of the mail box and go through it for anything important. I also get rid of the junk mail. Martha says to put a trash bin near the door that you get the mail from, so I moved a basket near the door and another basket for recycling. She also suggests that you have four boxes; personal correspondence, bills, catalogs, and filing. Right now I only have piles so I will have to get some bins.

4. Clean as You Cook
I did not cook today so I did not get a chance to try this out. But, the next time that I do cook I will let you all know how this works.

5. Wipe up Spills While They're Fresh
This is something that I do already, letting a stain sit makes the clean up worse.

6. Sweep the Kitchen Floor
Since I did not cook today I did not sweep the floor because we cleaned heavily this past weekend. But, I can see how this would be helpful after you have cooked to make sure that no food is left on the floor.
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Martha Project: Day 1

Today I launched into my household Martha project by putting together my cleaning products according to Martha's Universal Clean Kit.

I really had no idea what I had as far as cleaning products went. When I clean I usually just grab what is under the sink and start cleaning. I obviously have a lot to learn.

So, my first step was to take out all the cleaning supplies that I had around the house and compare them to the checklist.

 
All my cleaning supplies!
Now, the checklist, let's see how I compared.
  • An all purpose cleaner, Check! I have a couple of those.
  • A mildly abrasive cleanser, I think comet works. Check!
  • Glass cleaner, after talking to my husband I found it in the basement. Check!
  • Rubber gloves, Check!
  • Lint-free white clothes, I have paper towels and I think I have some rags around the house somewhere. Sort of Check!
  • Medium-bristled scrub brush, do not have, will have to buy.
So, I just I didn't do half bad against Martha's Checklist. I'm going to CVS today and I will pick up the medium-bristled scrub brush.
I'm ready for the challenges ahead, bring on the dirt!!!


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