Day 19 – The Dining Room! This is the Hub of Our Little Home! #31DaysToClean

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The dining room. It’s messy and nearly impossible to keep clean, because this is the place where so much of our life happens. Meals, parties, school, crafts…it’s the hub of our little home.

That litered piece of furniture behind the dining room table is where all the school stuff is. I will clean that on another day (I’m counting it as our homeschool room. ;)

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School happens here!

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Giggles a plenty!

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Birthdays!

kissA little smoochin’ even goes on in here.  (The kids snuck this pic.)

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And in our dining room is also this little bookshelf, that needs some TLC. The dust! Ew.

Today, let’s clean the dining room!

What needs to happen in your dining room to get it clean? Do that!

Clean off all surfaces and scrub them down or dust them. Clean up clutter spots and be RUTHLESS when it comes to trashing papers and things you don’t need. Once you’ve cleaned and organized, sweep and mop your floors or vacuum them.

You are ready for a lovely candle lit dinner with your family!

After Pics!

Coming later…as in, next week! I’m off to Ohio to speak at the Rise Up Event and I won’t be back until Sunday! I’ll be back at it here Monday!

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

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Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

Don’t forget about the LAST deal I have going on here with ePantry! Get TWO of my favorite Method products for FREE! (They smell SOOOOO good!)

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Day 18 – Wash the Bedroom Bedding! Plus, FREE Method Cleaners! #31DaysToClean

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Ahhhh…I love the smell of clean sheets! These sheets and blankets are not clean. Yet. On it!

Today you have one goal: wash all the bedding in the house that is being used. That’s it. Go!

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FREE Cleaning Products! LAST Chance!!!!

The kind and GENEROUS folks at ePantry are once again offering you all an AMAZING deal! This is your LAST chance to get this deal, it will end SUNDAY. The deal? TWO of my favorite Method products for FREE! (They smell SOOOOO good!)

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Suggested Order:

Method Wood Floor Cleaner: Free with your offer! 

Method Daily Wood Cleaner: Free with your offer! 

Method Dish Soap: $3.89

Method All-Purpose Cleaner: $4.14

Method Anti-Bacterial Bathroom Cleaner: $4.99

Method Daily Shower Spray: $4.07

ePantry soy candle: $9.95

This is a $56+ value for only $27.04! WOOT!

To get this deal (that ends Sunday), go HERE and give ePantry a try!

Related: Why I use and love ePantry (AKA 5 Reasons to Give ePantry a Try)

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

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Days 16 and 17 – Third Bedroom! YOU’VE GOT THIS!

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My older daughter’s desk. SHE HAS SO MUCH STUFF. Not toys, but books and notebooks and crafts. Good thing she likes to organize! Her bedroom is the one I’m counting as the third (mine will have to be a weekend project). Oh, also, keep in mind I’m not showing full pictures of the bedrooms. Privacy and all. :)

Day three of the bedrooms! Keep going! You are SO close to being done. And if you are done, HAPPY DANCE! If you have much more to do, start planning a weekend to play catch up! Oh, and I’m combining Days 16 and 17 because there is no way my daughter is going to let you see her closet.

But just in case you need this for motivation, DAY 17! GET THE THIRD BEDROOMS CLOSET CLEANED! WOOT!

Okay, now, for good measure, here are some before pictures of my bedroom:

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You will feel so good when the bedrooms are clean! I’m already feeling SO MUCH LIGHTER!

After Pics!

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The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

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Day 15 – 2nd Bedroom’s Closet! HANG WITH ME! Half-way Done! #31DaysToClean

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My poor son has a pink closet. Also, notice there are no clothes on the hangers. Time for mama to do laundry!

Okay peeps, WE ARE HALF-WAY DONE with the 31 days to clean challenge! I am not giving up, even though WHOA LIFE.

Today, getting the boys closet cleaned out! And yes, that is a random box (actually, it’s an ePantry box – yay ePantry!). He just wants to have the box. I anticipate a fort in the near future.

Okay, here we go!

After Pics!

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Still pink, but at least it’s clean! :)

The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

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Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

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Day 14 – Second Bedroom! Plus, The Simple Way I Get My Kids to Clean Their Rooms (No Fuss)!

Today is a great day for the second bedroom, because it’s my son’s room and he is quite capable of cleaning it himself!

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Remember, I’m not showing pics of my kids rooms because I want to keep that space private. But I will show a few up close pics when he’s finished!

The Simple Way I Get My Kids to Clean Their Rooms (No Fuss!)

Over the summer I ordered Dave Ramsey’s book Smart Money Smart Kids. One of the ideas in the book was something I was initially completely opposed to. The advice? Pay your children to clean their rooms. Now listen, I am of the philosophy that children take care of their rooms and help with the home because we are a family and we all have jobs to do. Also, they are going to have to learn to clean and care for their things because no one is going to pay them to clean up their homes one day, they will just need to have the self-discipline to do it. BUT, after pondering it more, I decided to try paying my children to clean their rooms so I could teach them about how to manage their money. Because the reality is, we don’t do allowances, and I don’t have enough extra jobs around the house for them to do to earn a consistent income. So here’s what I did (I tweaked what Dave did with his family) and what has been working wonderfully since:

My children can each earn 5 dimes a day. They get a dime for each job they do in their bedrooms:

  • Make their bed
  • Pick up the toys
  • Laundry in basket
  • Books on shelf
  • Trash in the trash can

Once they earn their five dimes, they put one in their save jar (a simple cheap bell jar), one in their give jar, and three in their spend jar. At this point, I’m not messing with the 10% thing because it’s too complicated, and dimes are easy and get the point across. (At some point I will up the amount, but for now, dimes keep me not broke.)

Bada bing, bada boom. Rooms get cleaned and mama is happy.

And just as a sidenote, my kids have other jobs they have to do around the house just because they are part of the family. :)

So, what works for your family? Share all your secrets!

After Pics!

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The Online Friends Who Clean Together, Stay Together

Or something like that.

If you want to join the challenge using your social media channels, use the hashtag #31DaysToClean. I’ll be posting updates on my Facebook page, Instagram account, and Twitter account! Also, if you are blogging through the challenge, feel free to leave the direct link to your blog post in the comments!

Love, SM

Click HERE to see all the posts in this series!

Want to join in the 31 Days to Clean challenge?

Just follow along and get your copy of 31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version on Kindle or as a PDF!

The book includes daily readings to motivate and inspire you, Mary challenges to engage your heart, and Martha challenge to get you cleaning!

31 Days to Clean, the REVISED version is available now for only .99 cents!

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