I have read all the emails & comments from the Day 1 challenge and I want to thank you for your lovely words, I am so pleased that this challenge has motivated so many of you. I also wanted to let you know that readers are finding inspiration amongst the comments. What a wonderful community we have, sharing and helping each other!
Please share your progress of today’s challenge below
Main Bedroom - Your bedroom should be a place you feel comfortable in, making it easier for you to fall asleep and have the desire for a little ‘romance’. Mine got to the point that I was dumping ‘stuff’ on my bedside table and dressing table. I would wake and the first thing I saw was the clutter, I would take a deep breath and feel overwhelmed and hope I would have the energy to sort through it that day. I didn’t enjoy waking up each day and seeing clutter. Getting my room back to a calm and tidy place was a next priority. Today’s cleaning task is to do the following in your bedroom:
- Strip the bed sheets off the bed
- Wash all bedding
- Place decorative cushions on line in sunshine for a few hours to help remove dustmites
- Vacuum mattress
- Flip mattress if you have not done in the past 3 months (I flip mine every 2 months)
- Pick up and put away all clothing
- Pick up and put/throw away all paper clutter
- Pick up and put/throw away all other clutter
- Dust all surfaces, bedside tables, dressing tables, mirrors, picture frames
- Dust ornaments
- Vacuum ceiling fan to remove dust that has settled during winter
- Vacuum the floor, including under the bed
- Place clean bedding on your bed
Please don’t do the following tasks today, they are coming soon:
- The ensuite
- Your wardrobe
Bedroom surfaces – Do you have one too many ‘pretty things, nic nacs, ornaments’ on your bedroom surfaces. Having too many little things will make the task of cleaning harder and you more than likely won’t be dusting over your surfaces as often as you should. Today’s task is to look over what you have and re-evaluate if they need to be there.
Top drawer of your bedside table - My bedside table doesn’t have much in it these days, years ago I would have magazines or a pile of kids drawings, now it’s a drawer of my items I use every night. My 2nd drawers is where I keep my treasures, cards and love letters from hubby, trinkets and memories of my grandparents and school years.
I use a drawer organiser set from Howards Storage World to keep all my items from rolling around the drawer. In my drawer I keep moisutiser for my hands, a photo of my Nan, candles, notepad and pen for those moments you get a great idea, nail file, chapstick and medication.
Make your bed each morning. I wake up, leave the sheets down to air out the bed, have a shower, open my blinds and window, make bed, then get dressed.
Wipe over your dining chairs
Day 2 checklist (place in tasks divider)