Sunday, March 18, 2007
A New Week
It's the beginning of a new week! We have had the hardest time getting used to the time change. I can hear the girls talking well past 9:30pm and we can barely drag ourselves out of bed in the morning. I am determined to do better this week!
I was looking around Martha Stewart's website and found this article on "Six Things to Do Everyday." Here they are....
1. Make the Bed
A crisply made bed makes the whole room seem more orderly, which makes it less likely that you'll let other things -- such as clothes and papers -- pile up around it.
2. Manage Clutter
Whenever you leave a room, take a quick look around for anything that isn't where it should be. Pick it up and put it where it belongs.
3. Sort the Mail
Take a few minutes to open, read, and sort mail as soon as you bring it inside. Keep a trash bin near your sorting area for junk mail.
4. Clean as You Cook
Instead of filling the sink with pots and dishes, wash them or put them in the dishwasher as you prepare a meal.
5. Wipe Up Spills While They're Fresh
Whether it's tomato sauce on the cooktop or makeup on the bathroom counter, almost anything is faster and easier to remove if you attend to it immediately.
6. Sweep the Kitchen Floor
Every evening once you've finished washing up after dinner, sweep the floor. This will keep tough-to-clean dirt and grime from building up, which will make the weekly mopping much quicker.
A few other things we do every morning are start a load of laundry, sweep the bathroom floor and feed the cat and bunny. Are there some things you do everyday, to keep you home running smoothly?
I would also like to teach Grace and Emily two new skills this week...
1. Take a shower by themselves. This won't be fun. They don't like water anywhere near their faces. Bath time has turned into a huge ordeal though, so I need to do something.
2. Do their own laundry. This may take longer than a week! Fortunately, they both want to learn, so I thought I'd take advantage of it. :0)
Lastly, there are some things on my to-do list that I've been putting off for awhile now. I *have* to get them done this week!
1. Mail packages.
2. Write letters.***In progress
3. Make a few baby gifts.***In progress
4. Make dentist appointments.
5. Exercise at least 3 times this week.***Not in progress. ;0)
Do you have some things on your to-do list you've been putting off, too? Maybe we can encourage each other to get them done?! I'm going to use these free printable To-Do Lists.
Whatever you have planned, I hope you have a great start to your week!